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    More: Facepalm, Hiking, Long-distance trail, Midstate Trail, Mike Peckar, public Tuesday of trip wires, Backpacking, electric dog fencing, midstate trail supervisor  
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2021-09-24 9:18:47 PM  
Towards the end of the article they mention a hiker warning other hikers about the trip-wire.

But no screenshot of the tweet or post or whatever.

I want to know the exact words they used to "warn" people of this non-existent thread.
 
2021-09-24 11:04:24 PM  
Electric dog fencing mistaken for 'trip wires' near Midstate Trail

Yeah, you gotta make sure your electric dogs don't go wandering.

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2021-09-24 11:06:09 PM  
I'm not a dog fence expert but I thought these wires were supposed to be buried.  Am I wrong?
 
2021-09-24 11:10:10 PM  
Be on the lookout for these as well...

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2021-09-24 11:10:52 PM  

jaylectricity: Towards the end of the article they mention a hiker warning other hikers about the trip-wire.

But no screenshot of the tweet or post or whatever.

I want to know the exact words they used to "warn" people of this non-existent thread.


*threat

typo was so close to being a great joke
 
2021-09-24 11:11:19 PM  

jaylectricity: Towards the end of the article they mention a hiker warning other hikers about the trip-wire.

But no screenshot of the tweet or post or whatever.

I want to know the exact words they used to "warn" people of this non-existent thread.


"Don't go on to this private property while wearing a shock collar"

"I mean, unless you're into that sort of thing"
 
2021-09-24 11:11:44 PM  

jaylectricity: jaylectricity: Towards the end of the article they mention a hiker warning other hikers about the trip-wire.

But no screenshot of the tweet or post or whatever.

I want to know the exact words they used to "warn" people of this non-existent thread.

*threat

typo was so close to being a great joke


Yeah, I hesitated to post mine, because I knew someone would beat me to it.
 
2021-09-24 11:12:02 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: Electric dog fencing mistaken for 'trip wires' near Midstate Trail

Yeah, you gotta make sure your electric dogs don't go wandering.

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I'd be more worried about this one:
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2021-09-24 11:15:39 PM  

Chuck87: I'm not a dog fence expert but I thought these wires were supposed to be buried.  Am I wrong?


They don't have to be.  I have mine stapled to the fence.

Why do you need a fence and an invisible fence you will surely ask.

Because my dog is an asshole.
 
2021-09-24 11:19:09 PM  

Chuck87: I'm not a dog fence expert but I thought these wires were supposed to be buried.  Am I wrong?


I would go with can be, and is less likely to be disturbed if buried. But I only buried the one in my yard on the sides that would get mowed. The leg than ran through woods was kinda wiggled under leaves and tacked to trees.
 
2021-09-24 11:19:29 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Chuck87: I'm not a dog fence expert but I thought these wires were supposed to be buried.  Am I wrong?

They don't have to be.  I have mine stapled to the fence.

Why do you need a fence and an invisible fence you will surely ask.

Because my dog is an asshole.


I had a German shepherd that would climb 6' tall fences
 
2021-09-24 11:28:04 PM  
It does not matter what its intended function is, it seems like that wire can trip people if they do not notice it.
 
2021-09-24 11:31:00 PM  

talkertopc: It does not matter what its intended function is, it seems like that wire can trip people if they do not notice it.


Why is a public trail going through private land?
 
2021-09-24 11:36:56 PM  

Begoggle: talkertopc: It does not matter what its intended function is, it seems like that wire can trip people if they do not notice it.

Why is a public trail going through private land?


From Wikipedia:
The trail passes through public land (state forests, parks, and wildlife management areas; federal flood control projects maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, etc.), land under stewardship of non-profit conservation organizations, as well as private land under conservation easement and unprotected private land via the permission of individual land owners. In places where development has displaced the trail through the natural setting, the trail follows public roads.
 
2021-09-24 11:54:24 PM  
I had customers with the tripwire system that zapped doggo when it got too close to the line. Every one of the dogs decided to run at the line and take the shock and be outa there...
 
2021-09-25 12:00:51 AM  
Everything here honestly seems reasonable.  While wires strung across trails to intentionally hurt people seem to show up on bike trails more than hike trails, it's unfortunately not unknown.

"Hey, I think there's a tripwire here"
"Ok, let's investigate.  Hey, landowner, know anything about this?"
"Yeah, it's for my dog."
"Ok, cool"
 
2021-09-25 12:12:51 AM  

Begoggle: talkertopc: It does not matter what its intended function is, it seems like that wire can trip people if they do not notice it.

