On Bears and Mountain Lions
BLACK BELT: The state of California advises people heading into the wilderness to fight back if they’re attacked by a bear or mountain lion. How would you fight back?
Frank Kyle: I always have a knife on me, and when you go into the woods, you should ALWAYS carry a firearm. Just like normal self-defense, stay aware of your surrounding, listen to it, look about it. Always check under your feet as you walk for snakes.
“Izzy A”: I think I would try to eye-gouge, but then again, by that time I would probably already be animal chow.
Arsenius Michael Estes: The best way to fight a wild animal is to wait for it to charge you, and while it’s running at you, reach into its mouth and grab the inside of his tail and pull really hard. This will turn the beast inside out, and he will continue to run in the opposite direction that he was running before. You’re welcome.
Scott M. Shortall: The only technique known to stop a bear dead in its tracks is a flying side kick, it’s been proved to work 9 times out of 10 on large bears … well, not large bears, large can be a relative term … I’ve seen it work on a small bear, not sure if it was a bear, could have been an angry raccoon, but the flying side kick form was nice. Timothy Hutson: Sweep the leg!