Whatever you do, don't read "Fighting for Your Life - Man-eater Bears" by Tom Hron if you want to camp in Alaska! It gave me nightmares and convinced me I probably will be a mite nervous on a trip to Denali or Glacier National Parks! And back country hiking in those areas,? Uh, no thanks. By the way, Hron doesn't think much of bear whistles and such...
Before reading Hron's book, I never feared black bears at all and had seen quite a few in the wild since I spent a lot of my adult life in the Ozark Mountains. But after that blood curdling read I might not be so quick to saunter off into the Ozark National Forest (home to most of Arkansas' population of around 4,000 estimated black bears) in the future. Heck, I thought those guys only ate nuts & berries and stuff. No more ginseng digging expeditions for this ole girl!
It's always something! If it ain't snakes, it's bears! LOL. Love that Airstream forums have threads about snakes & bears! Do we have any lions and tigers threads? Never a dull moment.
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