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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by ker0uac » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:46 am

Where should one put the mothballs? I have never had any problems with critters boarding my car, knock on wood.
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by d_baker » Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:59 am

ker0uac wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:46 am
Where should one put the mothballs? I have never had any problems with critters boarding my car, knock on wood.
I put a dozen or so mothballs in pantyhose and tie off the end, then drape them over the axles around my tires and hitch. I guess it works?
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by ker0uac » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:11 pm

d_baker wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:59 am
ker0uac wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:46 am
Where should one put the mothballs? I have never had any problems with critters boarding my car, knock on wood.
I put a dozen or so mothballs in pantyhose and tie off the end, then drape them over the axles around my tires and hitch. I guess it works?
Oh so you do that every time you park at a TH and then remove before leaving
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by d_baker » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:17 pm

ker0uac wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:11 pm
d_baker wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:59 am
ker0uac wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:46 am
Where should one put the mothballs? I have never had any problems with critters boarding my car, knock on wood.
I put a dozen or so mothballs in pantyhose and tie off the end, then drape them over the axles around my tires and hitch. I guess it works?
Oh so you do that every time you park at a TH and then remove before leaving
Yes, and I do this at most TH's.
Even on a 7 day backpack out of Beartown in the Weminuche. Used coyote urine granules on that trip as well.
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by CaptCO » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:25 pm

d_baker wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:17 pm
ker0uac wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:11 pm
d_baker wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:59 am

I put a dozen or so mothballs in pantyhose and tie off the end, then drape them over the axles around my tires and hitch. I guess it works?
Oh so you do that every time you park at a TH and then remove before leaving
Yes, and I do this at most TH's.
Even on a 7 day backpack out of Beartown in the Weminuche. Used coyote urine granules on that trip as well.
Do you drive a Mercedes Benz or something?!
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by d_baker » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:42 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:25 pm
d_baker wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:17 pm
ker0uac wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:11 pm


Oh so you do that every time you park at a TH and then remove before leaving
Yes, and I do this at most TH's.
Even on a 7 day backpack out of Beartown in the Weminuche. Used coyote urine granules on that trip as well.
Do you drive a Mercedes Benz or something?!
Why does it matter what I drive?
What matters is hopefully deterring pesky animals from chewing car parts and getting potentially stranded.
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by CaptCO » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:44 pm

d_baker wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:42 pm
CaptCO wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:25 pm
d_baker wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:17 pm

Yes, and I do this at most TH's.
Even on a 7 day backpack out of Beartown in the Weminuche. Used coyote urine granules on that trip as well.
Do you drive a Mercedes Benz or something?!
Why does it matter what I drive?
What matters is hopefully deterring pesky animals from chewing car parts and getting potentially stranded.
It’s a joke not a dick, don’t take it so hard man.
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by d_baker » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:45 pm

You're still a dumbass.
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by CaptCO » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:45 pm

d_baker wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:45 pm
You're still a dumbass.
Haha! Agreed
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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Post by CORed » Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:00 am

Some time in the '90's, I returned to the Goose Creek trailhead near the Lost Creek Wilderness Area, and several people told me their cars had been broken into. Mine, however was untouched. I think this is because it was an ancient rust bucket of an old Scout, and the thieves must have thought such a dilapidated old hunk of junk couldn't possibly contain anything worth stealing. I didn't linger long, nor mention that my vehicle was untouched, lest people think that this meant I was the perpetrator.
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