[Tagging] bear box in campground ?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 07:34:18 UTC 2019

I agree that bear_box is clearer. Most food storage is not bear-proof.

If there are other food storage options that are simply racoon-proof
or squirrel-proof, they can be tagged differently, but I'm not aware
of any of these.

On 8/22/19, JS <grimpeur78 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Am 22. August 2019 03:41:08 MESZ schrieb Rob Savoye <rob at senecass.com>:
>>On 8/21/19 7:27 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>>     For someone who is not familiar with the term 'bear box' it may
>>>     sound like bears are stored in there.
> That would seem like a rather odd idea. Why would a bear be stored in a box,
> and even more so at a camping site?
>>>     "Food storage box" might be better?
>>  Actually something like that is probably a better term. I think 'bear
>>box' only because that's the term I'm familiar with.
> I find "bear box" a pretty instructive term. More generic terms don't seem
> to catch the idea of protecting food from animals quite as well. The boxes
> were developed against bears and thus got their named. Also, from my Jack
> London influenced imagination, I immediately understood what we're talking
> about here. Thus, I'd go for "bear box=yes/no", even in areas where there
> are no bears.
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