Hmm, folks quoting statistics about bee stings. Well, the numbers they spout may be true. So yea, there aren't all that many bear attacks per year. And, I guess you can take comfort in that. RIGHT UP TO THE TIME YOU BECOME ONE OF THE STATISTICS. Hey, it's gotta happen to somebody, right. Seriously though, if all I had was a .45 acp, I'd take it along. If I could afford something better I'd get that. Either way I hope you enjoy the trip. Alaska is some pretty country, and as long as you aren't in one of the areas inundated with mosquitos this time of year, it should be a very pleasant trip.