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Offline Bushcraft

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Re: Solo for high hunt
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2023, 10:03:11 PM »
Do you guys hang your food from bears when you’re out hunting away from camp?

If this is a genuine concern of yours I submit that you might not be ready for a solo hunt, and all that it might entail.  Nothing wrong with not being ready to go solo.  One eventually might make the leap and try doing it solo, but hanging food away from camp is simply not an issue worthy of experienced consideration in our designated "high hunt" areas.  Mice will reek far more havoc on your gear and food at night than bears.

I've successfully hunted solo and with partners. Both are fulfilling in their own ways. The older I get the bonds with my friends matter FAR more than being a lonely solo lobo mountain ninja doing my own thing.

Good luck.

I understand what you're saying, but if it decreases my chances of getting mauled in my tent from 0.01% 0.001% I'm hanging my food. Especially if I'm solo and nowhere near anyone else. At minimum I leave it outside the tent.

100% your prerogative.  Again, good luck!
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Offline jaymark6655

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Re: Solo for high hunt
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2023, 12:17:22 PM »
I did once. It gets dark way before "bedtime" and no one to talk to, bring something to do when you can't sleep. I took PB and bacon sandwiches (2 a day) and too much clothing. I don't pack hunt anymore, but backpack. Usually two set of socks, sleep setup, Mountainous, PB, drink mix for electrolytes, trail Mix, dry pudding mix and a water filter, but I cover alot more miles than I ever did hunting so I am constantly eating something to keep energy up.
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Re: Solo for high hunt
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2023, 06:46:59 PM »
Done both, prefer solo. I see a lot more bucks solo. Plus a partner can ruin your hunt by being out of shape, impatient, whining/complaining about not seeing anything/area, etc.


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