Posted by Ashley Richardson on July 15, 2016
Every year in North America, 3 to 5 people are killed in wild animal attacks, usually by sharks and bears. If you ever come face-to-face with a wild animal, the natural response is to bolt; but if you want to live, don’t! Fleeing from wild animals can trigger their predatory instinct – meaning you will be hunted and you will be caught.
However, if a giant Grizzly Bear is charging at you, the last thing on your mind is standing still. So, it’s best to do everything in your power to avoid these types of situations altogether. To reduce the risk of an attack, warn bears of your presence and give them a chance to get out of your way.
It’s best to stay out in the open, but if you have to travel through thick brush, clap, shout, and make noise. You can also purchase a Frontiersman Bear Bell to alert nearby wildlife of your arrival with every step. And remember, no plan is full-proof, so always carry bear repellent pepper spray when hiking. In the event of an attack, this spray can stop a charging bear from as much as 30 feet away.
Stay tuned for more security and survival tips next week, and stay safe! Happy Friday!