Truth be told, camping or backpacking in bear country isn’t that different from camping and backpacking anywhere else. There are a few things you need to do, be aware of, and remember, though – and that’s why I put together… Read More »11 Tips for Camping in Bear Country
I’m afraid of bears. There are a lot of people who would thoroughly enjoy a far-off bear encounter, but I’m not one of those people. When I’m backpacking, I carry bear spray, because I am 0% interested in making either… Read More »The Best Bear Spray for Backpackers, Hunters, and More 
Carrying bear spray into the mountains or backcountry is a common practice for safety-minded hikers, backpackers, and hunters. That said, most of us have never had a chance to use it, which leads lots of people to wonder whether or… Read More »Bear Spray On Humans: Safe? Legal? Smart? [Answers Here]
When you’re prepping for your next overnight or multi-day backpacking trip, one thing that should be on your mind is how to safely deal with a bear encounter. Spending time in bear country is a great way to get far… Read More »Is Pepper Spray the Same as Bear Spray?
Heading out into the wilderness is exciting, inspiring, and sometimes terrifying. While seeing a bear from a distance is a magical part of any hike, having one charge you is anything but. If you ever find yourself in this situation,… Read More »Does Pepper Spray Work On Bears?