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Bear Aware 3RD Editionby Bill Schneider
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Heading into bear country can seem frightening . . . but it doesn¿t have to be. This handy, packable guide will show you preventive measures that can reduce your chances of coming across a bear and techniques that can minimize your risk of being injured. With Bear Aware you¿ll learn how to safely hike and camp in bear country, store food to keep campsites bear free, and handle close encounters. The book also offers special precautions for hunters, anglers, mountain bikers, trail runners, outfitters, photographers, vacationers, and cabin owners, and provides specific regulations for the national parks.
Look inside for the latest information on:
¿ Safety precautions for outings in bear country
¿ Common outdoor and camping gear that can attract bears
¿ Erroneous myths about bears, plus the real facts
¿ Handling offensive and defensive encounters, and knowing the difference
¿ Expert recommendations on when - and how - to play dead and when to fight back
Instead of taking fear with you, take Bear Aware.
Updated and revised guide filled with helpful tips on traveling and camping in bear country.
Hiking in bear country always carries a risk, but the risk can be made minuscule if hikers follow the advice given in this small, packable book. Extensively reviewed by bear experts, the book provides tips and contains the latest information on the intriguing science of bear-human interactions, including the uses and benefits of pepper spray.
This guide contains advice on:
*Hiking and camping safely in bear country
*How to handle a close encounter with a bear
*Food storage methods that help keep campsites bear free
*Special precautions for hunters, anglers, mountain bikers, trail runners, and outfitters
*Specific regulations in national parks
Learn the Bear Essentials.
Going into bear country can be frightening for some people, but it doesn't have to be. Don't let fear ruin your trip. There are many important tips and techniques that can be used to reduce the risk of being injured by a bear to the slimmest possible margin. Bear Aware, written for novice and expert outdoorspeople alike, can help you build the confidence and peace of mind you need to enjoy your outdoor experience.
Look inside for advice on:
Hiking and camping safely if bear country
How to handle a close encounter with a bear
Food storage methods that help keep campsites bear free
Special precautions for hunters, anglers, mountain bikers, trail runners, and outfitters
Specific regulations in national parks
About the Author
Bill Schneider was with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks before founding Falcon Publishing. He lives in Helena, Montana and has hiked and camped in bear country for more than 40 years.
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