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.
Author: Bill Schneider
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