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Don't Get Eaten: The Dangers of Animals That Charge and Attack Paperback – May 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Series: Don't
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 1 edition (May 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898869129
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898869125
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 4.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dave Smith is a naturalist and avid outdoorsman who has worked in Yellowstone, Glacier, Denali, and Glacier Bay National Parks. Smith is also the author of Backcountry Bear Basics: The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Unpleasant Encounters.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Angela M. Hey VINE VOICE on March 31, 2005
Format: Paperback
I hope I never have to confront a grizzly bear or a cougar, but given there are grizzly bears near our ski condo and cougars have been seen in a local nature preserve I'm not taking chances.

You probably know the basics of hanging your food in a tree and not letting bears see your cooler in your car. This little book goes way beyond the basics. With a chapter per animal, it explains animal behavior and takes you through your options. You can find out whether a bear is predatory, how to select a campsite and what a cougar does before it pounces. Be careful of those buffalo in Yellowstone - it lists the other parks where you might find them too. It also tells you about javelinas - a risk I had never considered.

There is an excellent section on pepper spray. It has good statistics - like the weight of a moose or the number of people that die of rabies. Your odds of getting eaten alive are pretty low - but why take chances. As it says "Hiking in grizzly country is dangerous and that's all there is to it."

Read this book - the techniques for each animal are different.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 19, 2010
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We are planning a family vacation to a location with several of the animals in this book and have been very pleased by the contents. We've been able to use it as a read aloud, talk about sort of book with our children. Each chapter starts with a possible encounter and in several cases our children thought the thing to do was the exact wrong thing (usually running like mad).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert J. Davidson on January 6, 2009
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My favorite past time.. avoiding being eaten !
Great book, detailed stories..
I will live to review another day...for now.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark LaPointe on August 9, 2009
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About me: Long-time "civilized" camping experience, but a novice to overnight hiking and camping in the wilds where things can tear you up and eat a person. Now...
About this book: I appreciate the brevity and how many different kinds of animals it described. Seems like a good book. I won't know until I'm attacked!
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