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Bear Safety in Alaska

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Bear Safety in Alaska

This will become our new Top Question for Alaska, with current links.

Everything you wanted to know about bear safety from state of Alaska bear experts:

www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm…

http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/safety/bears.htm

nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/bear-safety.htm

denali101.com/denalinationalpark/bear_safety…

alaskaoutdoorjournal.com/References/beartips…

www.alaska.org/advice/alaska-bear-safety

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1. Re: Bear Safety in Alaska

Excellent denalicat - thanks so much! :)

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2. Re: Bear Safety in Alaska

Thank you........ Didn't we have one before though? Have you updated the info?

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3. Re: Bear Safety in Alaska

The hyperlinks on the old thread were no longer valid.

Edited: 13 April 2014, 00:02
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4. Re: Bear Safety in Alaska

Good info in this thread.

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5. Re: Bear Safety in Alaska

Guys, this might be a stupid question but our Swedish bears don't come around people much, they avoid people as much as they can.

There is actually one thing I am wondering about and couldn't find it in all these bear safety threads. It does make sense that no deodorant, perfume, etc should be used. No toothpaste, food, soap and so on left in the open. However, if one is backpacking around AK for 4-5 weeks, the clothes, towels (and perhaps other stuff) in the backpack might have a slight deo / detergent / fabric softener / soap / whatever else smell from the stuff that has been in there earlier even if all that has been taken out. Is that acceptable or should that backpack still be put in some bear-safe storage? E.g. at the campsite in Denali?

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If the backpack has been washed and everything in it is well wrapped, it should pass the test.

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Thanks Etrefal :-)

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8. Re: Bear Safety in Alaska

I would add that one should never leave, in any circumstance, anything that smells anything in the tent.. I would use Bear safe storage if available, and if not, use a rope to hoyst my pack way up. National Parks and Bearsmart websites are up to date on bear safety.

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