I need cougar advice

Going solo camping in an area with a lot of mountain lions. Going to be backcountry alone for 7 days. I'm sort of afraid of being tracked and then the cougar approaches my tent.

If I sing at night in my tent could that help scare them off? If I hear a mountain lion rustling outside should I sing and roar? Also, if I light up my tent with the flaslight would that freak them out?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    play loud music and make a lot of annoying noise

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Does this actually work for them though or only bears?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        cats are skittish, dont make yourself apparently oblivious meat and youre good. create a strong presence with noises, singing, shouting, and most beastly creatures will stay away.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this, just bring a kazoo or harmonica and make annoying ass sounds, make sure they don't sound like a dying animal tho.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >kazoo
        >harmonica
        >make sure they don't sound like a dying animal tho

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I was only acting moronic and you fell for it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ohhh so THAT'S why THOSE PEOPLE always bring bluetooth speakers and blast rap?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There has never been a report of a mountain lion approaching or attacking a camper in a tent. Most encounters are the result of surprise on both parties and seldom result in an attack. A mountain lion isn't going to stalk a grown adult.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >A mountain lion isn't going to stalk a grown adult.
      FALSE

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >A mountain lion isn't going to stalk a grown adult.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can clearly see the lions kittens in the beginning of the video, any wild animal will attack you if you get near their kids.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's not stalking, that's a chase and threatening because he scared her kittens. She was making her presence obvious in order to scare away the threat. She "chased" him until she was sure he was far enough away from her kittens, then she took off. Stalking is a hunting behavior, if she was stalking you wouldn't see her.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you bring kiddos into a place where a mountain lion is hunting it's a whole different ballgame. For you, as a (presumably +18 adult) you'll be fine as long as:
    1. you make noise when you're wandering about
    2. take normal food storage precautions when you camp (i.e. store food 200m away above ground and any scraps you have at camp you should burn rather than store)
    3. Have bear spray with you juuuust in case.

    You'll be fine, have camp setup and a fire going before dark. Don't wander around under the moonlight.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >200m
      wtf i thought it was like 200ft

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        idunno anon choose your own adventure

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      separate food storage bag and cooking area away from campsite. ur supposed to make a triangle of so many hundred feet between. u cant wear the clothes u cook in back to camp. take them off bc theyll smell. id wash my exposed skin too.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I take my son camping with me into mountain lion country and I don't let him out of my sight, even for a few seconds. I carry a Glock 26 on my right hip with a spare 17 round mag in my pocket and a Buck 119 on my left. Haven't seen one in the wild but I will magdump on that fricker if it makes a move towards me or my kid.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There is one conundrum though anon. If the worst case scenario ever happens (and I'm sure it never will and sincerely hope not) and a mountain lion grabs your kid, the only way you can safely magdump into it is to get right up to it, which is fine and all, but that's just too loud that close.

        >t. works with adults and kids with hearing loss

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The thought fricking terrifies me but I don't want to deprive my kids of growing up camping innawoods because of fear.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Of course not. Y'all'll be fine

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I’m not too worried about it. But its constantly on the back of my mind when I’m out with my kids.

              There have been like 150 mountain lion attacks in the US in the last 100 years!! MILLIONS of people, young and old, go out every year. 300 people are struck by lightning, in the US, every year. You are afraid of nothing.

              Its certainly not “nothing” you fricking moron. You would understand if you had a family to protect, but you’re a genetic dead end.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You would understand if you had a family to protect
                Oh dear. You passed your moron genes onto another generation.

                150 attacks in 100 years means 1.5 attacks a year. 325.5 million people visit national parks in a year, so you have a 1 in 217,000,000 chance of being attacked, which is 0.000000046%. You are over 9000 times more likely to die in a car accident on the way to your camping trip.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                and, appropriately, they take far many more and onerous precautions when driving and automobile

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >mountain lion claws typed this post
                I don’t understand what your point is. I shouldn’t carry a gun? I shouldn’t be bothered to keep my kids within eyesight while hiking in mountain lion country?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >which is 0.000000046%. You are over 9000 times more likely to die in a car accident on the way to your camping trip.
                I have when people try to pass off stats like these as real. Like "you're more likely to die in a car accident than plane crazy by a bazzilion percent".

