Bear attacks are rare. You are statistically more likely to be hit by lightning than to be attacked. That being said preparation never hurt anyone and this tells you what you will need and some things you can do in case of a bear attack. I never even knew bear spray existed until I read this. It even suggests a certain brand and tells you how to avoid accidentally getting a spray that is too weak.
- Statistics show that you are more likely to get hit by lighting than attacked by a bear. You might as well be prepared for it, if it does happen.
- Keep it within reach because the difference between life and death is but a few seconds. Studies show that the people carrying sprays avoided injury in close-range bear encounters 98% of the time.
- By staying in a group means more noise. Singing or talking will make the bear know that you’re there.
“Lie flat on your stomach and spread your legs so that the bear can’t roll you over easily. If it does manage to roll you over, roll back onto your stomach every time.”