:rotflmao1:Normally I check the weather for the area I'm tenting at... I like the radar so that you can make your own decision, no a revolver wont help you with moving your site and it wont help dry your soaked clothes. .But a revolver won't protect you from heavy rains as it starts to seep under your tent.
If you decide you want to move to another site, a truck bed tent makes this easy to do by slowly driving over to the new area, and a revolver won't help with that either, unless you have to shoot someone to get it, but that's illegal, last I checked.
What about a .22 for this bear? :shocked:Honestly I'm fine with just keeping a 22 revolver in the car when we tent camp, then take it with use in to the tent hammer forward safety on. Though I think the .22 is a bit dated for bear . At least it gives a sense of safety on the ground but a good escape plan is always a great idea.
Follow Art advice on this. :thumbup1:Leave your food stuff in the cab of your truck
Depends where you are jennyb. If you leave your food stuff in the cab of your truck in the Eastern Sierras, you are going to end up with a broken truck and a ticket for feeding the animals and not stowing it correctly. I've not only seen pictures of the damage I have seen the damaged vehicles parked near by. It's amazing what a hungry bear can do. Then the other smaller animals that then climb in for whatever is left over. In some areas this can be such a big problem the only solution is the kill the animals. Now how can you blame the animal for your unpreparedness and it will cost them their lives through your ignorance?.
Find out from the park rangers what they recommend or require. You'll be surprised what doesn't work and what does work and the locals are the best source for what to do when you get there.
I totally agree with you. Just don't leave it out in your campsite. At the campground we frequent up north, you wouldn't believe the number of campers that keep food in their screen tents, on picnic tables and in their tents. It's crazy. I do totally agree with you especially asking in unfamiliar areas. It's a good point to remember, don't think I would have thought of it that way, thanks.
Love that, too funnylolYou might know that people hiking in the forests are encouraged to wear little bells on them to warn bears about their presence, as bears might attack if they are surprised. Pepper spray is supposed to be used as last defense. In outdoor education people are also taught the difference between black bear and grizzly scat, as it might come in handy to identify the kind of bear in the area. Black bear scat has lots of seeds from wild berries in it, grizzly scat has shreds of textiles and small bells in it and smells like pepper.