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I currently use an Ursack, which I really like the convenience of.  I was curios what everyone else uses for these areas I mentioned. Do you hang your bearbag?  I was looking at something lighter, like the ZPacks system.  If my food was in an odor proof bag(somewhat).. like Opsack or such and placed inside the cuben food sack, do you think it would be imperative to hang it? Over my last 3. Or 4 years using the Ursack I have never had any problems with bears or small animals or rodents for that matter. I read all the time of people leaving there food bags away from camp and not always hanging them..even in shelters I have witnessed them hanging food bags from the rafters.  So, for these areas I listed, do you think it is ok if I used an Opsack and cuben food sack..and did not nessesarly hang it?

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Simple rule - Always Hang your food,
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Why not hang it? You just listed a number of varmints, great and small, that can get at your victuals.

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OK,  so I will hang it...what about in winter?  Is it still necessary to hang?

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The PCT method looks pretty nice. Though I enjoy the simplicity of my Ursack, useing the PCT method will shave another 5 or 6 ounces out of my pack.

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pretty simple and lightweight. I got myself the Lukes UltraLight critter bag. this setup is nice and simple useing the PCT method. it also takes about 6 ounces off my back!!

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