[Tagging] Tagging "bear boxes" (food storage for hikers). USA NPS and elsewhere.

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Sun Jun 12 05:28:54 UTC 2016

I'm interested in tagging food storage lockers for backpackers and campers.
The first of these were installed in Yosemite National park, California,
for protecting food from bears.

Newer versions have appeared in areas without bears, but where frequent
has brought aggressive raccoons or other animals:

So perhaps:

*first_come_first_served*=yes/no    (no if the locker is exclusive to a
given reserved campsite)

*compulsory*=yes/no  (yes if you are required to use the locker, when
provided).  Yes is typical.

operator=NPS (or whoever maintains the box)


See also:

There are at least two types:

A steel cable, from which you can hang food
An enclosed steel locker, with a bear resistant latch.
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