Critters at night like skunks and ring tailed cats are looking for food not you. Place your pack right next to you and place it in a plastic garbage bag so if an animal such as above starts to investigate it the noise will wake you up. Then just say hello kitty, thanks but no thanks, you cannot have my food and in most cases they will run away. A ring tailed cat that is used to being a camp robber however will not leave you alone until you toss a handful of gravel at it. Keep your camera handy and you just might get a good candid shot of those camp robbers. I almost never used a tent and not even a rain fly. I just took a section of painters plastic and pulled it over me if it rained a little bit. I did have however for really windy, cold or wet weather a bivy sack.
A man's body may grow old, but inside his spirit can still be as young and restless as ever.
- Garth McCann from the movie Second Hand Lions
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