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There are a lot of threats to your safety – despite us being the the top of the food chain, there are dozens of other animals that could take us out in an instant! Recognizing this fact, Old Spice recently sent out instructions on how to survive a bear attack to celebrate the launch of their new ‘nature’ themed scents. The scents include body wash, deodorant and body spray in: “Amber“, a very sweet almost blueberry/floral smelling option, “Timber“, a woodsy scent that comes off a little sour (in the way a fresh cut cedar would be), and “Citron“, an obviously lemony fresh scent that is also pretty sweet.

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How to Survive a Bear Attack

You can print the little card they sent us above, or link to the image here. But for those who want to read and process the image, here’s the text on how to survive a bear attack if you’re on a hike and encounter one.

GRIZZLY ENCOUNTERS
  1. Grizzly (Brown) Bears have short round ears, a shoulder hump, measure 6.5ft, weigh 400-800lbs and live in Europe, Asia, Canada, and the US Pacific Northwest.
  2. Always carry bear spray.
  3. If you suspect bears in the area, make noise/talk/sing.
  4. Never leave food on the trail.
  5. If you encounter a Grizzly, walk away slowly. Don’t run. Get your bear spray ready. Spray at a distance of 25 feet. Be as non-threatening as possible, make yourself smaller, avoid eye contact.
  6. If charged, don’t run. Lay on ground and play dead. Protect head and stomach. Wait 10-20 minutes after the bear leaves to get up.
BLACK BEAR ENCOUNTERS
  1. Black Bears have taller ears, no shoulder hump, measure 5ft, weigh between 100-300lbs and live in North America and East Asia. They are NOT always black.
  2. Always carry bear spray.
  3. If you suspect bears in the area, make noise/talk/sing. Additionally have bells attached to your pack.
  4. Never leave food on the trail.
  5. If you encounter a Black bear, don’t run; stand your ground and make yourself look as big as possible. Shout, wave your arms, create a commotion. Never try to climb a tree.
  6. If charged, fight back. Aim for the nose and other sensitive areas. Use rocks or sticks if possible. Let the bear be the first to run.

 

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