Why is a public trail going through private land?


There are lots of public land access areas that requires you to traverse private land. My BIL has a specific app for it, as a matter of fact. He uses it when he's hunting and needs to know where he can and can't take an animal. And we have weird public access laws. Like there was a high rise built in some big city that was where there had been an empty lot for years. Since people regularly crossed the lot, the building owners were required to allow people to cross the lobby who didn't belong in the building. Same with this, probably.
 
2021-09-25 12:14:04 AM  

skiinstructor: I had customers with the tripwire system that zapped doggo when it got too close to the line. Every one of the dogs decided to run at the line and take the shock and be outa there...


Yeah, that's the problem people run into. I had a friend who just buried 2 of them, a few feet apart, creating a much wider area to cross.
 
2021-09-25 12:15:38 AM  

soze: Everything here honestly seems reasonable.  While wires strung across trails to intentionally hurt people seem to show up on bike trails more than hike trails, it's unfortunately not unknown.

"Hey, I think there's a tripwire here"
"Ok, let's investigate.  Hey, landowner, know anything about this?"
"Yeah, it's for my dog."
"Ok, cool"


No, the initial post here told us that we are supposed to vilify the hiker who posted the picture. I'm glad that farker showed up, because I was as ill-informed as you, and thought that it seemed rather reasonable as well.
 
2021-09-25 12:28:13 AM  

skiinstructor: I had customers with the tripwire system that zapped doggo when it got too close to the line. Every one of the dogs decided to run at the line and take the shock and be outa there...


That's why you always need a backup line of claymores. Defense in depth.
 
2021-09-25 12:29:27 AM  

Singleballtheory: Be on the lookout for these as well...

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"Let's shiat our pants in terror over battery powered lite brights"
#bostonstrong
 
2021-09-25 1:00:55 AM  

talkertopc: It does not matter what its intended function is, it seems like that wire can trip people if they do not notice it.


Yeah.  I would regard a wire across a trail as a hazard.  The homeowner is an idiot, how could he put the fence there and not realize it's a trail?  Bury it where it crosses the trail!

soze: Everything here honestly seems reasonable. While wires strung across trails to intentionally hurt people seem to show up on bike trails more than hike trails, it's unfortunately not unknown.


Exactly.  There are evil people out there.  And even without evil intent there can be bad things.  Earlier today I was reading a post from someone who found a live cluster bomblet during a trash cleanup.
 
2021-09-25 1:05:08 AM  

bababa: Begoggle: talkertopc: It does not matter what its intended function is, it seems like that wire can trip people if they do not notice it.

Why is a public trail going through private land?

From Wikipedia:
The trail passes through public land (state forests, parks, and wildlife management areas; federal flood control projects maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, etc.), land under stewardship of non-profit conservation organizations, as well as private land under conservation easement and unprotected private land via the permission of individual land owners. In places where development has displaced the trail through the natural setting, the trail follows public roads.


I'd expect the easement to prevent the land owner from putting something across the trail.
 
2021-09-25 3:12:13 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Chuck87: I'm not a dog fence expert but I thought these wires were supposed to be buried.  Am I wrong?

They don't have to be.  I have mine stapled to the fence.

Why do you need a fence and an invisible fence you will surely ask.

Because my dog is an asshole.

I had a German shepherd that would climb 6' tall fences


My hounds will dig under it.  I have one that will just ride the lightning while still digging.  He will give up after a minute or two.
 
2021-09-25 4:12:17 AM  
Yellow would not be a good color for a tripwire
 
2021-09-25 7:01:25 AM  
What? No one has posted anything yet about the name MIKE PECKAR???

You guys are slipping.
 
2021-09-25 8:26:11 AM  
Anything's a tripwire if you're brave insulated enough...
 
2021-09-25 8:46:22 AM  

Mikey1969: skiinstructor: I had customers with the tripwire system that zapped doggo when it got too close to the line. Every one of the dogs decided to run at the line and take the shock and be outa there...

Yeah, that's the problem people run into. I had a friend who just buried 2 of them, a few feet apart, creating a much wider area to cross.


there's a setting on the transmitter to increase the range of the signal, I have animals that the dogs want to go play with so mine is turned all the way up.
 
2021-09-25 11:31:32 AM  
If you can't remove it, it's probably not a tripwire
 
2021-09-25 11:32:26 AM  

skiinstructor: I had customers with the tripwire system that zapped doggo when it got too close to the line. Every one of the dogs decided to run at the line and take the shock and be outa there...


It's called "border training" not "border hoping"
 
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