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Old 08-30-2007, 11:28 PM   #1
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Backpacker Magazine has a column called "Medicine Man", which is a question and answer type of column. Here's a quote from the latest magazine.
Q: Are bears attracted to bug sprays containing sweet-smelling citronella or lemon eucalyptus? (RBS in NJ)
A: Not when they're masked by your three-days-in-the-woods body odor, Mr Pungent. Bears tend to investigate aromas that could lead to something edible. Citronella has a distinctly sweet smell, as do some deet products and sunscreens -- which means it's smart to hang or canister those bottles with your food when camping in bear country. That said, I haven't seen any studies that indicate that bears find these substances attractive, and bruins have a well-documented aversion to the, um, rich fragrance of unshowered backpackers.

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Old 08-30-2007, 11:39 PM   #2
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I will close up my bathroom at this very moment.

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Old 08-31-2007, 08:03 AM   #3
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Thanks for the validation Byron of why I gave up backpacking and purchased a trailer with a shower and toilet!
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I will close up my bathroom at this very moment.
Umm, I'm confused, as usual -- Does this mean you are going to lock up the sweet-smelling stuf? Or does it mean you are going to stop taking showers?

BTW, bears no doubt consider monkeys good chow...
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