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[pct-l] bears & food
- Subject: [pct-l] bears & food
- From: DAVCATDAV at aol.com (DAVCATDAV@xxxxxxx)
- Date: Wed Dec 31 03:59:13 2003
Let's see...It's January...that means...yes...no, not
yet...maybe...well...yes...yes indeed...YIPPEE...IT'S TIME FOR BEAR CANNISTER FLAMING...oh boy!
I offer my own thoughts...not that I'm any wiser than anyone else...it's just
that Christmas was rather good and...well...without a little abuse I start to
feel...out of sorts.
Okay say you''ve a thousand bears...picture them out there...all in a
group...moo, moo, moo. No wait...that's in Southern Oregon...and they were cows.
Okay, say you've a thousand bears...picture them out there in the
Sierras...growl...growl...growl. We want food...growl...growl. Ten thousand hikers pass
by...picture them out there...wheresthegorp...wheresthegorp...wheresthegorp.
Nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine pass by in complete safety. They
are now convinced that whatever method they use to keep Ursus (I say Ursus
instead of bear merely to impress you all with my
eridition...eradition...erid...big word knowledge) at bay is 100% effective. Meanwhile hiker number 10,000
has his tent crashed into.
There are not an inconsiderable number of people who would snuggest that if
everyone carried a bear cannister where the Feds ask people to, that hiker
number 10,000 would have a more pleasant experience. I think the truth is you
could walk naked into the wilderness smothered with honey screaming damn the bear
bag full speed ahead and likely you'd be fine (if you find this mental image
appealing, well, 50ish WM, please contact off line.) The idea is to avoid a
situation that occurs only rarely in any event. And (watch out Jordanaire's
I'm about to curse in your church) it is only...only..3 pounds.