Excellent information.....

Mostly when considering what "an emergency" is, it doesnt involve encounters with wildlife.

But if you have ever had a close encounter with a bear...you know that at any point if you don't do the right thing, it could become an emergency quickly.  The link below to basics on avoiding encounters or problems with bears, comes courtesy of Bearsmart- practical information with explanations that can help keep you safe. Here inthe West Kootenay, it is very apppropriate, particularly this year. (!).