Montana Forest Service's Todd Orr was attacked by the same grizzly twice during a hike in early fall.
Casey Anderson was giving a video crew a demonstration on best practices for using bear spray. As if cue, a mother grizzly charged the group. Lucky for them, Anderson was prepared.
Colorado's Stanley Hotel had an uninvited guest this week.
BACKPACKER Skills Editor Corey Buhay is here to help you master grizzly country's most essential safety gear.
Watch as a skunk fends off a hungry cougar
When things go sideways around one of nature's biggest, strongest predators, a canister of bear spray can be your best friend.
It's like they say: You don't have to outrun the bear, you just have to outrun your friend. Escape from a bear attack with these sneaky tricks.
Would you resort to cannibalism if your life depended on it? A shocking number of our readers said "yes." Our expert shows you how to do the unthinkable.
Learn how to get down safely when you've climbed into a dangerous position.
Broken a bone in the backcountry? Here's how to make a splint with what's right in your pack.
Hypothermia can set in in as little as 30 minutes--and can kill. Here's your plan of action if your partner is suffering from the symptoms.
Got duct tape? You can make a quick pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from harm.
Learn to build an emergency shelter with the materials around you in a couple of simple steps.
Use this technique to sharpen your knife with nothing but a rock.
Wind can destroy your fire or create a serious forest fire hazard. Here's how to windproof it.
A lot of unexpected things burn long and hot enough to get your fire going. Here are six that you can make at home and pack with you.
Learn the right way to site, start, maintain, and extinguish a low-impact fire.
Only one match left? Here's how to get a campfire going.
Put this backpacking-favorite libation to work in getting a fire going.
Boiling water is a guaranteed way to purify it, but in a survival situation, you probably won’t have a pot and stove. Here’s how to heat your water with just a plastic bag and a fire.
One couple's harrowing escape from a predatory bear.
Think a Snickers bar can hold your weight? Our man puts desperate-times deaden to the test.
Be prepared for backcountry accidents with this lightweight, DIY kit.