Posted 1/15/2019 6:47 PM (GMT -8)
Thank you for that article - aside from your personal story, which is the stuff for a major motion picture - it is hands down the best summary of the many existing and emerging treatments out there today. I really enjoyed the bear story. I was off-trail bushwhacking on conservation land this afternoon scouting areas where invasive bittersweet and barberry need to be attacked, and young white pines need to be cut back etc. Because I was alone and off trail I was thinking of black bears and coyotes, figuring they would hear me first if they were around and leave me alone, though also hoping the whistle around my neck would make me sufficiently scary if I surprised anything that didn't welcome my company.
My best wishes to you and Mindy.