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Bear Safety

Do not cook or store food in or near your shelter. Hang food and anything with strong odors (toothpaste, bug repellent, soap, etc.) out of the reach of bears, if possible (at least ten feet above the ground and five feet from the tree trunk). Avoid taking odorous foods (they attract bears) and keep food smells off …

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Avalanche Safety

Most victims trigger their own avalanche. Be aware of your surroundings. Watch for evidence of sliding, snow sluffs – small slides indicating avalanche danger, avalanche chutes or slides where trees have been torn away, or snow debris at the bottom of a slope indicating previous avalanches. Keep track of the weather. The first 24 hours after …

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