Tips from Quetico: How to Hang Your Food Cache in Bear Country

Editor’s Note: This post comes from a week-long paddle trip through Quetico Provincial Park. See full coverage of the adventure on our Facebook page #FSQuetico.

Black bears are one of the most fascinating big-game animals in North America, but that doesn’t mean I like being face to face with one. To keep bruins at bay in one of the most bear-habitable regions in North America, you have to take certain precautions like filleting fish and disposing of carcasses far from camp (preferably on a small island hundreds of yards away).

Also, you’ve got to store your food caches out of reach. The easiest way to do this is to suspend a cache high in a tree, and there are several techniques for accomplishing this. Here is a quick and easy way for putting your eatables out of sight and out of mind.

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