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How To Hang a Bear Bag Using The Pacific Crest Trail Method


A major concern when camping is safety when dealing with wildlife. Animals are attracted to campsites with food. Bear bags offer a safe way to store food and deter animals from bothering you while camping.

The PCT, or Pacific Crest Trail, Method for hanging a bear bag is a popular option. Learn how to properly hang a bear bag and keep your food from attracting wildlife to your site!

The PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) Method For Hanging a Bear Bag:

This method uses less cordage than other hanging options, lightening the weight of your pack. Check out more detailed instructions here.

Where To Hang Your Bear Bag:

Location is key when deterring animals from getting into your bag. Use this graphic to keep your bag out of reach. For more information, check out this site.

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