Mary Maley can at least say she came face to face with a bear and, well didn’t win, but survived! If there was no audio for this it might be slightly less embarrassing. Only this kind of stuff happens in Alaska, And this occurred in Berg Bay, Wrangell District, Alaska. Mary was embarking on a solo kayak trip from Ketchikan to Petersberg looking at the link this is a long voyage. After she stood her ground and tried to tango with mama bear, she pepper-sprays a bear, the bear decided he would rather just eat her provisions and food stuffs and leave her stranded and starving and then come back to eat her. They taste better when they’ve starved a little.