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How To Survive a Bear Attack

Watch more Disaster Survival & Worst-Case Scenarios videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to survive a bear attack, just in case Smokey turns on you someday. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Reverse direction If you've already had your head ripped off during a bear encounter, we probably can't help you. However, if the bear has not yet ripped off your head because you saw him first, off in the distance, you should slowly and quietly begin walking in the opposite direction until he's out of sight. Then calmly stay put for about a half hour. Tip While you're waiting, sing, talk, or make some noise. Also, now is not the time for a smelly, bear-enticing snack! Step 2: Walk noisily With the coast clear, resume your walk. But make noise so the bear knows you're around. The truth is, that bear doesn't want to run into you, either. Step 3: Avoid eye contact Uh, oh. Despite your best efforts, Smokey The Bear's evil twin is suddenly standing in front of you, calmly considering his options. First off, do not make eye contact. The bear will take it as a direct challenge to his authority, and he will rip your head off. Step 4: Slowly back away Back away slowly while speaking in a soft voice. Tip Right about now would be a good time to make a deal with God. Step 5: Don't flee Holy crap, the bear is charging. Do not run! He will chase you down and rip your head off. Instead, stand perfectly still. If he stops his charge, slowly back away again, speaking softly. Step 6: Play dead If the bear attacks, protect your head with your arms, curl up in a fetal position, and pretend you're dead. Or try hitting him directly in the nose. Some experts think a quick punch works better than submissiveness. Step 7: Have pepper spray next time Next time, don't go into the woods without bear repellent pepper spray. Just be sure to familiarize yourself with its proper use. Did You Know? You are more likely to be struck by lightning than mauled by a bear.
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