Each bear is different and has a different personality. They can be shy, curious, or aggressive and can possess other attributes that we can identify as human.
You can learn lot about a situation if you stop and observe.
Fact: did you know a bear can instantly read speeds up to 35 miles per hour in a matter of a split second? They can cover 50 yards in less than three seconds. Can you see why you need to have your bear spray easily accessible now?! If you try to out run a bear you will only make matters worse, so just don’t do it.
BEAR ENCOUNTERS ON THE TRAIL
It’s bound to happen at some point that you will encounter a bear on the trail if you are out and about enjoying the beautiful world around us. My philosophy is not to hide away in fear, but to be as prepared as you can in case something does happen in order for you to enjoy this amazing world around us!
BEAR ENCOUNTERS IN CAMP
And now onto my worst nightmare!
A ton of factors play into if your spray will actually deter the bear or not. The biggest thing I took from this booklet is that it’s a crapshoot if any of this stuff actually works or not. When it comes down to it, if a bear wants to attack you, whether it feels threatened or is just a crazy bear, you can only do some much and then hope for the best.