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“Here in Quebec, ther have been two bearattacks in a week. In the first one, north of Montreal, an 18 year-old man was badly gored and is still in hospital. Yesterday (Sunday) a man was attacked and killed while working outside his hunting cabin, preparing for opening day. His son shot the bear. Hmmmmm, sorta puts a fresh face on the outdoors, doesn't it?”
“YAY for the bear!”
“In the US, 900 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents last week...kinda puts a different spin on coming out of the woods.
“300 people died of ifected in grown toenail last week.kind of makes you think about proper toe nail triming”
“Sucks that happened to those folks. Bears are such neat animals... it's sad because the attacks are all most people read about bears, and they opt to watch "Friends" instead of a really well done bear documentary on the Discovery Channel. Sigh....”
“When i lived in Fairbanks, Alaska i had a friend who lived outside of town who had his dogs slaughtered by a bear that tried breaking into his house.”
“bears are very amazing animals.yet sometimes they attack people.maybe we need to rethink our bear ideas in general.for the most part our bear friends realy do want to live in peace with us.however it has been said there's always a bad one in the bunch.this may be true but you have to look at it from the bears prospective.it's their earth also their woods , their mountains and their streams.lets all consider this the next time we hear one of these attack stories.”
“You lived in Fairbanks spirit? We were there 1992-1999.
That story sounds like an episode out on Chena Hot Springs Road.”
“anybody seen the American Express ad with jerry Seinfeld. Pretty funny. He's watching bears on video while they cavort around his campsite.”
“more bears will make a better world if we live in harmany with the big preditor”
“i hate football.......”
“next time you meet a bear give it a hug or sing it a short song.”
“they love bear hugs....”
“however you veiw the bear.make sure you understand the bear.the bear is one of are most important allies in the war on honeyand god only knows all the stings they have recieved in this battle.yet we look down on them just as we onced looked down on pooh the bear for getting hisself stuck in that tree so long ago.”
“i haaaaaaaate footballlllllll”
“hey stratdewd, move to New Mexico and you won't have to worry about football. But you'll have some great mountains!”
“carl perkens once a great bear lover was known to his pal jim to hug the mighty grizzly.”
“bear or beer that is the question”
“why treat a bear as a outsider envite the bear in to your home get to know the bear.”
“and just remeber to approach a bear like a good old friend and there sould not be a problem”
“Troll, I mean, uh, Tick, I can see you have given this a lot of thought...may you enjoy many close encounters with bears, as soon as possible. Let us know how it goes.”
“lol path, but then i'd have to worry about bears!”
“it would not be the first and whats a troll fritzy”
“ok sorry shoot the bear thats all better”
oh geesh tick...
“now you've done it! just hang around, you'll see what a troll is to these people...lol. just trust me though....DON'T ASK!”
“i was just haven a little fun sorry”
Aunt Lucy says
“Please take good care of this bear”
“i still love those bears though”
Here is another.
Hunter attacked by mommy bear. Dad killed bear with one arrow. It was a black not a griz. These were archery hunters so they were not likely to be making noise and where probably in full camouflage with face paint. Mommy bears don’t like surprises.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and arm Bears, shall not be infringed.”
“I like to slather honey and peanut butter on fellow backpackers tents when they go to sleep. That way they can have a good bear story when they go back home.”
“very funny strick
note to self, never backpack with strick!!
or hide all forms of smelly stuff.
yeah for the bears!”
“so you're opposed to the idea?”
“dad was attacked son shot the bear good shot he made”
“i read in backpacker magazine that it may be helpful to put mothballs around camp to ward off bears and other unwanted critters....”
“The Year of the Bear...see how our stocks are falling (humans too!!).”
Wha'cha got against moths? And them havin'their equipment?
See "It's not only Women"thread Hee Hee!”
“'Sides that, don't think them teeny things would keep nuthin' away - 'ceptin maybe some other moths ya aint caught yet.”
“If these guys are running around with honey spread on thier... 'climbing picks'... and then don't put out. No wonder the bear gets pissed!”
“tick - we ALL love the bears.”
“Talk about bear attacks! Check out what the Russian bears have figured out how to do! Now that's some scary sheeyat!”
“Did you look at some of the other stories listed there? I think that is the Russian equivalent of the National Enquirer.”
You know Pravda has been printing a lot of UFO stories lately too. I guess they took a lesson from the western tabloid media.”
“No fair posting while I'm typing!”
“Who cares! It's still a fun read!”
“Pravda means truth.
Pravda was the official communist newspaper, along with Izvestia.”
The link below leads to an image that is very graphic. Do not click on this link if you are unprepared to have a disturbing image stay with you for quite some time.
This image shows a man who was somewhat eaten by a black bear in Idaho. Pass on this if in doubt. It can wreck your day, but it serves as a sobering reminder that black bears aren't cute. They're wild beasts.
Black Bear Attack
The bear was captured and destroyed.”
“WOW! That is intense! I wonder what his deal was, like did he #&%!$ up and eat some BBQ before he hit the trail or what? Damn way to go. Almost makes ya want to give up BPing! (not!). Do not click on it if you can't take some serious #&%!$! Very sobering and mabe a reminder about how to keep your #&%!$ together in the backcountry! Thanks!”
“Do several sets of pushups every day for 3 months before your trip and youll be able to kick any bare's ass.”
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