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Old 05-11-2005, 09:31 PM   #1
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Dumbass bear and food question...

Should I get a bear resistant food container for trip thru BC/Yukon thru Dalton Highway. Do any of the parks require them for camping?
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Old 05-11-2005, 10:10 PM   #2
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Not required i dont think. Bring a gun to shoot the rest of our road signs out!! JOKE'IN
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Old 05-12-2005, 12:00 AM   #3
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Bear proof? if you need some advice don't sleep with you food,take a rope and a container and sting it up a tree away from camp, don't spray yourself down with bear repellant it dosn't work that way it will attract them and yes some dumbass did this but for the most part the bears aren't much if a problem in camp grounds. now the SKEETERS thats a different story thay are a problem
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Old 05-12-2005, 03:00 AM   #4
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Old 05-12-2005, 04:31 AM   #5
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. now the SKEETERS thats a different story thay are a problem
I don't think I'm THAT big of a problem!

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Old 05-12-2005, 04:41 AM   #6
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if you're out in the boonies cook downwind from your campsite. I put food, pots, pans etc in one of my panniers and strung it up out of reach using my luggage tie downs
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:17 AM   #7
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Bear proof? if you need some advice don't sleep with you food,take a rope and a container and sting it up a tree away from camp, don't spray yourself down with bear repellant it dosn't work that way it will attract them and yes some dumbass did this but for the most part the bears aren't much if a problem in camp grounds. now the SKEETERS thats a different story thay are a problem
Planning an Alaska trip & was interested in knowing just when Sketter Season starts & ends. Plans are to go up the Alcan and Dalton to Deadhorse & back the first 2 weeks of June. Will the Sketters be big enough to carry a human back to their nest by then ?
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:18 AM   #8
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Planning an Alaska trip & was interested in knowing just when Sketter Season starts & ends. Plans are to go up the Alcan and Dalton to Deadhorse & back the first 2 weeks of June. Will the Sketters be big enough to carry a human back to their nest by then ?
Depends on the forest fires
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Old 05-12-2005, 07:57 AM   #9
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Depends on the forest fires
Lets assume the default position of no fires. Then what????
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:31 AM   #10
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Nothing is bear-proof! Bears have figured out how to open the sliding doors on mini vans (locked), and all sorts of other things that you'd think would stop them. Sleep away from your food, hang the food and utensils in a tree away from where you sleep, keep everything clean, including yourself, and try not to worry too much.

As far as mosquitos go, they aren't big, just normal sized. The bad thing about them is that there are trillions of them! When you stop your bike, they are attracted to the heat and CO2 put off by the bike. You'll likely be mobbed, and when they are really bad, they'll drive you nuts, flying in your ears, mouth, and any other exposed opening. But, it really is survivable, just bring a head net, and some repellent, and you'll be alright.
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:07 AM   #11
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Eek skeeters

last year on the way to Dawson in Glennallen stoped for fuel had to keep me helmet on just to get the job done
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Old 05-12-2005, 12:35 PM   #12
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skeeters

Two years ago I had to fan my wife's ass as she went potty on the Arctic Circle . It was a big job but nothing I couldn't handle.

Have you heard about the guy who excaped from the jail in Fairbanks and turned himself back in three days later because the skeeters were driving him absolutely nuts???? True story!!!

The worse skeeters that I have encountered were at the Everglades. Little basterds were drilling before they landed! At least our guys do a few introductory probes before getting serious.

Most of the time is is too hot, too cold, too windy, or too rainy for them to be bothersome. But when conditions are perfect, look out!!
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Old 05-12-2005, 12:57 PM   #13
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Laugh

I shouldn't langh it soon will be my turn with my wife!
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Two years ago I had to fan my wife's ass as she went potty on the Arctic Circle . It was a big job but nothing I couldn't handle.
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:18 PM   #14
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Lets assume the default position of no fires. Then what????
I was in Alaska last year, the last week of May and they were just out at the lower altitudes.
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:42 PM   #15
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True, but none of the roads are what you could call high altitude!
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