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    Any hikers?

    Hello all. I am an avid hiker and was just curious if there were any other hikers out there? I would like to find some hiking partners, but don't know any in my area. I do a lot of hiking in the St. Paul area (Bear Country). I have all necessary equipment for protection, however I do advise everyone carry there own bear spray. Any takers? All of my hikes are overnighters.

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    I hike every chance I can get but don't really have all the stuff I need to hike in to camp yet ...
    edieo

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    What exactly do you have??

    What don't you have or do you have? As long as you have a pack, tent, sleeping bag, and food/water, you should be good. I have encountered black bears were I go on a couple of occasions, and I think as long as you carry a marine fog horn (bought at Wal-Mart) you should be fine. On my last encounter with a black bear, I simply gave two short blasts from the horn at the bear and it was history. The reason I say you should carry your own is really only for your protection at night. I don't share my tent, as it is small, so you might want your own horn just in case. I carry first aid supplies, all we would need in an emergency, so you don't have to worry there. As a U.S. Marine (01-05), I am trained in survival first aid. I also carry epinephrine, so I would need to know if you have any allergies just in case. Let me know if you might be interested in hiking sometime. That being said, I am not nearly in the physical condition I was in the Corps, so I do go a little slow and like to b**** at the hills while climbing them . As long as you have the basics, it would just be cool to have company sometimes as I usually go solo.

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    Just wondering... after you used your horn to run off the bear... did you go back to sleep or pack up and head out!?!?

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    Fog Horn....

    Hello BSA534!! My last encounter was a funny trip actually. However, to answer your question, I definitely continued my hike and camped for the night less than a quarter mile from the sighting. I have a thread in the "Geocaching Adventures" forum titled "Bear Adventures" where I have introduced myself and recalled my first encounter. You should check it out!! I am not afraid of the bears anymore. After my first encounter, I did massive research on black bears and now have a broad knowledge of "Smokey". I relish the opportunity to see them.......from a distance.

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    I'm not afraid of bears either I've come across two so far while hiking they seem more afriad of me ..lol.. I have a tent and sleeping bag but there a little big for backpacking ...
    edieo

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    Edieo

    I don't have an extra sleeping bag, however I do have a small tent. How tall are you?

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    I'm 5 feet 4 inch ...lol
    edieo

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    edieo I'm 5 feet 4 inch ...lol
    5 feet 4 inches
    ya know I luv ya, however this is October 1...NOT April 1

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    Now girl friend ya know I'm that tall
    edieo

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