We hear that nonsense all the time, don’t we? Others will say “Ahhh, Black bears are more afraid of you than you are of they. Why carry that extra weight?" Here is just another prime example how that nonsense can get you hurt... or killed. Doesn't happen often ... but then once is enough, huh? http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_new...mping-trip-survives-outhouse-bear-attack?lite That guy is incredibly lucky his partner had a gun and had the ability to use it. Just another reason why you won’t find this child out in the boonies without a heavy caliber handgun, or a rifle. S.M.