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33 Things Every Coloradan Should Know How To Do

March 2014

HOW TO USE BASIC HAND SIGNALS ON A BIKE

[Right Turn]

13a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Left Turn]

13b

[Slow or Stop]

 13c

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HOW TO BEAR-PROOF A CAMPSITE

campColorado’s black bears are interested in the peanut butter sandwiches stashed in your backpack—but they’re also keen on less obvious products such as shampoo and toothpaste. “Bears have a strong sense of smell and will follow smells to their rewards,” says Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Jennifer Churchill. That means you could have a curious bruin joining your camping party if you don’t bear-proof scented items. Depending on the campsite you’ve chosen, you can pack all of your goods in a designated bear box; or, using a rope, suspend them at least 10 feet above the ground, four feet from the tree trunk, and 100 yards from your tent. Wilderness areas frequented by bears are normally marked with signs, but Churchill warns: “Bear country in Colorado is anywhere west of I-25.” 

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HOW TO HANDLE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

Abundant wildlife is one of the many upsides to living here, but if you head out to scope animals in their habitats, do so at a safe distance. If you find yourself face-to-face with a wild animal, here’s how to respond. 

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CAR FOR COLORADO

subaruA) Subaru Outback equipped with a rooftop ski rack

 

 

jeepB) Jeep Wrangler with a removable hardtop and lift package

 

 

C) See A or B

 

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