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    Posted: 18 June 2011 at 17:14
Anybody know anything 'bout portable electric fences?

I'm interested in the kind that you set up around your camp when back packing. You also use them when using livestock to pack in your stuff...you put them around your beasts to keep them in.

I think that they are powered by D cells.
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My dad used them for years while packing in, you want to use the fiberglass tape, not the wire, it's easier use & to train horses on and bears spot it easier too.  He would train horses with it at home, they knew it was hot, they also "knew" there wasn't any plug-ins in backcountry, so they would always test it.  He also kept hobbles on at least one horse in corral, in case others got out.  He would just make stakes from wood there, they do make fiberglass stakes that break down and would make sense for backpacking.  He also used small solar charger to keep batteries up, he would go for up to a month at a time though.  He would use two strands, one about knee high, one waist high, he had one jumper, he would wear hobbles.

Most of the guides up here use them, more for bears than horses, guides can't graze their horses, so they just make pole corral.

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I've used 'em plenty in Outfitter camps.  Mules are smarter than horses, and the camp jacks had to run down the whole herd heading back to the trailhead on several occassions.  All's it takes is one smart cirtter to ruin everything.  I tie my ride high and tight at night, hobbles during the day in camp, picket while hunting.  I won't chase loose stock from some lughead tape corral failure.  If nobody's got a ride in the morning, jus' means I git to sleep in while the jacks walk 15 miles and ride 15 back with the stock.

I'll just add that horses are stupid, a little smarter than a cow, not as smart as a dog.  When they feel the shock, they often wreck the whole corral cause there's other stock blocking their escape.  If you get one, get a lot of tape and tie the dominant herd mare up at night.  The solar powered ones are worthless.  Bring extra batteries.


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Certainly not an expert by any stretch on horses....but when we used them for hunting in the CO mts....@ base camp we s t r e t c h e d a rope between two trees and tied the horses up short to that line..fed hay with rope type feed bag tied to same line....when feeding grain in buckets on grd then we lengthened tie rope to allow for eating grain then shortened back up for rest of time...took each horse to water by lead rope....same for spike camps....maybe better ways as some have suggested...however, these worked for us.  We brought our own horses from home with us. Never needed batteries for that system.

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Stinky;

You might want to check with eric s on here.  He's usin' one to keep deer outta his garden.  I don't know about portable, but there ain't much to his fence.  I do know it's got a solar charger as well as batteries.

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And when a bear starts working the perimeter of camp, ain't no piece of tape gonna stop 'em.
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