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Thread: Tenting in Grizzly territory

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    Smile Tenting in Grizzly territory

    Im going to be heading out for upwards of a week into an area with little foot traffic due to motor restrictions. There are lots of grizz in the area. For those who tent in areas like this, I would like to hear what precautionary measures you take to try to minimize grizz, or other predators, from being attracted to your camp.

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    Re: Tenting in Grizzly territory

    I'm no expert, I sleep in my truck when solo hunting in Grizz areas, but here's a few rules to always follow regardless of area/predator.

    Don't cook in camp, hang your food (including bars/dehydrated meals) 200 yards or more away, and try to camp in areas with few game trails nearby. Also, I would sleep near your rifle and have bear spray handy.
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    Re: Tenting in Grizzly territory

    I am, after several years of considering it, going to buy one of the very light electric bear fences and use that around my sleeping camp. I also will buy some of the light bear alarms-think you can get these from HBC?

    I really NEED to watch pack weight, due to age and injuries, but, I also want the best safety setup I can get and these will give me that when weight is considered.

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    Re: Tenting in Grizzly territory

    Some take a spool of fishing line and some cans or bells and string the line around camp with the rattling device hanging on it. Lets call it an early warning device. Old stories talk of marking the four corners of camp with urine. Don't unload your gun at night!! I hope your not a heavy sleeper.

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    Re: Tenting in Grizzly territory

    I like to just drink a lot. Then bam you wake up in the morning and yer all good to go...for a while anyway.

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    Re: Tenting in Grizzly territory

    In addition to sleeping with you rifle always sleep with your knife handy so you can cut your way out of the tent if longclaw pounces on the tent!

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    Re: Tenting in Grizzly territory

    I bought a Pack Alarm last year, but haven't used it yet
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    Re: Tenting in Grizzly territory

    Talk to Srupp that man is wise on grizzly and living with them. He had some good precaution info to pass. Example if your going with a partner good idea to both wear a white shirt to bed. In case of emergency with a grizz in camp and you wake up all groggy you will see a white shirt better than a dark on and you know who the good guy is. Everyone knows this but don't camp near food and stash high. If you can't afford a camp fence, bring 3-4 pop cans and put bunch of rocks in it. Tie it with string around camp. If anything comes in you can hear the cans. Just a piece of mind

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    Re: Tenting in Grizzly territory

    Used my pack alarm over 50 nights now in pretty heavy griz country. Had three false triggers "2 from falling branches, 1 from wet snow". Had it set off 4 times from something walking into it.

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    Re: Tenting in Grizzly territory

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron.C View Post
    Used my pack alarm over 50 nights now in pretty heavy griz country. Had three false triggers "2 from falling branches, 1 from wet snow". Had it set off 4 times from something walking into it.
    Did the alarm scare off whatever walked into it?
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