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    And if you want to learn a whole lot more about bears from someone who has spent a great deal of time with them, more time perhaps than any other person on the planet;

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...he_Bears_and_I

    It's a good read.

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    He's doing a bit better than Timothy Treadwell.

    Like the guy jumped off a 7 story building. As he fell past the 6th floor he was heard to say, "So far, so good."
    At the 5th, "So far, so good" . . .

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    Treadwell did well too, until an old, sick, debilitated hungry bear came along. He was, in my opinion, an asshole with too much to prove. Even if he wanted to take the chances he did by himself he had no right to expose his girlfriend by not arming both of them with bear spray.

    I just want people to see that there is more to bears than teeth and claws and bad temper.

    That's a great book Ian, if you're interested in such things. A young college student is left with three cubs by the sow and raises them. He was talented and knowledgeable, and a good writer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Or, claw your way to windward!

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    Unbearable!

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    I bought a gun to use on far-northern canoe trips. You get tired of noodles. It's a 20-gauge/.22 over-and-under. I have nothing against the intelligent use of guns.

    I don't go camping in parks. Too many rules. Too many fees. Most of Canada is "Crown Land". That's where I go, because I own it -- as much as anyone does.

    Far too few Canadians understand that.

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    I'm telling my boating people this story, seems pretty scary to me.
    We've had a bronze whaler under the boat so big it caused puckers to form where once there were none, and a 3 m mako spear out and breach 10 ft in front of our anchored boat , but there ain't no bars in them thar hills around here.

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    Many residents who walk their dogs in Port Townsend are armed with Bear Spray. We had a bear visit us near the float at Chatterbox Falls several years ago and decided it is a good idea to be a bit safer than not carrying any deterrent at all after that! Some people carry a pistol known as a Taurus "Judge". It packs both shotgun shells and bullets as well.
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    When my wife an I visited Yellowstone last year, we were strongly advised to carry bear spray. So I bought a can.

    Half-way through the 2-week trip, I learned that more visitors to the park are injured by bison than by bears. So does the spray work on bison, too, or would it just make them crazy mad? I still don't know. But we saw lots and lots of bison, many quite close, but just one grizzly out the window of a tour bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    I bought a gun to use on far-northern canoe trips. You get tired of noodles. It's a 20-gauge/.22 over-and-under. I have nothing against the intelligent use of guns.

    I don't go camping in parks. Too many rules. Too many fees. Most of Canada is "Crown Land". That's where I go, because I own it -- as much as anyone does.

    Far too few Canadians understand that.

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    That is way cool Dave. Many years ago I used to winter camp. Loved it, only stopped because I had too many other obligations. We had a European designed tent...4 roughly cone shaped sections that zipped together. Put up similar to a Tee Pee or slinging a rope over a high enough branch. There was a 2'x2' smoke hole and we had a fire inside ( fire proofed heavy duty canvas).
    I totally agree about not using Parks....have not camped in a park for at least a decade.
    I did a winter overnight with a friend near Thunder Bay a while back.
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    There is a legendary story in SE Alaska about a non-Alaskan who got dropped off by a local air taxi service to do a bit of remote camping. Per custom, the pilot did a fly over after takeoff and saw the man rolling around on the beach. The pilot landed and found the young man in considerable pain, having sprayed himself with bear repellant to keep the bears away!

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    I'd not pay for CDs from either of those dinks.

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    Barry Manilow has some actual chops, I think. Kind of like Kenny G, who is actually a good straight jazz player when he wants to be.

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    One of my favorite single panel cartoons is of Kenny G walking out of an elevator, and saying 'yeah, this place rocks.'
    I don't care to know what the tough do when the going gets tough.

    I am interested in what the enlightened do.

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