Have you ever wandered into the wild and thought "what would I do if I met a bear"? Well, today I have some tips for just that...
If you come across a black bear in the wild, thank your lucky stars. At least the black bear is the least threatening. But to keep yourself safe and avoid any chance of the bear wanting to bother you, here's what you do-
Get as big as you can (if you're in a group huddle together) stand on your toes and reach your arms up. Talk to the bear in a low assertive- yet calm voice. Fight back if it attacks.
If you come across a grizzly bear, be very cautious, they can be very aggressive. Here's what you do if you meet a grizzly-
If the bear plans on attacking, play dead. Lay on your belly with your hands on the back of your neck. You will at least discourage the bear from hurting you very badly... eh, fun right?
If you come across a polar bear, well, I don't know why you would come across a polar bear, but if you do-
Pray. haha! Back away slowly and avoid eye contact. Use deterrents but don't run.
Any bear can outrun any human- so DON'T run. Keep some bear spray with you, although it's been found to just agitate the bear rather than deter it... Better to be safe than sorry, yes?
Be sure to check out the other LOTM for their survival in the wild tips!
Meagan (unable to join us today)
and our guest blogger-
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