Illustration of the standard "PCT bear bag hanging method"[1] is easily found by search engines, e.g.


The alternate PCT method is demonstrated in this video: https://youtu.be/Y3lEiisY5cU?si=m_9FVVrVhzrgFkJ1&t=625

But it seems very hard to find a good written instruction with illustration for the alternate PCT bear bag hanging method. Any suggestion?

[1] PCT: Pacific Crest Trail

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    If you could include a screenshot of the first method and a link or a quote of some text for the alternate method, that would be helpful.
    – bob1
    Commented Sep 6, 2023 at 20:35
  • I found an instructional video on the topic, which does include the alternate method (for when you can't find a branch sufficient to get 6' away from the trunk and 20'+ of height to work with) here. As mentioned in the OP, no illustration of the latter Commented Sep 7, 2023 at 6:48
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    This Q seems to assume we know what the standard and alternate PCT bear hangs are ... as well as know how they differe from non-PCT bear hangs!
    – Martin F
    Commented Sep 8, 2023 at 0:29
  • @MartinF yes, though I was able to find the two methods in video form - see the link in my prior comment. Not sure whether that’s better as a place to start an answer from or as additional context to add to the question. Commented Sep 8, 2023 at 1:30
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    Another video is here. It shows 4 methods, including standard and alternate PCT methods. And this is an article, with video, showing both PCT methods..
    – Martin F
    Commented Sep 8, 2023 at 20:40


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