1) Use your
tent pole or a hiking staff to set your BearHooks™ Wilderness Hangers.
When you add a 6 to 7 foot tent pole or hiking staff to an average
7 to 8 foot arms-extended reach of the human body, that's as much
as 15 feet! When using a flexible arching-style tent pole, double
it over for the needed strength.
2) As you raise
your BearHooks™ hangers into place, hold on to the rope. This will
give you added control.
3) Set your
Wilderness Hangers before pitching your tent. You may need your
tent poles to set your BearHooks™ hangers!
4) Attach a
carabineer to your stuff bag. It makes hanging it much more convenient.
5) The ideal
branch size for hanging your BearHooks™ hangers is 1 to 2 inches
in diameter (2.5 to 5 cm). The branch can be as big as 3.5 inches
(9 cm) and still hold the rated 25 lb. For maximum strength set
your BearHooks™ hangers over the top of the branch, not from beneath.
Line your stuff sack with a plastic bag, and put all scented items
in the plastic before raising the sack. The plastic will help to
hide the scent.
Hang your garbage the same way. Garbage often has more smells than
Wilderness Hangers is not only easy, it's safer for the trees. Using
BearHooks™ eliminates the friction damage caused by using a rope