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Re: Trailhead Trouble

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:46 am
by ker0uac
Where should one put the mothballs? I have never had any problems with critters boarding my car, knock on wood.

Re: Trailhead Trouble

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:59 am
by d_baker
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?

Re: Trailhead Trouble

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:11 pm
by ker0uac
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

Re: Trailhead Trouble

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:17 pm
by d_baker
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.

Re: Trailhead Trouble

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:25 pm
by CaptCO
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?!

Re: Trailhead Trouble

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:42 pm
by d_baker
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.

Re: Trailhead Trouble

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:44 pm
by CaptCO
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.

Re: Trailhead Trouble

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:45 pm
by d_baker
You're still a dumbass.

Re: Trailhead Trouble

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:45 pm
by CaptCO
d_baker wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:45 pm You're still a dumbass.
Haha! Agreed

Re: Trailhead Trouble

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:00 am
by CORed
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.