Sunday, March 6, 2016

Beware the Bear - food, yum-yums and other smellables can spell disaster

"Scouts have also been know to throw unwanted food down the latrine, thinking that the odor will mask the food smell.  This is also incorrect, and instead of simply having a habituated bear, you'll have a habituated bear with poop all over its face, as well as a destroyed latrine!"  - A Backpacker's Guide to Philmont, p. 89: Bill Sassani, Publishing Inc., 2008
If that doesn't make you understand the need for hanging Bear bags (or using Bear canisters) and following all recommended precautions, when in their territory, maybe this will...

Susan Carney
This is how big a grizzly bear's paw is - by the way, the bear is sedated and about to be tagged. I'm in absolute awe!

Of course, we have black bears in this part of the country.

How to best survive a black bear attack
Article from The Washington Post


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