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by Legion81 » Thu May 14, 2009 9:48 pm

Day Hiker wrote:Image


Now that's what I'm talking about! Where can you buy those, lol!

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Re: Mountain Lion protection

by Foxy Long Bottoms » Thu May 14, 2009 10:11 pm

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Legion81 wrote:. What do you think? Do you think it would be useful when hiking or jogging alone in mountain lion country?


First of all, why and for what sane reason, would anyone do this knowing that there are cougars in the area?


For similar reasons that people surf and swim at dawn and dusk.

I'm guilty. :lol:

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by Legion81 » Fri May 15, 2009 1:25 am

What's PnP?

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by MoapaPk » Fri May 15, 2009 1:27 am

Legion81 wrote:What's PnP?


I'm your father, Luke!

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by Legion81 » Fri May 15, 2009 2:12 am

MoapaPk wrote:
Legion81 wrote:What's PnP?


I'm your father, Luke!


Interesting... but I still don't know what PnP is.

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by MoapaPk » Fri May 15, 2009 2:52 am

Legion81 wrote:
MoapaPk wrote:
Legion81 wrote:What's PnP?


I'm your father, Luke!


Interesting... but I still don't know what PnP is.


Prate and Prattle -- the unregulated cesspool of summitpost. Threads go there when they become outré and controversial.

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by phydeux » Fri May 15, 2009 3:02 am

Here's a 20 year old documentary movie about why you should avoid going out in the wildlands unprotected from carnivores, especially on nights when there's a full moon:

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PnP - Prate and Prattle - go back to the 'Forums' page where you found the 'Gear' forum, scroll down to the bottom (the VERY bottom) and you'll find the PnP forums. Its like entering the Matrix; you have been warned . . . .

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by blazin » Fri May 15, 2009 3:34 am

The original cougar:


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by Yeti » Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:51 am

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by rlshattuck » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:09 am

. . . and the girlfriend wonders why I stay up late, reading this stuff . . .

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by JJBrunner » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:32 am

I ran right past a mountain lion the other day, it was just walking away and just chillen'. I could've taken it though...

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by bird » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:23 pm

Yeti wrote:Image

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ROTFL hehe...it says retard.

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by Pallando » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:43 pm

OP says they go for the back of the neck... just wear a taller pack.

I live in CougarTown. Well, let me rephrase that. I live in a small town in mountain lion territory and spend most of my time in their domain. Last winter, we had cougar tracks in our yard.

We talk about getting attacked when we go out, but we also talk about zombie invasions. I feel that they are about as likely. Their scream is terrifying, and we've seen them just a few times, but three things make me not too terrified of a cougar attack:
1. It is not a pack animal. I prefer territorial cougars to pack wolves.
2. It is an ambush attacker. It's a cat, not a bear. They can get scared off, and I don't think they'll persistently attack people if they lose their element of surprise/chase.
3. They attack from behind. I wear a pack. This may be illogical, but I feel like if I get attacked, it'll get a mouthful of nylon, and be thoroughly disappointed. I will then wet myself.

Bears and wolves in other regions seem like a much more serious threat.

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