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Porcupine Country

When we think about which wild animal encounters to avoid in the backcountry, bears, snakes, and mice are on the top of most backpackers' lists, not the homely porcupine. Perhaps porcupines should be taken a bit more seriously. You see, porcupines love salt, and they will go out of their …

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Ursalite Bear Bag System

The Ursalite bear bag system is only available at the BackPackingLight.com store. It weighs just under 3 oz and I tried it out on an Autumn hike last fall in the Pharoh Lakes section of the Adirondacks. The Ursalite system (shown above) is unrelated the kevlar Ursack I reviewed a …

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Ursack Bear Bag

Ursack Bearproof Bag hanging from a tree. There's no need to hang it 10 feet off the ground and 5 feet from a tree trunk because the bag is made out of super strong fabric.

Ursack is a company that specializes in the manufacture of bear bags made of bullet proof fabric that are far lighter than rigid bear canisters. Weighing only 7.5 oz, the TKO (since renamed the A29 All White) sounded like it was worth trying out and I took it on a …

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