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wishbone
2012-07-30, 06:52
do bear bells work?anyone use them?

Superman
2012-07-30, 07:27
I have a bear bell. I found it on the trail. I guess it worked because I didn't find a body with it. If I have trouble with a bear while I'm hiking I'll have it sent to me.

Cuffs
2012-07-30, 07:41
The only time I've had bear trouble is at night when theyre walking around camp looking for food. Bell don't help much then...

Cuffs
2012-07-30, 07:41
But Kanga is the resident bear expert. Ask her.

Hog On Ice
2012-07-30, 08:45
a waste of money and annoying to fellow hikers - from a bear's view point it is believed that the sound from bear bells resembles the twittering of birds and the bears just ignore it

Lone Wolf
2012-07-30, 08:50
as useless as tits on a nun

Crikey
2012-07-30, 08:52
A bush pilot in Alaska told me they're only good for verifying a human kill by a grizzly.

Nearly Normal
2012-07-30, 09:06
The combo pack... bells and large canister bear spray works the best.
....but I'd be more concerned with snakes!
http://www.liquidfence.com/snake-repellents.html

Lugnut
2012-07-30, 09:12
That snake repellent would be great for cowboy camping! :angel:

mudhead
2012-07-30, 11:09
as useless as tits on a nun

Would be a sad world if nuns had none.

SGT Rock
2012-07-30, 12:05
They are good for highlighting yourself as a total dork.

MonkeyBoy
2012-07-30, 12:14
Bear bells give the bear a heads up and allows them to ensure they get the proper vantage point before taking you out with a head shot.

SGT Rock
2012-07-30, 12:17
I've seen them twice in the Park now. First time I thought there were wind chimes around me somewhere, then two old people come around a curve in the trail with those things on them, and the old man had a huge can of bear mace. Cracked me up, because they were two in a crowd of about 500 headed up to Alum Cave Bluff that day.

sheepdog
2012-07-30, 12:18
I spent two summers in Alaska tying bells onto bears. It got me ready for a career in corrections.

Crikey
2012-07-30, 15:00
They call them dinner bells in Katmai.

Crikey
2012-07-30, 15:04
Why don't we just go to the source for the answer:

http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls

SGT Rock
2012-07-30, 15:21
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkRX21hHHiM

Hog On Ice
2012-07-30, 15:33
that one was rather funny

SleepsWithSkunks
2012-07-31, 01:32
I was given a bear bell at Christmas last year for Emily. It works great in the house. As long as we hear it ringing we know she isn't trying to get up the stairs and is out of trouble. It's when it stops ringing we have to see what she is up to.

JERMM
2012-07-31, 09:00
I was given a bear bell at Christmas last year for BearPaw. It works great in the house. As long as we hear it ringing we know he isn't trying to get up the stairs and is out of trouble. It's when it stops ringing we have to see what he is up to.

fixed it for ya

Tin Man
2012-07-31, 20:05
I saw a couple wearing bear bells a couple of years ago...the lady was wearing the most I have ever seen...on her belt, on her wrists, on her elbows and ankles too. I thanked them for pointing out where the rookies are. They smiled, then stopped and stared. I smiled, nodded and kept on going the opposite direction. The interesting thing is they had a bunch of cameras and equipment....must have been photographing newts or something.

Big Mac
2012-07-31, 20:32
4253

Skidsteer
2012-07-31, 21:57
Never wear bear bells before Labor Day. Ever.

Unless you accessorize with an orange plastic trowel.

SGT Rock
2012-07-31, 22:18
I saw a couple wearing bear bells a couple of years ago...the lady was wearing the most I have ever seen...on her belt, on her wrists, on her elbows and ankles too. I thanked them for pointing out where the rookies are. They smiled, then stopped and stared. I smiled, nodded and kept on going the opposite direction. The interesting thing is they had a bunch of cameras and equipment....must have been photographing newts or something.Remind me of this video"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyreH_fESA0
Replace balls with bells.

Crikey
2012-07-31, 22:44
Well wishbone, as to your question, I guess the majority of views is negative. So far.

Hog On Ice
2012-07-31, 23:20
Replace balls with bells.

now you're getting a bit too kinky for me

Big Mac
2012-08-01, 06:43
now you're getting a bit too kinky for me

I did not think that was possible.