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Old 07-12-2017, 05:09 PM
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This is what we do.... Not because we're worried about wildlife in Colorado, but more for comfort and ease of setting up camp. However, we always have a rooftop tent when we're in Africa, especially around Kalahari lions and Brown Hyenas!
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:38 AM
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How do you keep food far away? Would love to camp in Yosemite.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:35 AM
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How do you keep food far away? Would love to camp in Yosemite.
1. Keep it in a bear proof food locker or container

2. Sling it more than 10 feet up a tree

3. Keep in the car with the windows closed

I have not been to Yosemite, but I am betting that they have bear proof lockers at their campsites. Many of our National Parks are using lockers these days.

AND never eat inside the tent!!
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:41 AM
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I have not been to Yosemite, but I am betting that they have bear proof lockers at their campsites. Many of our National Parks are using lockers these days.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:57 PM
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3. Keep in the car with the windows closed
Bears can get into cars.
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:13 PM
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They rip open doors like sardine cans.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:03 PM
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They rip open doors like sardine cans.
But its better than them ripping open your tent.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:51 PM
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But its better than them ripping open your tent.
Exactly, fishEH!

Yes, they get into cars on the rare occasion and it's very easy for them, but unlikely at the campsite if you're around.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:54 PM
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Guarantee she and the kids will be fine by bravely covering yourself in bacon grease.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:06 AM
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FYI, standard coolers are NOT bear proof.
I'm sure the over-priced east-coast-posuer Yeti coolers are bear proof.

I have a "standard" cooler.
After dinner, all food waste is cleaned up & bagged in "standard" garbage bags.
Garbage bags & cooler go inside vehicle, with all windows closed.
No critters.

I wonder if Yeti makes garbage bags?
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:08 AM
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I'm sure the over-priced east-coast-posuer Yeti coolers are bear proof.

I have a "standard" cooler.
After dinner, all food waste is cleaned up & bagged in "standard" garbage bags.
Garbage bags & cooler go inside vehicle, with all windows closed.
No critters.

I wonder if Yeti makes garbage bags?
I think I struck a nerve and that you are taking what I said way out of context. What I meant by "standard" coolers was to suggest that many people think that leaving the food in a cooler outside and around the campsite is good enough to keep bears out of their food. Bears easily get into any cooler regardless of brand unless it is designed to be bear-proof.

I was attempting to distinguish between coolers and bear-proof containers/coolers.

I too use Coleman coolers or the like and an onboard refrigerator/freezer and find they are more than sufficient. I agree that cleanup is very important as well as closing the windows.
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:55 PM
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To add to the bear topic, saw my first one in the wild this weekend. It was in Gilpin County.

It's their time of year. Got to put on the weight for hibernation.
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To add to the bear topic, saw my first one in the wild this weekend. It was in Gilpin County.

It's their time of year. Got to put on the weight for hibernation.
First one, as in ever??
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:58 PM
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First one, as in ever??
In the wild, in CO, over the past eleven years, yes. But, I haven't camped (but once) so I'm limited to wheeling, hiking and fishing trips in bear country.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:46 PM
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Anybody know WTF is up with the BLM website? I've been doing a lot of Google searches and almost every BLM link is broken.
I had one for Geospatial Colorado BLM maps that worked a couple weeks ago and now, squat!
https://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Pro...atialData.html
Maybe BLM is being dismantled. . .
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:51 PM
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Maybe BLM is being dismantled. . .
Yawn.
Unfriend me on FB just to wax political here? Gimme a break.
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:20 PM
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Yawn.
Unfriend me on FB just to wax political here? Gimme a break.
I didn't unfriend. Just cancelled Facebook completely. I am still your friend. You have my phone number and email and I have yours. Facebook isn't the end of the world, Brett. . .

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Old 07-21-2017, 10:26 PM
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I didn't unfriend. Just cancelled Facebook completely. I am still your friend. You have my phone number and email and I have yours. Facebook isn't the end of the world, Brett. . .

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Ok, whew! No longer on the book of faces!? Crazy.
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:29 AM
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Ok, whew! No longer on the book of faces!? Crazy.
I would fucking love to ditch bookface, but since I spent 15 years in DC, then 2 in San Diego, then 2 in Montana, and now in WV it's really the only way I have to routinely keep up with folks. If I still lived in DC and saw most of my friends on the regular I'd certainly have dumped it.

To make it more palatable I've unfollowed most of my outrage-happy SJW friends who are generally good people in person, but on there....goddamn they're retarded.
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:32 PM
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In the wild, in CO, over the past eleven years, yes. But, I haven't camped (but once) so I'm limited to wheeling, hiking and fishing trips in bear country.
They are in my year about every other day this year. Cannot leave food in car or windows down this year.
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They are in my year about every other day this year. Cannot leave food in car or windows down this year.
I assume you mean they're in your yard.
I had one in the back yard last summer, haven't seen any since.
Lots of deer and elk, of course.
Haven't seen the neighborhood mountain lion for a while.
I hope she's ok..
Scary, but beautiful.
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I didn't unfriend. Just cancelled Facebook completely. I am still your friend. You have my phone number and email and I have yours. Facebook isn't the end of the world, Brett. . .

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Stopped using that a year ago.
In about January, I unfriended everyone but my immediate family.
Last month, I went to log on to completely delete the account.
It wouldn't let me log on unless I "tagged my friends in pictures".
So I just closed the browser.
Fcuk that shit.
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