Originally posted by CookieMonster09
Bears can't survive bullets last I heard...
the plan? Not run away to survive
, but run away to subdue nature
with bullets and the same old "me first" mentality
that is ruining the USA?
Yes, bullets will kill a bear, if you have time to aim, if you're damned lucky
and a damned good shot
. But, in my experience in the
Pacific and Inland Northwest, you don't always have time to aim
when danger looms.
I mean, I've had a goddamned moose in rut step out in the trail right in front of me, with no warning. For those who don't know, a moose in rut
will scare the hell out of a kodiak grizzly
, nevermind a tiny little human. When megafauna
starts chasing you, you'd better have
your wits about you, because a gun
isn't going to save your ass.
In my case, I jumped off a cliff and climbed down a blue spruce to escape the moose.
Point is, you've gotta use three-dimensional thinking to survive in the wilderness — your linear, two-dimensional, A+B=C routines are not
going to save you. And that's why I maintain that the majority
of those who flee into the hills seeking refuge from social meltdown are going
to end up as buzzard and worm food.
— Doc Velocity