Being bear aware is good for both people and bears. Follow the tips in this packable guide to safely hike, camp, and store food and garbage in bear country. Minimize your chance of an encounter, and learn how to handle one should it happen. The author separates the myths from the facts, and gives advice on how to tell the difference between an offensive and defensive encounter. Special precautions for mountain bikers, photographers, and people working in the backcountry are also included.