Earl Needham <>
Sent: 10/27/2000 12:15:38 PM

RE: [gpsstash] Sierra Club posts

>I have a friend who USED to pack a firearm when camping. A bear stole his
>backpack, gun and all. The description of the bear whacking the gun ladden
>backpack on a rock and everyone running for their lives is a good one. You
>guessed it, there was food in the backpack.

I don't want to be rude, but it just seems obvious to me
that, when you're in bear country, you don't store anything you want
to keep in teh same bag as the food. The bears WILL get it, unless
you hang it from a "bear rope" or else use a steel container that
they can't get. Of course, that kind of steel container doesn't pack
very well...


Earl Needham, KD5XB mailto:KD5XB@AMSAT.ORG
Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk N34d 25.446m W103d 12.700m (or so)

Pet peeve: breath is a noun, breathe is a verb (When you take a
breath, you breathe...)