Re: Go chase the bear off
Survival in the wilderness requires the ability to quickly assess all dangers and to select a course of action that will result in the highest probably of minimizing personal damage. The choice of facing a hungry bear unarmed or an increasingly irritated wife was a relatively easy decision, the way I saw it. The bear might run off or at worst it would bite and claw me for about a minute or two and then after a few weeks I would be out of the hospital and have some great scars to showoff and a good story about fighting a bear. If I stayed in the tent I faced torture and emasculation for the rest of my life because my wife would go out and chase off the bear and then every time we were out with friends or at a party and I got to swapping stories she would smile sweetly and say “Honey, why don’t you tell your friends the funny story about the night the bear came into our camp”. There was little doubt in my mind that staying in the tent was going to be extremely painful.
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club