How to Deal With Bears When Camping

Learn how to deal with bears while camping and boondocking, including how to use bear spray, and how to keep bears away from your camp.


Do I Need Bear Spray for Camping?

If you plan to visit an area where bears exist, then you may need bear spray for camping. If you plan to camp in an area where grizzly bear are known to live, then absolutely you will need bear spray. Even if you are visiting an area...


Do I Have to Worry About Bears When Boondocking?

No, you will not have to worry about bears when boondocking. Stories of bears attacking campers are overblown by movies and television shows for dramatic effect. Grizzly bear attacks occur in Alaska and Canada, and very rare in the Lower 48...