Bulid your own giant steel anatomic skeleton hand out of junky nuts and bolts! It makes a nice coat & towel rack too. This is a perfect first welding project because you can make lots of mistakes and it will still come out fine.
What to do in a Wildlife Encounter - good chart, though I'm doubtful of the 'Climb a tree' advice for grizzly - you'd better be very sure it's not actually a black bear! 22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping.