Here is a skill you might need while hiking in the Mountains here in Montana:
HOW TO ESCAPE FROM A BEAR
1 - Lie still and quiet.
2 - Stay where you are and do not climb a tree to escape a bear.
3 - If you are lying still and the bear attacks, strike back with anything you can.
What to Do if You See a Bear
- Make your presence known by talking loudly, clapping, singing...
- Keep children close at hand...
- There is no guaranteed minimum safe distance from a bear: the farther, the better.
- If you are in a car, remain in your vehicle...
Read the whole article on pages 50 - 53 of "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook" by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht.