- #1: Doors
Doors with gracious lever handles are easy for bears to open. Bears are very dexterous, but they can't get a grip on round door knobs, and have trouble with doors that open out instead of in.
- #2: Windows
Windows and sliding glass doors should be double or triple paned, with sturdy locks.
- #3: Grills
Decks and patios are often home to barbecue grills, and these days elaborate outdoor kitchens. Grills smell like food long after the burgers are gone, so if you can design a simple way to roll your grill inside, you can avoid tempting bears.
- #4: Outdoor Kitchen
If you're putting in an outdoor kitchen, you need locking storage for anything with an odor you plan to leave outside.
4 Easy Ways to Bear-Proof Your Log Home
How can you live in harmony with bears? Here are 4 easy tips for keeping your log home bear-proof.