RV Life: How to stay safe in bear country

WASHINGTON — “OMG it’s back! What do you do when they won’t leave?” This was a text message I received from a friend who was boondocking with her husband and dog near Mount Shasta in Northern California on their way north to Alaska. A young black bear had woken them during the night and scratched up their truck while they were sleeping in their trailer.

They had shouted and scared it off, but now, during the daylight, it had returned and was once again trying to get in their truck. “I feel like we are being watched!” The only answer I had to give them was to leave that campsite and let the ranger know about the little bear when they could.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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