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    Some may find this interesting to read, with all of the hikers here.

    http://www.newsobserver.com/entertai...ry/163202.html

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    I heard this on the news this morning too. Very unfortunate thing to happen. It just goes to show that when out in the outdoors, try to have a plan to confront such a situation. Though very rare, they do happen.
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    Woul carrying a loud, piercing whistle, or an small airhorn, help? I've often wondered about adding that to my safety gear. Something to strap on the belt and squeeze the bulb/push the button....emits an ear-spillting noise...maybe that would be effective..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishandAlex View Post
    Woul carrying a loud, piercing whistle, or an small airhorn, help? I've often wondered about adding that to my safety gear. Something to strap on the belt and squeeze the bulb/push the button....emits an ear-spillting noise...maybe that would be effective..?
    I would think something like that would work well. And possibly as a backup, one of these. I've been thinking of getting something like this because of it's range. It would be effective on animals, and wingnuts like the one you had an encounter with last year.
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    What happened last year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyC View Post
    What happened last year?
    Sorry, it may not have been a year ago, or it may have been longer. I can't remember when she started the thread that would explain it.
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    You mean the guy with the ax? He acted friendly enough -- really friendly, in fact. Like, I'm-smoking-a-lot-of-great-weed friendly.

    He was probably harmless, it was just disconcerting to suddenly see him standing next to Alex. I was pulling myself up over the chimney between the Osceolas and was caught off guard. Alex was already over and standing up, and this guy appears right next to her, and there I am, not yet on my feet and dangling over the edge. I think my mama-paranoia was just on overdrive. It didn't help that he said he was just camping out where the whim took him...don't think he was a trailworker.

    Back to the OT, I think one of those ear-splitting noise makers might come in handy in a variety of scenarios -- coyote, bear, charging moose, strange people, a signal if you get lost, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snow Miser View Post
    I would think something like that would work well. And possibly as a backup, one of these. I've been thinking of getting something like this because of it's range. It would be effective on animals, and wingnuts like the one you had an encounter with last year.
    We carry bear spray that is effective to 30 feet.If it can stop a bear I think it would definitely be able to stop a coyote or nasty 2-legged varmit in it's tracks too.

    We got ours from Cabelas.com .Handy item to have on the trail for those unforeseen situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishandAlex View Post
    You mean the guy with the ax? He acted friendly enough -- really friendly, in fact. Like, I'm-smoking-a-lot-of-great-weed friendly.
    Trish, yes, he is the one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna LeBlanc View Post
    We carry bear spray that is effective to 30 feet.If it can stop a bear I think it would definitely be able to stop a coyote or nasty 2-legged varmit in it's tracks too.

    We got ours from Cabelas.com .Handy item to have on the trail for those unforeseen situations.

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    Anna, the bear spray is a great idea. I will have to pick up a can the next time I go to the Cabela's here in Hamburg, PA.
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