Yesterday I spent hours trying to track down reliable information of just how dangerous bears are, and comparing those numbers to other dangers we face in life. My conclusion is that bears are a surprisingly low risk. Please check out my blog for the full story. If you're a Facebooker, please click on my blogs "Like" button, because after I spent all that time writing it, I'd like some people to read it.
I know some people might look at the article and say "but this is Alaska! the bear danger is much higher here!" That's true, the bear danger is much higher here in Alaska compared to, say, Nebraska, but even so, the risks are relatively low even here. Very low.