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Survival: Bears Stories

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Ask a Bear: Will You Climb to Get My Food?

How far will you go to get my food? If I hang my food on a thin line strung between two trees, there's no way you could climb it to get my food, right?

Book Excerpt: Aftermath of a Bear Attack

In an excerpt from his new memoir, Young Widower, John W. Evans recalls the night his wife was killed by a bear in Romania and confronts his own grief.

Chart of Death: Bad News Bears

in 2012, the National Park Service reported 933 bear-human confrontations. See which types of bear encounters are the most common and where, then learn how to avoid them.

The Truth About Bears: The Skills

Learn how to stay safe in bear country from myth-busting biologist Tom Smith. By Ted Alvarez

The Truth About Bears: The Mystery

Grizzlies vanished from North Cascades National Park five decades ago. Or did they? Our scout joins the search for Washington's elusive mountain ghosts. By Ted Alvarez

Special Report: The Truth About Bears

You love them. You fear them. And you misunderstand them. See more bears and learn about the surprising new thinking around hiker safety in this complete guide. By Ted Alvarez

Myths About Bears

What's true and what's false when it comes to bear behavior.

Survival: Recognize Grizzly Behavior

Hard-won-lessons and tips about grizzly bears from the front lines of survival.

Rip and Live: Learn to Survive a Bear Attack

With 1 million bears roaming North America, chances are pretty good that you'll cross paths with one of them at some point. To make every encounter safe, from grizzly bears to black bears, bone up on bruin identification and etiquette.

Ask A Bear: Electric Fence As Deterrent?

Our resident bruin expert answers all your questions in our weekly feature, 'Ask A Bear.'

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