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Old 07-31-10, 03:52 AM   #1
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Do you snore?

I was wondering if snoring loudly while camping frightened the wilder beasts or if it was rather an indication that a good meal was waiting for them?
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Whether you snore or not, the wild beasts will know about your presence long before you fall asleep. One of my dogs snores like a lumberjack...
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If they are going to get me, I'd prefer it was while I was sleeping. That said, the beast that takes a bite out of me will suffer ear damage from my snoring, so it had better be worth it to him/her.
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Oh damn, I am on enough medication that if some critter decided I was a meal he'd be out cold after a few bites.
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Yes I snore. I worry more about other campers in a crowded hiker/biker site.
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hahahaha... is the Op serious or being facetious. Anyways it is far more likely the animal will smell you before they ever hear you snoring. For the most part animals don't see you as food they see your food as food. If you don't want to be dragged off by a hungry bear practice being bear aware, keep food from campsite don't cook or doo doo near your tent etc.
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I say I don't.

My WIFE says I DO!

Never had animal problems while camping, but I do take precautions and have been awoken to ratcoons fighting because they can't figure out how to get to my food bag!
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Yes I snore. I worry more about other campers in a crowded hiker/biker site.
On my group X-country tour, we learned the first night that we had four REALLY loud snorers. We put a policy of segregation in place for the remainder of the trip. If we camped in one large, open area, snorers pitched on one side, non-snorers on the other. If we had several smaller sites, there were snoring and non-snoring sites. Indoor accomodations worked the same way.

What sucks in when you are on a large event like Cycle Oregon and you cannot control who you end up next to. On trips like that, ear plugs are a basic neccessity for me. Snoring drives me crazy.
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On my group X-country tour, we learned the first night that we had four REALLY loud snorers. We put a policy of segregation in place for the remainder of the trip. If we camped in one large, open area, snorers pitched on one side, non-snorers on the other. If we had several smaller sites, there were snoring and non-snoring sites. Indoor accomodations worked the same way.

What sucks in when you are on a large event like Cycle Oregon and you cannot control who you end up next to. On trips like that, ear plugs are a basic neccessity for me. Snoring drives me crazy.
During my second trip from Pittsburgh to DC, I stayed at the trail hostel in Meyersdale. I warned the two other occupants that I snored loudly, and placed earplugs on the table. When I woke up the next morning, I found one guy had taken earplugs, and the other had pulled his bed into the hallway.
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For the snorers, these things work most of the times: http://www.breatheright.com/
And if they don't, a little elbow in the ribs seems to work on my husband. ;-)
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I snore very, very loudly - particularly when I sleep on my back. Buying a Thermarest NeoAir and an air pillow (Exped), which allows me to sleep on my side, was a terrific choice.

At home, or traveling where I may need to share sleeping space with others, I use one of these http://puresleep.com/. It is the single best purchase I've made in 10 years.
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Unfortunetly we cant help we snore, we dont want to. try breathrite strips.
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I was wondering if snoring loudly while camping frightened the wilder beasts or if it was rather an indication that a good meal was waiting for them?
I snore, and no it doesn't frighten them--at least it doesn't keep them away if that's what you're getting at. The best thing you can do to keep animals away from you while you sleep outdoors is to keep your food and anything else that smells away from your camp and preferably hanging from a high tree branch, aka 'bear bag' it.
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I snore, and no it doesn't frighten them--at least it doesn't keep them away if that's what you're getting at. The best thing you can do to keep animals away from you while you sleep outdoors is to keep your food and anything else that smells away from your camp and preferably hanging from a high tree branch, aka 'bear bag' it.
Just to add to that in a dry bag ass well willl help a lot to keep the scent of the food to a minumum. Just carry some twine is all you need and toss it op over a tall branch tied to a rock and pull it up and let it hang there
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hahahaha... is the Op serious
No, not terribly.

Yet, I can't help to wonder how the animals are... experiencing it. The louder snorers can go up to 87 decibels. For reference, a chainsaw is 90 decibels. The 3 dB difference is the smallest difference in sound level that humans can hear.
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No, not terribly.

Yet, I can't help to wonder how the animals are... experiencing it. The louder snorers can go up to 87 decibels. For reference, a chainsaw is 90 decibels. The 3 dB difference is the smallest difference in sound level that humans can hear.

i suppose it is possible animals could begin to associate snoring with food in busy camping areas where everyone is careless. I read in some busy US parks bears learned to open "bear proof" containers.
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snore ??, I say I don't, but my friends call me " god of thunder".
if it scares animals, I know it won't scare reindeer since I've been woken several times by them while sleeping in tent.
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Yes I snore. I worry more about other campers in a crowded hiker/biker site.
I have apnea and use a CPAP at home. When I go camping, I leave the machine at home and do OK, though I'm sure I snore up a storm. This is precisely my fear, too. I'm taking my first overnight bike trip this coming weekend, plan on camping at a hiker/biker site...
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