Perimeter security against Undead Ninja Polar Bears


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Glamdring
September 16, 2004, 06:09 PM
http://www.dpc.dk/Res&Log/ProjectPlanner/Safety/Wildlife1.html
http://www.dpc.dk/Res&Log/ProjectPlanner/Safety/Wildlife2.html
http://www.dpc.dk/Res&Log/ProjectPlanner/Safety/Wildlife3.html

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I saw a PBS show where they were camping on a little island in the great north (of Norway/Sweden) and they used a nifty trip wire with what they called trip flares (more of big firecracker, didn't see any flare when they tripped one).

They also showed basic rifle use and safety rules including having empty shamber with bolt open when in town (so others could see chamber empty).

Did a few quick searches and found the above links. Also note the Chili alarm as a supplement to the trip wires.

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Cosmoline
September 16, 2004, 06:26 PM
The great Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen had a better idea. When he and Johansen were hunkered down on an isolated arctic island in a small cave, ploar bears would come by, smell the seal fat and try to claw their way in. Nansen simply shot them, butchered them, and ate them. Nansen and Johansen stand in history as probably the only arctic or antarctic explorers to have GAINED WEIGHT while on their expedition.

horge
September 17, 2004, 06:43 AM
I seem to recall an issue of National Geographic about a North Pole expedition where they dispatched an approaching polar bear with multiple shots from a .44 Magnum. Maybe I have the gun wrong. I remember the bear as having been described as lost and hungry ---it was simply too far north to find any food.

Anybody remember this? It was a special issue --something like the centennary (of NGS) issue.

Lone Star
September 17, 2004, 10:45 AM
horge-

Yes. It was a four-inch barrelled Model 29 S&W. The explorer was Norwegian, I think. And letters to the editor at ,"National Geographic" made it clear that many readers are softheaded aniti-gun, anti-hunting idiots whose liberal bias didn't extend to the explorer's right of self defense against a known dangerous animal.

Peter Hjortberger, president of the excellent Swedish knife company, Fallkniven, just posted on www.knifeforums.com (scroll down to the Fallkniven forum) that brown bears are getting too common in northern Sweden, and that parents no longer let their kids wander casually around. He has begun hunting moose with a 9.3X62mm instead of the 6.5X55mm that he used to use, in part due to concern about bears.

Lone Star

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