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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2002, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Default Tents smells of smoke - bear attractant?

My tent still smells of smoke from when we had camped at Sombrio the weekend before last. I guess our tents were too close to the fire - even though they were a ways away. The part that alarms me we were buring driftwood and it smells a little like smoked seafood. Should I be worrying that Yogi and Boo Boo will be scoping my tent out? Any recommendations for getting the smell out without replacing it with other smells?





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Everytime I come back from the beach my gear smells a little smokey. It takes a lot of airing out to get rid of it. I have a pack cover that still smells smokey after 3 years.

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How many toes have you lost to black bears? <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle> I was just curious - I won't give it any further thought.





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I think everything within 50' of a campfire winds up smelling like smoke! Maybe the smell masks the smell of peanut butter sandwiches that your mchale gives off? Could be a good thing!
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I'd be more worried about the smell the last bear who visited your tent left <img src=icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle>

You may want to set your tent up in the yard a few days. Febreeze may work, but it sure smells pretty.

I've heard that "Habituated" bears are attracted to camp fires, and the smell of smoke. This "could" be one of the reasons Smokey paid you a visit.

Hey, someone at work today said there was a plan in action to re-locate Grizzlies to Grouse Mountain <img src=icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle> Any truth to this, or was someone yanking my chain?

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Hehehehh yeah. The bear probably had a leak on my tent before he left.

The campfire smell up my tent happened after the bear incident. So I guess I will find out.

I haven't heard anything about the Grizzlies and Grouse Mtn. I think someone's yanking your chain..





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I thought they sent all the Grizzlies to Memphis... <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Major groan!!!!







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Sorry your friend is right. There was a plan by B.C. Parks to relocate 2 grizzly cubs early last year to the backside of Grouse. The cubs were orphaned and they were not to sure what to do with them. However they changed their idea when the news got out .I guess the HERD that travels the Grouse Grind did not want any culling going on … Shame about that! (LOL)

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It's official. My son came home from school today with a free child admission to "visit Grinder and Coola, two orphaned grizzly bear cubs, at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife."

Am I just being a big party pooper or does it seem like a bad idea to get two grizzly bears (as little and cute as they may be) used to people?

http://www.grousemountain.com/bears

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Nice pic Jim. Hope the bear doesn't bend over, his shorts are pretty tight. LOL

Thanks for the info folks, but tell me something, are these two little guys caged or roaming around?

If they're roaming around, then I'm with Spider in that getting the bears habituated to humans is not such a good idea for the bears or people.

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But maybe they have signs "Please don't feed the bears..." lol





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Oh well in THAT case it's ok

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