I'm reading Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods" again (getting ready for summer). He has an entire chapter devoted to bears - I can relate as I ran into a one on the AT while out with a group of 8th graders in 2006. I will never forget when that bear gently clawed open the tent to get to the jolly ranchers that the kids had taken into the tent with them (rather than putting in the bear bag). I think we ended up losing a couple of backpacks as well. Anyway, a good read. I'm working on booking some summer shows, if you know of any, or would like to host one, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.