A few weeks ago, Kenneth Steck, of Juneau, Alaska, was charged and mauled by a brown bear in Yakutat, Alaska. In the video below, he tells his story—fortunate to be alive.
If you were in a similar situation, what would you do? Take the five-question quiz after the video and see if you could survive.
Quiz: Could You Survive a Bear Attack?
Steck was mauled when he separated from his friends, who were exploring a creek area, according to Alaska Dispatch News. His travel companions—three of whom were nurses—ended up being able to help him.
What if you’d been the one mauled and no medical professional was around? What would you have done?
Scenario: You’ve gotten yourself to a safer spot, away from the bear. You’re able to radio for help, like Steck’s travel companions were. But, like them, you have to wait a while for professional medical assistance to reach you.
What about you? Have you ever had a bad wound and could not get expert help? What did you do? What was the outcome?