                PER CAPITA
                PER FRICKING CAPITA

                You only count the number of people hiking alone in mountain lion territory. JUST THAT POOL OF PEOPLE. Not them AND everyone that lives in the rest of the world in big cities. That's not how it works.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There have been like 150 mountain lion attacks in the US in the last 100 years!! MILLIONS of people, young and old, go out every year. 300 people are struck by lightning, in the US, every year. You are afraid of nothing.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not him but a concern is a concern. You lock your car and doors at night even if nobody in your neighborhood has had a break-in for 40 years. When you're PrepHole you're vulnerable and there is no contingency plan PrepHole there unless you bring it with you. For example, I carry burr spray because I'll be fricked if I'm going to end up face to face with a burr with my spray sitting on my bookshelf back home. I'll never need, but I'll never put myself in such a vulnerable situation as not having it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It is a concern, it's just not a justified concern. That's the point. This whole thread is about something that's only happened 150 times in the last 100 years. can you comprehend just how astronomically low the chances are? There are home and car break ins every day in many cities in the US. It's not a valid comparison. Bear spray for mountain lions is a waste of money and pure security theater.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Well I've had multiple contact with black burr (one was concerning, the others I was nervous but nothing to whurry about), and one contact with a mountain lion that scared the shit out of me.

                Safety is at least comforting for its own sake.

                Oh and on a side note I got struck by lightning when I was 16. This is why I don't swim in the ocean, frick that shit.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I've never encountered a mountain lion while out. I've seen evidence of their presence; scratching, prints, trail cam video. And I've heard them screaming several times(solo camping) There are over 100 black bears and an unknown, but large, number of mountain lions here in Shasta count California, where I predominantly go PrepHole. I've only seen a bear once, and only as it was running away from me. I don't go around yelling and banging sticks, but I also don't skulk around(unless I'm hunting). Given the numbers, I've likely been in the general vicinity of both several times without knowing. I'm far more concerned with a curious bear or a sow with a cub than a mountain lion. But even that is just a little tickle in the back of my mind.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yeah a bear has the potential to predate on humans and you literally cannot defend yourself. they have no interest in killing you, just disassembling you and eating you.

                mountain lions aren't eating adults, they may attack for other reasons but it's not because it needs to ingest you. that's a better situation than a bear which may decide it wants to shit you out later in the week

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not as bad with lakes (unless it's in like Floriduh or Queensland or something), but ocean is absolutely off the table. You cannot pay me. I've had enough of my injuries, close calls, and near death experiences, I'm not such a filthy ingrate that I would now also go into the ocean

                its weird for me its the opposite, like in the middle of the ocean i feel so incredibly small that it seems trivial to worry about it. Not saying it isn't creepy, but the scale we're talking about makes it seem nonsensical.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's why I feel safe in LA or NYC - I'm one in 8 million "it (whatever IT is) won't happen to me"

                But frick I can't feel any comfort in open water. Nope nope nope.

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              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'll go solo camping with the bears and mountain lions, but you can't get me to dive in to the middle of a lake or the ocean, anywhere you can't see the bottom. Frick that. That's what freaks me out. I'm freaked out now, just thinking about it!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not as bad with lakes (unless it's in like Floriduh or Queensland or something), but ocean is absolutely off the table. You cannot pay me. I've had enough of my injuries, close calls, and near death experiences, I'm not such a filthy ingrate that I would now also go into the ocean

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This. Thalassohobia chads, rise up. Literally, stay near the surface of the water, frick

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    practice your metal growls anons

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My hunter uncle says they don't like metallic clanking sounds, so he always hung up pots and pans and empty cans like windchimes around his camps.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bring a cucumber, cats hate cucumbers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      maybe your cat does, you fricking pervert.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sir, you obviously know nothing about cats. Large or small, house cat or lion on the plains of Africa, cats are curious, athletic animals with incredible senses. Bottom line, you have no hope of survival unless you are well armed and even that is not a certainty.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’d beat a pussy ass cougar to death with my bear fists, I’d bash its skull in like it’s nothing.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever you do, dont let it bite your face.
    https://apnews.com/article/california-mountain-lion-attack-brothers-92b8b951c5e8d62a889af494d2d3642d

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      jfc
      I actually encountered two mountain lions on the edge of SLC. It was night so I could only see their eyes staring at me and then they started snarling as I was getting closer. I couldn't believe it, the noises they made couldn't have been anything else and I walked away shocked because I'm from the UK and the most dangerous wild animal here is a fox.

