Does Rocky Thompson make this stuff up?
(This can’t be for real.)
On his blog:
… Try to remember thereâ€™s an electrified fence right outside your tent when you get up in the middle of the night to take a piss. If a can of Bear Spray doesnâ€™t offer the protection youâ€™re looking for, then you might try lugging some fencing and batteries into the backcountry. The Bear Shock outfit weighs 3.7 pounds with batteries, and stretches around a 30 x 30ft area.
The website claims the batteries will last five weeks and blast someone with 6000 volts of electricity if touched. I say â€œsomeoneâ€ and not â€œsome bearâ€ since itâ€™s much more likely youâ€™ll walk into it than anything else.
Backcountry.com: The Goat Â» Blog Archive Â» Portable Electric Bear Fence to Encircle Your Campsite
more photos – Bear Shock
One Reply to “new danger in the woods: Electric Bear Fence”
See, I don’t see that thing standing up to a yeti at all. And if it won’t protect you from marauding yeti packs, why bother?