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Some Canadians would play Metallica to scare off a bear, can't pitch a tent

May 03, 2022

When it comes to the great outdoors, a new survey has found Canadians’ camping competency is lacking.

Scouts Canada asked 1,000 Canadians about a series of camping basics like pitching a tent and wildlife awareness and found most respondents were stumped.

Asked what to do if they encounter a black bear in the woods, nearly a quarter chose to do the wrong thing. Many say they would run, or stare directly into the bear’s eyes to scare them. Others said they would attack the bear first, which experts say is an extremely dangerous idea.


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