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Old 10-18-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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Minivans are as good as honey pots

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Old 10-18-2009, 10:07 PM   #2
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So I wonder which is easier for a bear to break into, a minivan or a FGRV? Hmmm...

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Old 10-18-2009, 10:18 PM   #3
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So I wonder which is easier for a bear to break into, a minivan or a FGRV? Hmmm...
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:54 AM   #4
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Wait a minute. I thought that food stored in a travel trailer was not a problem with bears breaking in. No or yes?
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Steve, a determined bear can open just about anything.....always practice safe food storage around bear country and never assume a bear can't get at it. If a hungry determined bear could get it's paws into a crack on your egg it would peel it like it was hard boiled..
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Yep, I agree with Mike. I had a friend who was a park ranger in bear country and he had some amazing photos/video of bears literally tearing into cars. And I don't mean convertibles. These were fully metal cars, with windows up and doors locked. They have amazing power.

Camping up in northern Minnesota, one never brings food into one's tent. Even a candy wrapper can keep you up at night thinking/knowing the bears can smell it. In that case, you either store your food by hanging it from an outer tree limb (one too thin for them to walk out on), or by placing it in a (very) sturdy metal "bear box" (some campsites provide them; I've used them when sea kayaking/camping).

Of course an egg is going to be safer than a tent, and I don't think there are too many people (me included) who are going to be so careful as to never bring a bit of food into the camper, but they're not an "invincable" hard shell.

How do those who regularly egg camp in "bear country" prepare for it - I'd like to read others' experiences. I've never had more than a tent in those situations (or a boat )


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