Author Topic: Trans Am Rockies Camping - Bears?  (Read 3184 times)

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Offline davidbonn

Re: Trans Am Rockies Camping - Bears?
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2024, 09:30:18 pm »
In terms of taking attractants inside your tent, can't you just put them in plastic bags? ...

No, you can't.  Store anything like that with your food.  Sometimes you'll need to store the clothes you cooked and ate in with your food as well, especially if you eat something stinky or particularly interesting like tuna helper or smoked salmon.

Also, it is always best to cook and eat some distance from where you sleep, and also store your food some distance from where you sleep and downwind of you.  "Some distance" is usually considered about one hundred meters.

Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: Trans Am Rockies Camping - Bears?
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2024, 09:56:43 am »
In terms of taking attractants inside your tent, can't you just put them in plastic bags?  Freezer bags, for instance, or garbage bags? I'm thinking about things like toiletries, sunscreen, insect repellant, trash; NOT food.   
When I backpacked in the backcountry of Glacier N.P., that was a no-no.  First of all, trash smells.  Maybe not to you, but a bear's sense of smell is WAY stronger than a human's.  Second, those bags are not completely airtight.  All potential attractants, including bug spray, got hung every night.

Offline Shmogger

Re: Trans Am Rockies Camping - Bears?
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2024, 10:57:15 am »
Thanks, that's good to know!   :o