Re: philmont trip at risk..help!
Ned Jacklin and Jeff Wickman (LASNJ@CCMAIL.CECO.COM)
Mon, 22 Jul 1996 17:53:03 CST
I would keep no drinks except water in the tent. There are many other
smellables besides liquid drinks (toothpaste, chapstik, soap, even
film and batteries?).
Some of the bears recognize the shape of a water bottle and will go
after it because some Scouts in the past have filled them with
Gatorade and other sweet drinks and the bears know this. Some water
bottles containing plain water were bitten by a bear between Ponil and
Bent while the packs were in a pack line and the crew was doing their
conservation project. In our group, any water bottles which had
contained sweet drinks went in our bear bags. At Pueblano, they ALL
went in our bear bags.
Bears were at Ponil, Pueblano (multiple), Ute Meadows, Baldy Town, and
Ring Place, that I know of, and probably more.
Two of Philmont's repeat offenders are about to be put down. Us
humans can't take a chance of creating any more offenders or repeat
offenders. There's obviously danger to the humans, and fines if the
smellables are not properly put up for the night.
If you're in Base Camp, I'm sure Philmont will be very accommodating
regarding special needs for medical reasons. If you're out on the
trail, take all the anti-bear precautions very seriously.
Ned Jacklin, SM
Morris IL USA
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Subject: philmont trip at risk..help!
Author: SCOUTS-L - Youth Groups Discussion List
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Date: 07-22-96 14:26
i have had some health problems on/off ...snip... about to leave for
does anyone know if liquid drinks (i.e. ensure) can be kept in our
webelos den leader
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City