Project Grizzly Fighting Bears With DIY Body Armor



          

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Along with forgetting to trim their hipster beards, one big mistake that many grizzly bear enthusiasts make is not wearing body armor. Troy James Hurtubise didn’t forget, and there’s even a documentary to prove it.

In Peter Lynch’s Project Grizzly, Hurtubise goes head to head with Canada’s most deadly land mammal, wearing what he hopes is a grizzly-proof suit (this was, mind you, filmed back in 1996, in the days before friendly robot bears). Throughout the film — a cult classic in the United States and a favorite of director Quentin Tarantino (if not of Werner Herzog) — he tests his mettle and metal in stunts that are both terrifying and absolutely hilarious.

If you and your family make time for one feature-length man vs. bear documentary this weekend, make it this one.

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