In 2010-2011 I plan on taking a trip to Alaska, and living side by side with Grizzly Bears, i have planned this trip since I was ten I plan on studying and getting to know them better, living in their "world".
Any questions, concerns, comments, advice? Fill free to voice your opinions!
Keeping yourself safe in bear country!
Rogue: Unusual beavior and extreme aggression.
Make a lot of noise when hiking or traveling in Bear country.
Don't hike or travel alone.
Most bear attacks are from "startled" bears, don't sneak up on a bear, make it known that you are around!
When siteing bears in a 'park' make sure to listen to the Park Rangers and stay as far away as the ranger tells you too, remember bears are unpredicatable!
DO NOT RUN FROM A BEAR! This triggers the predator instinct and they will give chase. Fact: Bears run 30+ miles an hour!
Never keep food around your campsite, bears have a great sense of smell.
Use bear safe garbage cans, keep a clean camp wash grills, pans, ect.
Don't climb up a tree, this isn't cat and mouse!
Speak to the bear in a clear soft soothing voice so the bear will identify you as a human and not its favorite food!