|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – December 1997
A homemade bear bag will make sure your provisions stay safe from hungry critters.
1. Cut four 2-by-3-inch pieces of ripstop nylon. Fold each piece into a 2-by-1-inch strip by bringing the shorter, outside edges inward as if you were folding a letter. These strips will provide facing to anchor the handles.
2. Turn your stuff sack inside out. Align the end of the first reinforcement strip with the bottom seam of the stuff sack and pin it in place. Pin the second strip to the same seam about 6 inches away. Flip the stuff sack over and repeat this procedure with the second pair of reinforcement strips.