Bear Bags and Construction Crews

June 14, 2010 at 5:00 am 2 comments

When camping, it’s a common practice to consolidate all your food in a bag and suspend it overnight high up in a tree (preferably away from your campsite). You do this in part to keep the bears from stealing your food while you sleep.

Bear Bag (Photo by Flickmor)

This past week, construction has continued on the Charles Creek Bridge in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. With some amusement, Ryan and I noted a similar practice being employed. Each evening the crew consolidates their supplies and tools in a trailer. Then they hoist it high above the ground with a crane. Only this time, they are trying to thwart the human thieves. : )

Elizabeth City - Suspended Trailer (Close)
Bear Bag for People

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  • 1. geekhiker  |  June 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Does hanging food still work back East? Out here most of the bears have figured that one out, and now canisters are required just about everywhere…

  • 2. Kayaking: Charles Creek to Albemarle Hospital « TGAW  |  October 11, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    […] along the Charles Creek Park and past the Charles Creek Bridge construction. By the way, the bear bag technique is still employeed! After that, past the Harbor of Hospitality, the Downtown Market and then under […]


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