Sunday, January 24, 2016

Learning about bears and knots

When I go on my big hike in 115 days (!!) there is a very small possibility that we'll encounter a black bear. I'm not a fan of that. I want to be prepared, with noise makers (whistles and bells) and bear spray. When I posted a question online about strategies to minimize the chances of bear encounters, someone kindly pointed me towards this great graphic:
Never have ANY food where you sleep, not even an empty candy wrapper
The website that it's from,, looks pretty interesting too, if you are into using a hammock when you backpack or go hiking a lot.

Looking at that website, and remembering all the YouTube videos that I've watched lately made me think: I really need to start learning about and practicing tying knots.

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