Riverbend Publishing Hiking with Grizzlies - Lessons Learned
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This book shares proven strategies for hiking safely in bear country. Author: Tim Rubbert. Softcover; 135 pages; black-and-white photos. Riverbend Publishing; copyright 2006. Based on personal experiences, the author tells how to avoid bear encounters and how to react if you do encounter a bear. Lessons cover making noise, remaining calm, staying together and retreating. Also covers encountering surprised bears, habituated bears, bears with cubs and bears on carcasses. Special chapter on bear spray includes when and how to use it and describes author's two back-country encounters when he was forced to spray bears.