Bear Proofing Your Food Stash

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I learned this the hard way last year. If you're hunting in an area with lots of bear activity, it's a great idea to stash your food and water up in a tree. I like to wrap everything in a tarp and tie it between two trees. Don't just tie it up in one tree but tie it in between two trees at least 15 feet in the air. I thought I had my backpacking camp's food supply stashed pretty well last year. I returned to camp during the first weekend of archery to find all my food destroyed. Make sure you get it far enough out that a bear can't reach it because if you don't you'll end up like me last season.

I didn't tie the bag full of food far enough between the two trees and a bear was able to climb up and eat everything including my water bottles.


That is nice. Thanks for your

That is nice. Thanks for your explanation

groovy mike's picture

Thanks for the tip.


Between two trees is a good idea.  Thanks for the tip.

numbnutz's picture

great tip, we had a bear in

great tip, we had a bear in our camp 2 yrs ago.

Good tip

Good tip

groundhog's picture

great tip!

I use a water bottle with a rope tide to it and trough it up over a branch.

Critter's picture

good tip but you didn't tell

good tip but you didn't tell them how to get it tied up between the two trees

ManOfTheFall's picture

Very good tip. A hungry

Very good tip. A hungry hunter is not a good hunter.