Don’t trust the government when it says:
“If you come across a bear, never push a slower friend down…even if you feel the friendship has run its course,” NPS [the National Park Service] tweeted Wednesday.
C’mon, man. If the friend is already slower than you are, don’t waste your time and energy pushing them down. Just outrun them.
If your friend is faster than you, though, it’s worth the second or two to hip check them to the dirt before or as you take off.
(Link via Blackfive’s Facebook feed; it looks like Blackfive.net has been dormant for almost four years now.)