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Safety in the Basin

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Offline Al

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« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2006, 07:48:08 PM »
It's not a problem in the backcountry.  It is a problem in RGV and the Basin because of the density of campers and "food".  A good reason to only stay there as necessary to get permits for a primitive campsite.  WL2 have you considered staying at Candellilla?  It's the first campsite down Ore Rd, you don't have to do the killer hill and is convenient to the highway and all parts in eastern BIBE.

Al

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Offline bdann

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« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2006, 07:51:46 PM »
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I have had problems with javelina in the past.  In Rio Grande Village they have gotten especially troublesome and aggressive.  So I was wondering is it OK to put up a small portable electric fence around your tent / cooking area?  Does anyone know the nps rules on this?


My brothers and I had run in with the javenlina at RGV once...
I didn't realize it before then, but they bark.  A group of them ran us right out of our campsite.  We're sitting there at the picnic table and here they come, literally charged into our site.  I tried to shoo them off, but they would not back down, they were very aggressive.  A ranger came by a short time later to warn us to just get out of the way if they came around.  

Right after we jumped up from the table:


and I took this one as we were rapidly backing AWAY...
WATER, It does a body good.

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Offline Casa Grande

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« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2006, 08:00:13 PM »
man, I swear, that looks like a scene out of a bad 70's horror flick  :shock:


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Offline Al

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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2006, 08:04:35 PM »
Thinking late 50's or early '60's here . . .  Attack of the killer Shrews (insert Collared Peccary)

Al

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« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2006, 08:35:21 PM »
Not one of them would have been alive , if i were there.....Beer can Javelina, anyone :?:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline Al

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« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2006, 08:39:32 PM »
Can't really do that in a National Park. You'd end up in the Alpine grey bar hotel. Nice thought though!  Bet that problem would go away . . .

Al

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« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2006, 08:41:07 PM »
Great photos, RGV J's have learned to hit the supplies and do get agressive, a similar group pushed a full 120 quart cooler aroung until they broke it and were able to eat well. In RGV they present the most problems. Again camp smart, in HEB you are at the head of the food chain, in wild you are part of it.. Send photos. 8)
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« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2006, 08:46:51 PM »
Homerboy2u2, between the goat and beer can J's, I need to go camping and have dinner with you. Ok you feed the goat let him clean up, eat goat, got that from previous post. How do you get the beer can where it needs to be without getting killed? :shock:  :shock:

Let me guess, feed goat let goat clearn up, cook and eat goat, drink tequila, drink more tequila, have one more tequila, find drunk friend with half a beer and tell him how to cook beer in the rear J's, while taking video, photos etc.
 :lol:  8)
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« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2006, 10:00:14 PM »
Quote from: "RichardM"
I have no idea what the rules are, but here's a heavy duty one:http://www.udap.com/bearshock.htm


I can't imagine anyone actually carrying all that junk on a backpacking trip. A .454 Casull is smaller. lighter and a lot more effective.
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« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2006, 10:01:55 PM »
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man, I swear, that looks like a scene out of a bad 70's horror flick  :shock:


That looks just like the Basin Campground !!! :shock:  :shock:
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« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2006, 08:37:19 AM »
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Homerboy2u2, between the goat and beer can J's, I need to go camping and have dinner with you. Ok you feed the goat let him clean up, eat goat, got that from previous post. How do you get the beer can where it needs to be without getting killed? :shock:  :shock:

Let me guess, feed goat let goat clearn up, cook and eat goat, drink tequila, drink more tequila, have one more tequila, find drunk friend with half a beer and tell him how to cook beer in the rear J's, while taking video, photos etc.
 :lol:  8)


 Watch and learn....watch...an d...learn.  Will invite you to the next trip over here. Be pending.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2006, 09:42:31 AM »
Well, I wouldn't get too complacent in the backcountry. I left a tied-up bag of trash in the bed of my truck while I was on a short hike into ET. When I returned to my truck, this is what I found  :D


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Offline haldodd

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« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2006, 10:17:23 AM »
Any idea what got in your truck?

Didnt Rambo eat a pig that looked just like a J in First Blood?
Hal Dodd
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« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2006, 11:47:44 AM »
Haldodd, you may be able to get BB map at REI or local store in Arlington, if not when you arrive at BB and register at PJ pick up one then. 8)
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Offline haldodd

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« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2006, 03:31:44 PM »
I have a great map.  I have all the coords loaded in my GPS.  I have all my food and gear ready to go.  I just wish I could sleep before I go.
Hal Dodd
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