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The scariest thing to see when camping alone at night isn't a bear, it's a human, amirite?

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Scariest thing is definitely just whatever scares you the most, which, for me, is probably some kind of fantastical creature, like a witch or a demonic beast sort of thing. I've never camped alone (which sound genuinely terrifying), but I've been caught in the dark for the last few miles of a hike, while hiking alone. It is frightening, and the most frightening things were as stated above. Even saw eyes of something large (thinking a coyote). Was still mostly afraid of the woods being haunted by a witch.

Humans mean nothing to me. I'll beat their ass. For me it's chupacabra, sabre tooth tigers, big foot. In that order and I'm not even kidding.

KilljoyXs avatar KilljoyX Yeah You Are +9Reply

Agree

Tldfonats avatar Tldfonat Yeah You Are +7Reply

Nope, I have a chance to fight off a human, no way I could fight a bear.

Depends on what they say. If they ask if you know how to get to Bells canyon yeah definitely more scary.

A grizzly bear can stand 8 feet tall on its hind legs and weigh nearly 1400 pounds. It has no quarrels against eating you to death if it feels like it. You camt outrun it considering bears can run at 40 mph.

I can fight a hunan off barehanded. Even if the other person has a weapon I can just run away.

motorbikemillys avatar motorbikemilly Yeah You Are +6Reply
@motorbikemilly A grizzly bear can stand 8 feet tall on its hind legs and weigh nearly 1400 pounds. It has no quarrels against...

8 feet is the the same distance as 3.53 replica Bilbo from The Lord of the Rings' Sting Swords.

Camperofjustices avatar Camperofjustice Yeah You Are +4Reply

The same when going out at night on your own. I fear people more than any other creature.

Not when you are carrying a small pistol

@Boknows12 Not when you are carrying a small pistol

If the idea of ending another human's life is not scary to you, you might be a psychopath.

Dronwkuss avatar Dronwkus Yeah You Are +7Reply
@Boknows12 Not when you are carrying a small pistol

That makes the bear less scary but not the human. A gun gives you the advantage over a bear, but not necessarily the advantage over a human

@tonywonderslostnut That makes the bear less scary but not the human. A gun gives you the advantage over a bear, but not necessarily...

You aren't going to be able to deal mutch damage to a bear with a small pistol, you can discharge a whole magazine and the bear will probably still have the capability to eat you.

@Openeyes How can a living thing function with a bullet in its brain?

First of all you have to hit, a bear's skull is really hard and thick, and even then, hitting the brain is not 1 hit kill in real life a lot of the times

@Openeyes How can a living thing function with a bullet in its brain?

I'm going to crack a guess and say that maintaining your composure to shoot a charging bear exactly in the head isn't that easy.

browndog888s avatar browndog888 Yeah You Are +1Reply

Depends on the size of the human and the size of the bear. I'd much prefer a 5ft woman to a 10ft bear to be wandering around my camp.

Completely depends on location. I've never had a problem with people camping in Colorado, but I don't feel so good about the bears.

However, the one camping trip I did in Humboldt county had some very not-scary bears, and some VERY questionable run-ins with human beings.

swiggybabys avatar swiggybaby Yeah You Are +4Reply

When that human is a child...

HolgerSturms avatar HolgerSturm Yeah You Are +4Reply

Na I think Bigfoot's probably worse

What about a dancing human?

I respectfully disagree.

If I'm in a campsite and see another person, sure I might be startled…. but if I'm in a campsite and I see a bear, they too might be startled and then I'll be eaten.

capamericasurs avatar capamericasur Yeah You Are +3Reply
@capamericasur I respectfully disagree. If I'm in a campsite and see another person, sure I might be startled…. but if I'm in...

I think camping alone mean not remotely close to someone else/a generally public camp site

Mcgee0s avatar Mcgee0 Yeah You Are +8Reply
@KilljoyX It really depends on where you are.

I get what you're saying, but it feels like op meant isolated, we need ops input!!!

swiggybabys avatar swiggybaby Yeah You Are +4Reply
@swiggybaby I get what you're saying, but it feels like op meant isolated, we need ops input!!!

Even backcountry camping it's not that unusual to see people in my experience.

Missannthropics avatar Missannthropic Yeah You Are +5Reply
@Mcgee0 I think camping alone mean not remotely close to someone else/a generally public camp site

Even then, bear is still scarier imo. Human will definitely scare me, the bear will make my life flash before my eyes.

@Mcgee0 I think camping alone mean not remotely close to someone else/a generally public camp site

Honestly idk which is worse. I feel like my odds of scaring off the bear are high and who knows what the human is up to. But also it's a bear lol

Mcgee0s avatar Mcgee0 Yeah You Are +2Reply
@tonywonderslostnut When I'm dispersed camping, seeing another person is MUCH scarier than any animal.

You might be able to outrun a person, or at least fight them off, but a bear? Yeah, enjoy being eaten alive or something.

fragsworths avatar fragsworth Yeah You Are +4Reply
@tonywonderslostnut When I'm dispersed camping, seeing another person is MUCH scarier than any animal.

Really? I've only ever run into other hikers or campers, and even them rarely. But when I have seen someone else they've been friendly and gone on their way.

teknogreeks avatar teknogreek Yeah You Are +2Reply

I would much rather have to fight a human than a bear.

Larny2019s avatar Larny2019 Yeah You Are +3Reply

Not when I'm not wearing anything and holding a knife covered in jam

Not really, it's the bear. The bear is wild, can't be reasoned with, can't realistically be physically defeated, etc. While the person would be super creepy if not near a campsite, there is a realistic chance they aren't a threat. If they ARE a threat, do they have a weapon? Without a weapon they can be defeated or escaped from.

browndog888s avatar browndog888 Yeah You Are +3Reply
@browndog888 Not really, it's the bear. The bear is wild, can't be reasoned with, can't realistically be physically defeated...

Well if you are going with that line of thinking then moose are the winners. Moose are aggressive, much more common to run across, and injure/kill more people than grizzly, brown, and black bears combined.

Whenever there is a horror story im listening to, it's always disappointing when I find out the mysterious creature is an animal and not a creepy guy or monster

Went camping at Big Bend National Parking this Labor Day weekend. We camped in a remote canyon. The canyon was 5 miles down a road that needed a high clearance vehicle. It took us 45 mins to travel those 5 miles. We spent two days there. No cell service and completely cut off from the world. On our last day in the park we met a very odd hiker at another remote part of the park. He made my skin crawl, so I made an excuse to go back to the car. My BF chatted him up for 5 mins too long. Anyways, the odd hiker recommended a book from the gift shop. The book was "Death in Big Bend"! We picked up the book and a camper was killed in the same canyon we had camped in. It was the only recorded murder by a stranger in the park. The victim was shot coming out of this tent. The killer was never found.

How about a bare human?

Sharags avatar Sharag Yeah You Are +3Reply

It's worse if the human is a child…

@Cheytuflya It's worse if the human is a child…

Ah, man. Thanks for the nightmare material and good night!

Shiny244s avatar Shiny244 Yeah You Are +7Reply
@Cheytuflya It's worse if the human is a child…

Worse when the strange forest child knows your name.

I don't think you've encountered a grizzley bear before. It's different

Idk I see where your coming from bc people are more unpredictable than a bear but my 9mm can easily take out a person if absolutely necessary, I can't say that about the bear lol. So I'd take the human over bear anyday!

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