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→ Backcountry Bear Basics: The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Unpleasant Encounters by Dave Smith
Backcountry Bear Basics: The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Unpleasant Encounters by Dave Smith
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Backcountry Bear Basics: The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Unpleasant Encounters by Dave Smith informs everything you need to know about traveling and camping safely in bear country.
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Practical strategies for avoiding dangerous bear encounters.
Debunks commonly held myths about people and bears.
Provides tested strategies to help you avoid conflict with black bears and grizzlies.
Bear expert Dave Smith gives you the basics.
How to choose a good campsite and properly store your food.
He debunks commonly held myths about people and bears. Smith tells you what you should do instead and why.
Reviews specific outdoor activities -- from fishing to mountain biking to hiking with young children to trail running -- assessing the likelihood of bear encounters and suggesting tactics for coping in different settings and situations.
This second edition incorporates new research (Do bear bells work? Does tent color or shape make a difference in attracting bears?) and adds more charts and sidebars to make material accessible at a glance.
Smith provides key information on bear behavior and biology to help you understand, rather than fear, this most misunderstood animal.
This book is in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series.
Mountaineers Outdoor Basics
Mountaineers Books; 2nd ed. edition (November 1, 2006)
10: 1594850283 ; 13: 978-1594850288
5.4 x 0.4 x 8.3 inches
Paperback: 157 pages
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