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Bear Aware, 4th: The Quick Reference Bear Country Survival Guideby 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.
This guide contains advice on:
Bear Mythology--Separating Fact from Fiction
Hiking in Bear Country
Camping in Bear Country
Special Regulations in National Parks
Special Precautions for Women
Special Precautions for Hunters, Anglers and Outfitters, Mountain Bikers, and Photographers
How to Handle Close Encounters
Living or Vacationing in Bear Country
Working in Bear Country
Instead of taking fear with you, take Bear Aware.
[quote from book]
"Knowledge is the best defense against bears. Outdoors people who know about bears have already taken the vital first step. They know what kind of equipment to bring, how to set up camp, when and where to hike and be more careful, and which bear and human behaviors increase the chance of an encounter. And the well informed can more easily deal with any encounter."
Updated and revised guide filled with helpful tips on traveling and camping in bear country.
This packable guide shows you how to safely hike, camp, and store food and garbage in bear country and minimize your chances of an encounter-and how to handle one should it happen. Included are special precautions for women, hunters, anglers, mountain bikers, outfitters, photographers, vacationers, cabin owners, and people working in bear country, plus specific regulations for national parks. Instead of taking fear with you, take Bear Aware.
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
About the Author
Bill Schneider has spent forty years hiking trails in bear country. He has written twenty books and hundreds of magazine articles on wildlife, outdoor recreation, and conservation issues.
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