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avatar Bear Attack Survival Video
June 13, 2009 06:04AM
A video on Bear Attack survival recommendations:


http://www.backpacker.com/survival_skills_survive_a_bear_attack/videos/40


The video is a little painful to watch, due to the low budget, but some reasonable suggestions.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/13/2009 06:21AM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 02:53PM
Sometimes backpacker really pisses me off!

How on EARTH did Vince get them to allow him to wear that Sasquatch outfit?!?!?!

(ok, so I'm not a member of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization but but....)
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 03:16PM
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bill-e-g
How on EARTH did Vince get them to allow him to wear that Sasquatch outfit?!?!?!

Would it really have been that difficult to try to move on all 4's and act a little like a bear between scenes? I expected to see the ursine character smoking a cigarette between narrator monologues.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 03:56PM
I only got to the part where he gives the sasquatch bear a right cross and goes into the eye-gouging, then turned it off. Good and funny until then...you're supposed to play dead when a bear comes to give you a hug and get a bite to eat. You fight back against mountain lions.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 04:02PM
What?!?!

No. You are suppose to fight back aggressively against Black Bears.

Found this interesting fact:
About 70 percent of human deaths from grizzly bears are from mothers defending cubs, but black bear mothers have not been known to kill anyone in defense of cubs.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 04:27PM
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bill-e-g
What?!?!

No. You are suppose to fight back aggressively against Black Bears.

I've never seen anywhere that you fight a bear. Here is a link that says otherwise...play dead unless the bear keeps biting, then fight back (seems a last resort). I personally would not win a fight with a bear so I just try to stay away. Black bears don't seem to be much of a problem. Last one I saw was in Kings Canyon last month, I walked past him about maybe 15 feet away without either of us noticing each other. I discovered him when he started going after some termites in downed wood. The bear stared at me for about 10 seconds and seemed more curious than anything, then went back to doing what he was doing. I walked away at an accelerated pace...both ankles hurt for a few days...
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 04:34PM
I'm sure he saw you but didn't give a crap.

I give up.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 04:38PM
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 07:32PM
OK, I was at work earlier today and had the volume turned down (for obvious reasons). Just watched the full length one in full stereo surround sound (note sarcasm).

I still think, and have read, that play dead is your first option if a bear decides to come scratch you up and bite you, black or brown bear, doesn't matter. I think "play dead" is the wrong phrase. Better would be "be uninteresting." I'm real good at that.

Entertaining video of the sasquatch bear, though.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 09:00PM
O don't worry I got ya beat on the uninteresting....
Zzzzz
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June 15, 2009 09:06PM
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bill-e-g
O don't worry I got ya beat on the uninteresting....
Zzzzz

At least I don't use any props.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 09:08PM
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Vince
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bill-e-g
O don't worry I got ya beat on the uninteresting....
Zzzzz

At least I don't use any props.

I throw you a bone ... and again... I got no clue what the heck you are talking about.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 09:12PM
It was a reference of stuffed toys. Sometimes I wonder if I'm one.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 09:15PM
Billy-B

Post that picture of the sign that you took when we were going to Eagle Peak..you know...the one that had the Scaredy Bear face in it after the people did what they were instructed to do by the sign: TAKE A STAND...!

Bee Cowboy
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 09:26PM
Chick-on Rules!

He loves the "Flora" and Fauna of Yosemite.
(If you can't figure out the lake with THAT clue... whoop... o boy)

Taken Sunday:
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 09:32PM
could that be Fauna Lake? I'm knew to the parc and don't no two much except there are only 5 Hi Sierra Kamps.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 09:37PM
Mike, you have much to learn. Maybe I can show you around some time.
You must be from C-A-N-A-D-A, eh?
But you'll have to buy me one of those deee-licious burgers at the Toooo-ol-a-meeee Meadows Grill...
very close to the High Sierra... High Sierra.... Highhhhhhhh SierraCamp!
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 09:54PM
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bill-e-g
But you'll have to buy me one of those deee-licious burgers at the Toooo-ol-a-meeee Meadows Grill...

The Yosemite Medical Clinic should open up a branch office next door. The income would eliminate the need to collect any other park fees.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 10:03PM
It IS evil that something that should taste SOOO good, should be SOOO bad for you!!! (what IS IT with the craving for the baddest food in the world after a BP trip???) I could have had some fine looking spaghetti last night, but I opted for a nice greasy pile of fries and a burger on the side!!!

Busy Bee
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 10:10PM
Bee, years ago, and I'm talking decades, one of the pitchers on our high school baseball team said he liked to get sick from booze and barf, because right after you barf, you feel really good.

Doesn't make it right.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 10:12PM
The Pizza Factory has locations in Bishop, Lone Pine, Oakhurst, and Three Rivers, among others.

Also, heading toward Fresno from Kings/Sequoia: Bear Mountain Pizza.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/15/2009 10:17PM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 10:15PM
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szalkowski
The Pizza Factory has locations in Bishop, Lone Pine, Oakhurst, and Three Rivers, among others.

The Sierra Quadrangle. Go in, don't come out.

It's highly possibly to disappear in there.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 16, 2009 05:54PM
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szalkowski
The Pizza Factory has locations in Bishop, Lone Pine, Oakhurst, and Three Rivers, among others.

Try the thick crust at Perry's in Mamoth. Pizza Factory is vile.
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June 15, 2009 10:05PM
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szalkowski
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bill-e-g
But you'll have to buy me one of those deee-licious burgers at the Toooo-ol-a-meeee Meadows Grill...

The Yosemite Medical Clinic should open up a branch office next door. The income would eliminate the need to collect any other park fees.

Wha!?

There wasn't any pushing or shoving to get at the burgers.
Maybe just a little pouting and sniffling by I think an older gentleman.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 10:17PM
MA-jor POUTING!!!

(he ties his shoes funny, too)

Bee Cowboy
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 16, 2009 05:06AM
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bill-e-g
Chick-on Rules!

He loves the "Flora" and Fauna of Yosemite.
(If you can't figure out the lake with THAT clue... whoop... o boy)

Taken Sunday:

Was it a fauna filled trip to floridly flowery lake?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/16/2009 06:12AM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 15, 2009 09:43PM
Spaaaarrrrks on July 4
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 16, 2009 04:08AM
Ok, one more thing.

Since the whole thing is ridiculous anyway.
In the Sierra, if you get attacked by an ursine then you are either:
a) incredibly unlucky
b) had it coming by going into it's tent and attempting to dry hump it
c) see a
d) see b
e) an ursine yourself
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 16, 2009 07:08AM
We saw some freshly squeezed poo de ursa americanus ...
lots of birdys... but no larger critters...

More pictures here if interested in the NW Area of Yosemite.
I can add captions if anyone desires...

http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/Spotted
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 16, 2009 08:11AM
Dale,

I would like you to fess up as to who actually carries the d------- chicken.

Otherwise, thanks for the photos. I amazes me where trees can find a foothold in all that granite.

Jim



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/16/2009 08:12AM by tomdisco.
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 16, 2009 05:56PM
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bill-e-g
We saw some freshly squeezed poo de ursa americanus ...

That's a lot better than the canus lupus poo we saw on the back seat. Glad it wasn't my car!
avatar Re: Bear Attack Survival Video
June 16, 2009 11:03PM
Poor schmo who got stuck sitting in that back seat!!
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June 16, 2009 11:20PM
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Bee
Poor schmo who got stuck sitting in that back seat!!

Somebody was complaining about him kicking her seat too. And there was that gas problem of his...
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