So I plan to be at the Russian the first week of August and I will be wandering around for a week chasing reds and maybe trout. I have been researching my trip and feel like I know where to go and what to do, but this is one topic I haven't resolved. Should I bring a pistol or get bear spray or just be bear aware, make plenty of noise, keep and clean camp and all the other normal things to do in bear country? I am comfortable with firearms although I don't want to bring my shotgun (to big for the plane) and I don't have a large caliber handgun. I am considering getting one though. I have searched here and mostly seen discussions on what is the best gun or what is the best spray, so I thought I would just ask. Thanks in advance for your help.