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I have to admit, I never thought of that.nonot wrote:The key is not to leave your food in it in your pack when backpacking, the steel mesh will do a number on ziplock and other types of bags that contain your food.
I have both a ratsack and an outsack. I have never had a problem with ziplocks. I usually have Mountain House dehydrated food, clif bars, ziplocks and my spork in the mesh sack so maybe the combination has protected my ziplocks all mixed in. Maybe if I only had ziplocks that might be an issue, but I haven't seen it.nonot wrote:he key is not to leave your food in it in your pack when backpacking, the steel mesh will do a number on ziplock and other types of bags that contain your food.
That's why Morel has rigged ours with a leader and fishing swivel. The mice can't get to the sack. Maybe I should tell Morel to patent his device and start selling it. It is creative. But I would think that anybody that fishes should be able to rig this. And sometimes for the night we hang it between trees like you would hang a bear canister - if the bears were really short like mice.chumley wrote:Works great against mice. BTW mice climb trees, so hanging your food isn't always a good option.
Ravens can and do open pack zippers.ddgrunning wrote:Anybody have one of these? http://www.simpleoutdoorstore.com/outsa ... containers
The GC backcountry office ranger recommended these to protect against ravens/mice while on day hikes away from camp on backpacking trips in the canyon.
Other recommendations for animal-proofing your food/stuff while away from camp?