BEAR GUARD SERVICES & WILDERNESS SAFETY GUIDES

Kenai Backcountry Adventures provides Bear Guard Services and Wilderness Safety Guides throughout the state of Alaska. Our team of specialized wilderness guides can help you enter and return safely from the Alaskan wilderness. The KBA Bear Guard Services & Wilderness Safety Guide team consists of professional wilderness expedition leaders that specialize in remote backcountry travel in Alaska.

BEAR GUARD SERVICES & WILDERNESS SAFETY GUIDES

Utilizing our Bear Guard Services and Wilderness Safety Guides as a purpose to ensure our clients are safe while in the wilderness from all hazards, not just wildlife encounters. Included in our Bear Guard Services and Wilderness Safety Guide Service is expertise on navigation, water purification, river crossings, mountaineering, helicopter safety, emergency signaling, evacuation and rescue, and wilderness survival techniques. In addition, we understand wildlife behavior in order to respond and react appropriately in each unique situation.

Areas of operation for Bear Guard Services and Wilderness Safety Guides are in the field or at facilities. Our clients are state and federal agencies, pipeline companies, environmental companies, survey crews, seismic research, commercial photographers, cinematic expeditions, communication research, satellite systems, mining companies, archaeologists, remote lodges, and recreational enthusiasts.

DETAILS

BEAR GUARD SERVICES & WILDERNESS SAFETY GUIDES

  • Professional Bear Guard Services / Wilderness Safety Guides service
  • Up to 24 hour per day bear guard service / safety guide service available on most contracts
  • Field Safety Protocols
  • Wildlife Safety Protocols
  • Wilderness, backcountry safety guidance
  • Wildlife safety, encounter mitigation, protection, and support
  • Field crew support
  • Necessary, and appropriate wildlife protection gear (for use by Guides/Guards)
  • Expertise and Guidance on:
    • Navigation
    • Water sourcing
    • Water purification
    • River crossings
    • Mountaineering
    • Helicopter safety
    • Fixed wing safety
    • Emergency signaling
    • Evacuation and rescue
    • Wilderness survival techniques

WHO WE ARE

Kenai Backcountry Adventures guides are a team of highly-skilled and experienced Alaska outdoorsmen. We guide clients in the remote backcountry of Alaska throughout the year while on wilderness expeditions, and while providing support and logistical services such as our Wilderness Safety Guide or Bear Guard Service.

We have specialized knowledge of backcountry areas few people ever travel which allows us to provide logistical support and project planning services for government, commercial, private, scientific, photographic, and cinematic expeditions throughout the state. We also function as advisors and guides to local, state, and federal agencies. Leverage our years of wilderness safety experience and dedication to your goals resulting in a safe and successful time spent in the wilderness of Alaska.

We operate all year around in Alaska, and because Alaska is our home, we understand the variety of Alaska weather, terrain, and wildlife. Safety is our utmost priority regardless of where we are going or what we are doing. You can rest assured knowing our guides have your safety in mind at all times.

All Kenai Backcountry Adventures’ warm and friendly guides have extensive personal and professional backcountry, wilderness experience. We are all trained and certified Wilderness First Responders and/or EMTs. We abide by the principles of Leave No Trace and we tread-lightly. We are trained in Swiftwater Rescue Techniques and we’re highly-safety oriented. Our guides are Alaskans with diverse backgrounds, skills, and possess an exceptional knowledge and passion for Alaskan wilderness.

The most important aspect of our guides is that they are experts in the field, and know how and when to react in each potentially life threatening situation. Anyone can go into the field, carry a firearm in the field, but being able to react instantly and appropriately takes a lot of skill. More importantly, having the proper training and experience to mitigate these risks is the ultimate skill.

Our goal is to keep our clients safe. Our services allow our clients to work or recreate in remote areas of Alaska without the stress of having to worry about a potentially dangerous wildlife encounter, or wilderness environment they’re unfamiliar with. Our clients can focus on their work goals and have peace of mind that we are looking out for their safety.

EXPERTISE

  • Wilderness First Responders
  • CPR and AED
  • EMT trained
  • Wildlife safety, avoidance, and hazing
  • Field Safety Protocols
  • Wildlife Safety Protocols
  • Camp Safety
  • Firearm Safety and Instruction
  • Wilderness Safety Guides
  • Helicopter Operations Safety
  • Fixed-Wing Operations Safety
  • Navigation and Route Planning – Route Finding
  • Water sourcing and water purification
  • River crossings
  • Mountaineering
  • Emergency signaling
  • Evacuation and rescue
  • Wilderness survival techniques
  • Wildlife safety utilizing lethal, less-than-lethal, and non-lethal applications

LOGISTICS

We have specialized knowledge of backcountry areas in Alaska few people ever travel to, which allows us to provide logistical support and project planning services for government, commercial, private, scientific, photographic, and cinematic expeditions throughout the state. We also function as advisors and guides to local, state and federal agencies. Leverage our years of wilderness safety experience and dedication to your goals resulting in a safe and successful time spent in the wilderness of Alaska.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHY ARE BEARS A PROBLEM IN SO MANY PLACES?

Bears are virtually everywhere in Alaska, and therefore one should anticipate and be prepared for a possible encounter or sighting of a bear. Moose are also a common in most areas of Alaska. Kenai Backcountry Adventures takes wildlife safety very seriously and therefore take precautions to keep you safe in the wilderness. In addition, you will learn the necessary safety procedures regarding Alaska wildlife in your pre-backcountry safety orientation. We are trespassing in their habitat and bear populations are increasing rapidly and essentially people are considered “food” or a source of easy food. There is fine line on what separates us and them in the food chain.

DO YOU OFFER 24 HOUR SERVICE?

YES we do. This is offered so your group can rest at night and not worry about a marauding bear wandering into camp. Bears are nocturnal, or more active in the early morning and evening hours when most groups are trying to sleep.

WHAT SHOULD WE UNDERSTAND ABOUT BEARS AND OTHER BIG GAME ANIMALS?

These are WILD creatures, they are not tame animals! They are especially dangerous when they become habituated to humans. (In other words, they don’t know who you are!) THESE CAN BE DANGEROUS, DANGEROUS ANIMALS! (We can’t stress this enough!)

WHAT IS THE #1 RULE AROUND CAMPS?

NEVER feed animals or leave food around camps. Food and practically anything with a scent or odor (e.g., toiletries) must be stored properly. Most commonly this is done by storing food and other scented items in bear resistant containers. We offer proper guidance on the most appropriate storage containers. 

To learn more about Alaska Bears, visit our Bears Resources page

Contact Us Directly

(907) 331-4912

Kyle[at]KBAAlaska.com