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Herrawesome

New member
So wrong. If it smells interesting a bear will get right into it, a tent 6’ off the ground will not stop it. I just watched a brown bear crush a 55 gallon steel drum with one paw by leaning on it. A truck or tent won’t stop it at all i forgot it wants in.
We had a California black bear come around our Habitat at night. We had weeks of food inside, but the bear left us alone.
We might’ve been lucky, but I felt safer off the ground.

In a separate occasion a bear broke into the back of our closed Habitat while we were out backpacking. It ripped off the metal lift gate.

Nothing is a guarantee when it comes to bears


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jacobconroy

Hillbilly of Leisure
My plan, is that if my rig starts swaying in the middle of the night and I hear banging, scratching, and chuffing...I will open a window and aim carefully with my bear spray...and spray the bear. If he comes back I might be forced to put a 12 gage in his nose and pull the trigger (I have no wish to kill a bear). Yes, I keep bear spray and a short shotgun with slugs in the RTT at night.

I'd rather wait and watch while a bear screws around outside. I'll be scared to death and it will be a good story to tell, but I will react if Mr. Bear is too persistent. How I react will be up to the bear.

The scenario that bugs me is that there is a bear in camp and I can't leave because I am too scared to leave the RTT to get in the Jeep and drive off (whilst ruining my awning and whatever else because I have no time to put them away).

Does anyone else in the forum regularly camp in an RTT in Grizzly country? Has it ever been a problem?
 

crazysccrmd

Observer
My plan, is that if my rig starts swaying in the middle of the night and I hear banging, scratching, and chuffing...I will open a window and aim carefully with my bear spray...and spray the bear. If he comes back I might be forced to put a 12 gage in his nose and pull the trigger (I have no wish to kill a bear). Yes, I keep bear spray and a short shotgun with slugs in the RTT at night.

I'd rather wait and watch while a bear screws around outside. I'll be scared to death and it will be a good story to tell, but I will react if Mr. Bear is too persistent. How I react will be up to the bear.

The scenario that bugs me is that there is a bear in camp and I can't leave because I am too scared to leave the RTT to get in the Jeep and drive off (whilst ruining my awning and whatever else because I have no time to put them away).

Does anyone else in the forum regularly camp in an RTT in Grizzly country? Has it ever been a problem?
I did when I had a RTT and never had a problem. Also never had problems sleeping on the ground, in a tent, in a hammock or in my GFC currently.
 
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