1. Bears are in starvation mode this time of year, getting reading for hibernation. I bet he just went, “holy fucking shit!” when he got in there.

  2. I’m currently a couple of seasons into Northern Exposure, and that show along with this video make me want to visit rural Alaska really bad. Then I remember the people there actually put sarah palin in office by popular election, and I realize the fantasy is better than the reality.

    1. well, the good news is that the entire state has a population roughly the size of Milwaukee, and it’s a big-ass state in terms of square miles, so if you do it right, you won’t run into too many people.

  3. As posted near Cranbrook BC:

    Due to the frequency of human-bear encounters, the BC Fish and Wildlife branch is advising hikers, hunters, fisherman and any persons that use the out-of-doors in a recreational or work related function to take extra precautions while in the field.
    We advise the outdoorsman to wear little noisy bells on clothing so as to give advance warning to any bears that might be close by so you don’t take them by surprise.
    We also advise anyone using the out-of-doors to carry “Pepper Spray” with him in case of an encounter with a bear.
    Outdoorsmen should also be on the watch for fresh bear activity, and be able to tell the difference between black bear feces and grizzly bear feces. Black bear feces is smaller and contains lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear shit has bells in it and smells like pepper.


    1. A friend of mine was getting ready to go fly fishing on the Kenai peninsula in Alaska last summer. He mentioned to a coworker that he had bought a .45 and a chest holster, so he could have it on him while in the river in case a grizzly found him and became aggressive. His coworker told him to be sure to file off the barrel sights, and he asked why. “So it doesn’t hurt when the bear shoves it up your ass,” said the coworker.

      1. I’ve thought about getting a wilderness job. It’s one of the few ways to be legally permitted to carry a handgun in Canada (aside from driving armored cars or joining the police) I heard of one guy (a land surveyor) who got an Authorization To Carry that was limited to “the mountains of British Columbia”. Well BC is just about entirely mountains. That license should damn near have been printed on gold paper, because it’s as rare as Willy Wonka’s magic tickets.

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