The Worst Things To Do in a Bear Attack


You might be looking at a bluff charge. The bear might run towards you, but at the last second, veer off to the side. This is the bear sizing you up. Running from a bear can be deadly, but it’s not the worst thing you can do. In this episode, we’ll show you how to avoid any fatal mistakes if you find yourself face to face with an angry bear.

00:00 How to Survive the Worst Things To Do in a Bear Attack
00:53 Know Your Bears
02:22 Don’t Forget Your Gear
03:19 Don’t Climb Trees
03:33 Don’t Pet The Cubs
04:07 Don’t Be Messy

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