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    There are some inconsistencies in the various...

    There are some inconsistencies in the various accounts I've seen. I regret and apologize for having written what I did.
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    It was my understanding (from news accounts I'd...

    It was my understanding (from news accounts I'd heard) at the time I posted that that he was still alive when they took him off the mountain. The newly posted article confirms that was the case.
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    If you were one of the people who declined to...

    If you were one of the people who declined to help and you're reading this, please post your picture here. That way we'll know not to interfere in your adventure if we find you lying on the trail...
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    Donewithit. :D

    Donewithit. :D
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    A sound approach to the boars. They are nothing...

    A sound approach to the boars. They are nothing to fool around with.
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    My wife just walked in reading this quote from...

    My wife just walked in reading this quote from one of our favorite authors:

    "Black bears rarely attack. But here’s the thing. Sometimes they do. All bears are agile, cunning and immensely strong,...
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    A timely reminder. I once watched a very...

    A timely reminder. I once watched a very experienced conservation coordinator take a tumble on rocks she had traversed daily for a decade. A few minutes later I did the same, a bit farther down the...
  8. This point has been discussed ad nauseum in the...

    This point has been discussed ad nauseum in the various threads on this matter. There is no list and there is no minimum degree of negligence. Fish and Game is not the final arbiter of negligence,...
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    When I was a kid in Minnesota, there was a bounty...

    When I was a kid in Minnesota, there was a bounty on wolves. The first one I saw was lying dead in a farmer's yard. Fishers were the stuff of legends, and I never met anyone who had seen one until I...
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    This article from 2011 pretty much sums up the...

    This article from 2011 pretty much sums up the state of things:

    Study of Black Bears Finds It’s Not the Mamas That Should Be Feared the Most
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    Herrero's original edition cites four cases where...

    Herrero's original edition cites four cases where people were injured (six people in all) by female black bears with cubs. Does he report more later?

    FWIW, to my knowledge this is the closest the...
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    The risk of harm from a charging black bear...

    The risk of harm from a charging black bear mother has been shown to be negligible.

    This is from an earlier edition of Herrero's work. Maybe Doug or someone else can provide the updated reference....
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    This is a recent, classic example of what...

    This is a recent, classic example of what triggers an attack by a surprised brown/grizzly and how to survive it.

    Woman mauled by brown bear on Cordova hiking trail describes attack
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    A surprised black bear is virtually never a...

    A surprised black bear is virtually never a dangerous bear, even a sow with cubs that takes a run at you.

    A dangerous black bear is a bear that made up its mind to eat you while you were unaware...
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    I've used it on a boonie style hat to good...

    I've used it on a boonie style hat to good effect. Haven't tried it yet on anything else, but this week's weather and this thread will probably motivate more trials.
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    Bear bag: What you use to keep your food safe...

    Bear bag: What you use to keep your food safe from squirrels until the bear shows up.
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    And the load carried and the terrain traversed....

    And the load carried and the terrain traversed. Some "hiking" is far closer to "walking" in terms of the challenges presented.
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    Limmer Ultra-Lights weigh 3.5 pounds a pair and...

    Limmer Ultra-Lights weigh 3.5 pounds a pair and nobody was ever burdened wearing them. Limmer Light-Weights similarly weigh 3.5 pounds per pair and many, many hikers and backpackers swear by them,...
  19. Years of bushwhacking at night with a pack...

    Years of bushwhacking at night with a pack probably played a role in the arthritis I now experience. And in keeping me sound in mind. :)
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    This guy: Thomas Masland...

    This guy: Thomas Masland
  21. You might have to sign up for deals on STP to get...

    You might have to sign up for deals on STP to get the insane discount. I got notice of the 70% off via an email from them.

    Try this, it "might" work:
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  22. Insane deal TODAY ONLY on Madshus Annum skis (fka Karhu XCD Guide)

    Sierra Trading Post has a one-day 70% off deal that I just used on a pair of Madshus Annums that were already marked down. These were formerly marketed in the U.S. as the Karhu XCD Guide. In a week...
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    This picture is why I became a dog handler and...

    This picture is why I became a dog handler and not a ground pounder. If you look closely, you can see their arms lengthening, while their teeth are slowly ground down and another part of their...
  24. But only if he promises to shoot in large format.

    But only if he promises to shoot in large format.
  25. Umbagog. And Umbagog. And, oh yeah, Umbagog. (But...

    Umbagog. And Umbagog. And, oh yeah, Umbagog. (But keep an eye on the wind.)


    These guys seem to have had a good time:

    Daredevil canoeists tempt fate on Umbagog Lake
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