Bears are a symbol of the freedom and majesty of the wilderness, but it also reminds us of the dangers lurking in the wild places we love. Those who have awoken in the night to the sounds of huffing and snorting outside their tent know the feeling of true terror. Sometimes we imagine these sounds, but other times they are indeed signs of an inquisitive bear inspecting your camp. Armed with the proper equipment and knowledge you can sleep safely and still observe these majestic animals.
A bear that enters a camp and is positively rewarded with human food will likely continue to seek out human settlements in search of more.
Bears are intelligent and curious animals, as well as opportunistic feeders with a strong sense of smell. They will often inspect human camps, and may even rummage inside looking for last night’s dinner leftovers. Unfortunately, a 1,500-pound Kodiak Grizzly Bear can do a lot of damage to a camp, or even threaten its human inhabitants.
A bear that enters a camp and is positively rewarded with human food will likely continue to seek out human settlements in search of more. These bears quickly lose their fear of humans and become a danger to themselves and people. The opposite is also true; by protecting a camp bears learn to associate human settlement negatively and avoid them.
By taking a few simple steps, we can protect our camp and sleep easily after a long day in the wilderness.
Luckily, by taking a few simple steps, we can protect our camp and sleep easily after a long day in the wilderness. Portable electric bear fences are highly effective at preventing bears from entering your camps, both at night and when you are off exploring during the day. Electric fencing works by delivering a painful, but harmless shock to inquisitive bears. The short burst of low amperage, high voltage electricity sends bears fleeing from the area. The fence is safe for both animals and humans.
Our most portable electric fence, the Electra-Netting can be set-up in as little as 30 minutes. Electric Bear Fences are versatile and can be used to protect camps, cook areas, fish gutting stations, cabins, meat caches, and smoke houses. These affordable and effective products can be the difference between a successful stay in the wilderness or a terrifying encounter with one of North America’s largest land predators.
Eliminate worry by securing your camp today. You’ll also be doing your part to keep bears wild and ensure that you will enjoy their presence for years to come.