3 BEAR DEFENSE TIPS TO
KEEP YOU SAFE By Ken Jensen
We all know that of the safest
places to be in during any survival
situation is away from people.
Since most of North America is
covered by forests that probably
means you'll be either out in the
forest or on a mountain. Staying
in these kind of environments for
long periods of times means that
sooner or later you're going to
encounter wild animals.
There are only two kinds of bears you might meet out in the woods - black bears
and brown bears.
They will tend to run
away when they
encounter humans and
rarely attack unless she
feels her cubs are
threatened. Never put
yourself anywhere near
bear cubs as your
creating a strong
possibility of attack.
Brown bears on the other hand
will attack without any
provocation or warning. They
aren't naturally intimidated by
humans and in some areas
brown bears and grizzlies
scavenge waste products from
garbage dumps making them
even more bold.
As bears charge with their head forward bear spray will hit them in the nose first
causing them serious discomfort. The best situation is getting the spray to hit the
bear's eyes and mouth.
Standing your ground and not running away is essential to escape a bear attack.
Avoid running at all costs as it's a signal for a bear to chase you. Standing your
ground and making as much noise as possible is your best choice.
If you're going to be surviving in brown
bear territory anywhere near grizzlies
or polar bears you'll need a pistol.
Go with a pocket .357 pistol like a
Ruger 100 or another high powered
round. These are six shooters with
serious stopping power for any animal
attack. They also fit well in any
Survival in the outdoors is hard enough
without the threat of large 500 pound
animals eating you and your family. The
most important lesson to take away from
all of this is preparation.
Being prepared is the hallmark of any good prepper and when it comes to the
great outdoors the same is true.
Bringing the proper supplies, food and weapons is essential if you're planning on
staying in the wood for longer than a few weeks.