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Old 11-07-2007, 02:38 PM
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Backpack: Depends on trip conditions. I have 4 to choose from. 2 Keltys, 1 Gregory, 1 MEC pack
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Be 'Bear Aware' and use common sense!

I have hiked many years in 'bear infested' areas, up here in Canada. My 1st season in BC alone(10 ye NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Thanks everyone for the great information!!!

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Old 03-07-2008, 11:06 AM
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A quick safety note on bear spary or any pepper spray. This stuff is spray, as in a mist that blows NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:54 AM
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Bear Spray is working

The first defense against a bear attack is avoiding confrontations with bears. But that is not alwa NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Echo nogods post. I spoke with a bear biologist from Montana Fish Wildlife and Game a couple days a NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:54 AM
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Did you see this 4-20-08 article in ADN about bear spray being the most highly effective?

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The recent Articles in Alaska magazine and the Anchorage Daily news about the 'superior effectivenes NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 05-05-2008, 06:38 PM
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After so much of what I read on various BPing sites concerning bears, spray, encounters and speculat NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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