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Old 09-13-2016, 04:58 AM   #1
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Bears to Alaska

Just wondering, after reading about that food shouldn't be left out in bear country, our small BBQ unit, even though stored in outside storage on our RV, is that too much for bears to avoid.

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We were there this year, saw a few bears driving down the road and thats it. We have a pellet smoker bbq in basement of mh and it was not a problem for us though the thought of the basement door getting removed crossed my mind. Truth is, i have seen more wildlife including bears in Nv than we have in Ak.

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I was there for two months and my BBQ in the basement did not present a problem.

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I have spent three entire summers there between May and September with my Weber gas grill sitting outside the coach on a stand covered when not in use and haven't had one bear try to carry it away.

I guess they probably feel that BBQing is way too difficult versus catching salmon in a river.

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We've been in bear country a lot. We left our grill outside during our stays but away from the RV as conveniently possible. We usually grill nightly. We do keep it clean of food debris but I'm sure it still would smell yummy to a bear with a good nose. We've handled the grill this way in Alaska, Canada and the Yukon along with national forest camping and boondocking in the lower 48. National parks typically don't allow grills to be left outside. There are many more people in the national park campgrounds and they don't want any bears even sniffing around. I've never heard of anyone having a bear try to get at their grill - either inside a RV or left outside. No worries.
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"We were there this year, saw a few bears driving down the road"....now that was a sight to see!!!
The real problem in bear country is a ranger getting on your case about leaving it out.
If the signs say 'store it' then in the compartment is fine, have yet to have a bear with the right 751 key...
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If they wanted to get in the storage bays they wouldn't need a key. In Yosemite and Yellowstone Nat'l Parks we've seen the damage to cars of bears slipping their long nails into the door jamb and just opening it with ease. Even saw an instance of a bear inside a car and couldn't get out - accidently locked himself in!
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Bears in Alaska

Last year spent two months in Alaska in a truckcamper. Late afternoon we were boondocking about a 100 yards off the Alaskan Highway. Had a Grizzly come up to the open back door. I had a 12 gauge at the ready, fortunately he didn't cross the plane of the back door, instead moved around the back and continued up the trail.

Bottom line these Grizzlies are everywhere in the bush. prep accordingly, would never use a tent.

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