Black Bear. (If you encounter a black bear, appear large, hold your ground and punch it hard in the nose. It will retreat.)

Black Bear. (If you encounter a black bear, appear large, hold your ground and punch it hard in the nose. It will retreat.)

Nothing like a close bear encounter to make you rethink what you're packing and how your camp is set up, and how you travel in the woods. Admittedly I had a quick cry from the stress of being huffed at close range, back at camp...

Black Bear Closeup

Nothing like a close bear encounter to make you rethink what you're packing and how your camp is set up, and how you travel in the woods. Admittedly I had a quick cry from the stress of being huffed at close range, back at camp...

Black Bear Infographic - "All You Need to Know About Black Bears" - Learn about black bear habitats, diets and what to do if you encounter one.

All You Need to Know About Black Bears

Black Bear Infographic - "All You Need to Know About Black Bears" - Learn about black bear habitats, diets and what to do if you encounter one.

American Black Bear, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada; photo by Brandon Smith

American Black Bear, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada; photo by Brandon Smith

Saw this dude late last night! 5-10-12 Stopped us in our tracks! YIKES just…

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Saw this dude late last night! 5-10-12 Stopped us in our tracks! YIKES just…

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