My friends and I are planning our first backpacking trip and the date is less than a month away. We just have a couple of loose ends to finish up on.
We were wondering what the best method to tie your food into a tree is. I would imagine 20ft above the ground would be plenty - but then again I don't know.
Parks Canada website suggests a minimum of 100 meters between yourself and your hung food/cooking fire/cooking clothes, but the image they show with an example of hung bags seems pretty complex (see picture below). Would we really have to have someone climb all the way to the top of a tree to hang our bags effectively? Not that this would be an issue, but I feel like that is a lot more work than necessary.
Is the method shown in the picture the best/safest?