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posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 08:45 AM
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originally posted by: DrumsRfun
I am a Canadian who camps in bear country on a regular basis.

There is a product called bear bangers.
It makes a shotgun sound and is VERY loud.
www.mec.ca...

Bear spray is also good if they get close...it will spray about 9 meters and you can get that at almost any outdoors shop.

Leave no food out when you sleep and if possible...set up another camp away from your camp for cooking and eating.

We also use bear barrels
www.wildernesssupply.ca...

Good luck in your travels.


I've never heard of bear bangers i must look into this! I plan to live in the Wilderness for 2 mths during Winter, i need to prepare for that. Thankyou i appreciate your input Drums!




posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 08:46 AM
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a reply to: awareness10

Yup, I shot them all. My youtube channel even has a video of an open stope I inspected a km underground.
The lighting isnt the greatest. I had to rig some cheap-o LED lights on my drone. The lighting system I know have for it, lights up the room as if it was day light. I will be adding a few of those videos soon.



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

Awesome! Breath taking. Canada is one of the most beautiful Countries in the World!



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 08:48 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

Sweet cant wait to see it! I'm looking for footage of the only rain forest in Canada brb!



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 08:53 AM
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a reply to: awareness10

Winter is easy for bears....they sleep during winter so not much to worry about,unless you're in the Arctic.
Good luck.





posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

Here's the lynn canyon bridge, it's awesome.




posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: DrumsRfun

hehe yes indeed. I don't worry about bears much, it's the deer that run through town and try to attack people, in the past 4 yrs they've gone mad!
edit on 9/21/2016 by awareness10 because: keyboard



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 08:59 AM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: ThePeaceMaker


Probably the best advice that you are going to get, better than from the stock-answer arm-chair expert, is to wait to make your inquiries to the folks that actually live in the area you will be visiting.

Aliensun, not that other replies haven't been helpful but your reply makes complete sense. Prior to actually going to Canada me and my friend will be researching the area we are in so when we get to the location we will also talk to the locals



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:01 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: ThePeaceMaker
a reply to: intrptr thanks Intrptr I have very slightly knowledge of bears one of them was what you said not to startle them which I have no intention of. I was more asking for input in case we did come across one.

I was asking in a 'what if scenario' what if we did come across a bear.

You say about making noise I've heard stories of people wearing bells around the legs which obviously will make noise when walking

That might startle them, or raise their curiosity. Their hearing is sufficient, if you just walk and talk a little loudly, they will hear you coming. Then you'll miss seeing them as they will leave rather than run into you, too.

Situational awareness.



Makes sense I suppose

I can talk loudly I've always been told I have a loud voice hah although I'd like to see a bear (from a distance) I'd be happy if I didn't see one at the same time


Situational Awareness I agree



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: awareness10

Oh ya, ive heard of that place. I forgot that it is actually considered a rain forest in B.C

Im uploading a video of a crew from B.C we hired to scale the loose rock from our open pit.
Ill post shortly



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:03 AM
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O.P,
Where are you going to be headed to anyway?



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:04 AM
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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
a reply to: ThePeaceMaker

Here's a link that I think is quite informative.
Center for Wildlife

Good luck and have fun! Hope you take lots of pictures and come back and share them.

P.S. Whatever you do, DO NOT watch the movie Backcountry beforehand! I'm an avid hiker and it unsettled me and I am just here in the Southern Appalachian Plateau/Smoky Mountains of the US.


Thanks I'll check out your link when I get home from work
and if the trip plans out right I'll definitely share my pics. just describing where you are 'Southern Appalachian Plateau/Smoky Mountains of the US' that already sounds amazing, would love to visit the Indian lands and Great Plains of the US



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: ThePeaceMaker

Go in winter. Bears hybernate. They'll all be sleeping.



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:07 AM
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originally posted by: DrumsRfun
I am a Canadian who camps in bear country on a regular basis.

There is a product called bear bangers.
It makes a shotgun sound and is VERY loud.
www.mec.ca...

Bear spray is also good if they get close...it will spray about 9 meters and you can get that at almost any outdoors shop.

Leave no food out when you sleep and if possible...set up another camp away from your camp for cooking and eating.

We also use bear barrels
www.wildernesssupply.ca...

Good luck in your travels.


Hey Drums thanks for the reply, the spray and bear bangers are they available for anyone to buy? Also when returning to the UK if I were still to have bear bangers or spray is there somewhere I can dispose of them
edit on 21-9-2016 by ThePeaceMaker because: Spelling



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:08 AM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
O.P,
Where are you going to be headed to anyway?


Me and my friend are looking at a place called Banff just outside Calgary

Edit: loving the videos btw

edit on 21-9-2016 by ThePeaceMaker because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: ThePeaceMaker

Yes they are available to anyone above 18.
When you don't want them anymore....just give them away to someone,don't try to board a plane with the bear bangers.



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: ThePeaceMaker

ohhhh.
Ya thats a different story than ontario.
There are Grizzleys in Banff. Not trying to scare you what so ever.
Banff is amazing. You really do have to be careful there. Lots of different wild life.

calgaryherald.com...



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:16 AM
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originally posted by: DrumsRfun
a reply to: ThePeaceMaker

Yes they are available to anyone above 18.
When you don't want them anymore....just give them away to someone,don't try to board a plane with the bear bangers.


Ha trust me that's the last thing I'd do when boarding an aircraft



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:17 AM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: ThePeaceMaker

ohhhh.
Ya thats a different story than ontario.
There are Grizzleys in Banff. Not trying to scare you what so ever.
Banff is amazing. You really do have to be careful there. Lots of different wild life.

calgaryherald.com...


Don't worry you haven't scared me in fact I read that exact same article a couple of days ago. All that grizzly wanted to do was go for walkies with the hikers haha



posted on Sep, 21 2016 @ 09:18 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: ThePeaceMaker

Go in winter. Bears hybernate. They'll all be sleeping.


I did think this but I also thought that Canadian winters can be harsh, we didn't want to bring extra kit especially as we would be carrying quite a bit already. But maybe winter may be the best option in which case we will look into taking winter gear which we have anyway




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