That is assuming one is standing next to a vehicle. In the US, in 90% of places, we do not have to retreat when faced with a deadly threat.Quite often, wild or aggressive dog attacks can be thwarted by a closed car door, even back in the USA.
Bears? Not so easily.
How obtuse is this going to get? Yes, one would need to be standing near a vehicle to enter it.That is assuming one is standing next to a vehicle. In the US, in 90% of places, we do not have to retreat when faced with a deadly threat.
Bear spray also works on dogs when the situation dictates.
If you make a serious effort to camp clean, store food properly, and keep a general awareness of bear safety, you may never find yourself in that situation.Interesting read guys, keep this going! I have yet to car/trailer camp in bear country so I definitely need to be schooled on how to keep everything stored correctly, good info, I love animals so I would hate to ever have to use lethal force (not that I even own lethal force outside of a bladed weapon) but if push comes to shove and I'm about to die, I will take a law charge any day
That and avoiding campsites that have problem bears, it is pretty easy to determine. Get out of your vehicle and take a walk around look for bears sign and garbage. If you find either move on or accept you may have a variety of late night visitors.If you make a serious effort to camp clean, store food properly, and keep a general awareness of bear safety, you may never find yourself in that situation.
You pack up and move to another spot?If a bear or whatever threatens me or mine to the point where I fear we may be harmed or our equipment is going to be torn up and we are in a remote area taking all the usual precautions you should follow to deter said intruder...... then there is only one option left...... guess what!
Only if you are able to convince the bear that if he gives you time that you will pack everything up and move out, and that is assuming that it is just about territory. If he means to eat you than he may not care if you are willing to pack up and leave.You pack up and move to another spot?
Did i win?