Get Your Rocks On
When camping in bear country, take no food into your tent. Hang a pack containing all edibles at least 10 feet off the ground from a rope strung between two trees. Put pebbles in a couple of clean metal cooking utensils, and place them a stone's throw from your tent. Place a pile of throwing-size rocks within reach of your sleeping bag. If a bear awakens you by rattling the utensils, go on the offensive. Shout and throw rocks at the bear. Most bears, finding nothing to eat, will leave if threatened.
Saved by a Mirror
Whether you are in a boat or hiking in remote country, a pocket-size mirror can be a lifesaver in many critical situations. Use it to flash sunlight toward distant sources of assistance when you need to signal distress and draw attention to your location. Any small mirror will be helpful, but the polished metal mirrors sold in camping-supply stores are more durable than glass mirrors.
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