posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 12:22 PM
reply to post by SplitInfinity
Ya I understand what you're saying. But people adapt to there climates and situations. And generally speaking you got just as good a chance to win the
lotto as you do getting attacked by a bear or wolf. They'll generally run away, That's not coming from inexperience. I've gone hunting, hiking,
camping etc probably hundreds of times. Mostly in my younger years too. And we'd walk in the cut lines in the back woods for miles and miles where
there are bears and wolves and stuff. And at that age you'd be easier pickings for them if they just happened to attack every time.
I was int he back country a month ago and a big grizzly walked up to my tent. It didn't attack. It just sat there eating it's berries. And I had
enough space to slowly walk away. But that's the first time I even seen a bear in the wild in like 15 years. There definitely hard to come by.
I'm not like a totally green city slicker. I have grown up in cities only. But I've done tons of outdoors stuff. It doesn't scare me really. Also cold
weather is something you aclimatize to. Perfect example, we set a record low about 3 ago in my city. It was -54f or -45c (no joke). That's pretty
cold, but seriously for us it's nothing. It's only at that level of cold that you actually feel it because you're so use to winters that it's not that
big a deal. We seem to react more to hot weather though. Like I was out biking the other day, it was only plus 27c out, so about 80f and I was
sweating like a pig. It was nuts.
Also I'm just saying that would be a BOL not somewhere that I'd ever want to live long term. Probably the longest I'd ever go there would be a week,
but if there was ever a real SHTF scenario then you might go there for longer.
Animals are afraid of human scent you know that. We went hunting. Caught a moose. But we needed to get some gear so we just laid my buddies sweaty
shirt on top of the moose. We came back quite a few hours later and there was wolf tracks all over but they didn't eat the moose. They were too scared
to get to close cuz of the shirt. I'm not saying it's always like that but it just goes to show.
But I think that if I set up the wall tent what I'd do is use logs to create a fencing around the base maybe 4 to 6 feet high. That would give me a
bit more confort sleeping at night just in case something came up to the tent. Seems like deer often will wonder up to your tent in the middle of the
night and then it freaks the crap out of you cuz all you hear are the foot steps and you don't know what it is. Anyway I got to run.
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