      But the weirdest thing was there was a camper van parked nearby and the cougars were so close to it

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    yeah exactly, dont go hiking around normies homosexual.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dont be a pussy, its just a big kitty. Give it some fish and a scratch behind the ears.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      do not feed wild snimals they will become sggresive. this website man..

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >do not feed wild snimals they will become sggresive. this website man..
        Did you know you're on the autism scale?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Make noise (wear a bell), don't turn blind corners too quickly, and if you see one, back up (don't turn around) and go another way. If that's the only path, just wait.

    Mountain lions don't really want to mess with you. Predators are very hesitant to attack anything larger than them, as even if they think they can kill you, the risk often isn't worth it.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These attacks are so rare you're more likely to die from a snake, bees, lightning, so it's better to keep your expectations in check. I have known people that had a rattler sneak into their sleeping bag and their leg was a separate object the next week.
    If you're an adult male I wouldn't really worry especially in your tent at night. Carry pepper spray.
    One thing I have heard with cats is they look for eyes so I've heard of some people wearing a headband or something with eyes painted on the back so that it thinks you are looking at it. May want to Google for examples.
    To be fair though unless an animal is starving most won't just take on something it's own size because statistically it's a losing game. This is why there is less than 1 mountain lion death a year. You may as well be imagining getting attacked by sasquatch or wendigo walkers or whatever tf

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All true and good points, but also some anon bring children PrepHole and the mountain lion risk is much more a worry in that case

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/j9w5k2/cougar_stalks_man_for_6_minutes_during_run/
    I love cats. I'd want to be as armed to the teeth as legally possible, but you don't always see them coming.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ?t=65
    James Williams says that baboons can recognize weapons.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that's disgusting. you're disgusting. disgusting and glib.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is nobody mentioning carrying a gun? Doesn't even need to be aimed at it, just fire over it's head and it'll run, unless it's murderous and then you'll be glad you have a fricking gun

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      guns have been mentioned anon, your audit of the thread was not sufficient

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ctrl + f begs to differ

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          glock :3c

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I eventually found it. Still doesn't get much mention, they're not that heavy

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bear spray probably also works for mountain lions.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't worry when you're in a tent. Cats just see a big ass object, it's why you got open vehicles on Safarai because cats don't see you, they see a big silhouette, why they'll come up and lay on the truck. Bears on the other hand smell stuff, will rip shit open to get to it.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Take a Mossberg 500 12 gauge shot gun with you or Taurus raging Hunter or bull revolver. Either can literally kill a bear in 1 or 2 shots. You would have to practice at a shooting range of course. Here's a link for the Mossberg:

    https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/mossberg-500-pump-action-shotgun

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just looked up the Taurus Raging Bull and ho-lee-phuk. I think it would break my wimpy little wrists

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Heavier revolvers shoot softer, moron-kun. That's the point of the weight. To mitigate the impact of the recoil.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bait/10

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I dunno why you say bait, he's right.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          are you sure that's the reason and it's not just because it needs heavier steel to keep the overly powerful explosive charge from splitting the gun into shreds?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nta, but shoot a revolver in .44 mag like the 329PD, then shoot the Model 29. Almost half the weight difference but you'll notice a the 329PD recoil is much softer due to it weighing almost twice that of the 29.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              makes sense but still seems intimidating

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's not bad if you're use to shooting. If you're new to guns, or don't shoot often, then only load one round or else pic related could happen.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I carry a king cobra in bear country. It's 27 ounces. Ngl. I can shoot it fairly accurately, but it fricking sucks hind breasts if you put more than a few cylinders of full power .357 through it. I have absolutely no idea why you would ever get a scandium frame magnum cartridge revolver or any other ultralight kinda shit. I wouldn't feel confident at all with follow up shots with something that small.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ppl go small because it's easier for them to carry, I myself always carry a M&P 2.0 4" compact, also a Short Boi AR 15 cause I'm autistic and it's fun.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you see the cougar then the cougar is not killing you. so basically guns are useless. they attack from behind, if successful you will die before realizing what happened. but that's so fricking rare, you should be worried about bees.

      can't shoot bees either tho.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wear pic related backwards and no cat will stalk you. I learned this reading a book about tigers eating people.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any advice for trying to seduce a cougar? anyone know the best method?

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they are just cats. not related to lions evident from their ability to purr.

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