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Reply #50 - Mar 15th, 2013 at 1:26pm
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I feel the need to offer a lighter alternative to Pinesol.

The guy that lead my first trip handed out a gear list to everyone. One line near the end of the list was bear repellent. Next year at the orientation, someone asked what that was. As I recall he kinda dodged the question ... calling it a joke.

A few years later I was at his house drinking beer so I asked him outright. Turns out it was mothballs.

I only offer that alternative as Pinesol gives me an instant headache. A little sachet of mothballs would be lighter and you could take it with you from one campsite to the next ... and home with you.
  
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Reply #51 - Mar 15th, 2013 at 1:39pm
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So...if I want to keep you and your friend from coming into my camp and drinking all my beer, I should use mothballs? Didn't even know they had 'em.
  
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Reply #52 - Mar 15th, 2013 at 2:02pm
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jimmar wrote on Mar 15th, 2013 at 1:39pm:
Didn't even know they had 'em.

Took me a while.    Grin   Thanks for that.
  
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Reply #53 - Apr 4th, 2013 at 12:56pm
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Reply #54 - Apr 4th, 2013 at 8:00pm
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db wrote on Mar 15th, 2013 at 2:02pm:
jimmar wrote on Mar 15th, 2013 at 1:39pm:
Didn't even know they had 'em.

Took me a while.    Grin   Thanks for that.


Some twisted part of me hoped db's link built on jimmar's reply. Grin

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Reply #55 - Apr 4th, 2013 at 11:56pm
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db wrote on Apr 4th, 2013 at 12:56pm:
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Jeez, that's all we need,  a five-minute screaming siren that goes off whenever some critter wanders through the noob-next-door's camp.

A couple of years ago, I was on a day hike in the Rockies and a pair of hikers in the same area had one of those horns that are supposed to scare bears away. It was annoyingly loud even when they were a couple of kms off on the other side of the valley. And sound doesn't carry nearly as far in the mountains as it does in lake country.

I think some parks now have a "no vuvuzelas" regulation - I wonder if that would apply to pack alarms too.
  
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Reply #56 - Dec 21st, 2022 at 1:41pm
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Eh, why not? It's silly season.

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