Alaskan Bush People star Noah Brown navigates his way around the mountain with a wife and new son in tow but so far it doesn’t look easy. Noah Brown’s little family includes his wife, Rhain Alisha Brown, and baby son Elijah Brown.
Rhain and their baby stayed off the Alaskan Bush People mountain ranch until Noah could make their home safe from wild predators. But when he finishes the project, is the home really safe?
Alaskan Bush People: Noah Brown Fights Predators With Electricity
This Alaskan Bush People little family of three made their home in a MASH tent. That is until Noah Brown builds a permanent home on the Northstar Ranch, which is their family compound on the mountain.
While the tent kept them safe from the elements of the weather, it didn’t stand up to a recent bear invasion. Noah Brown came home to his tent to find a bear sliced through the canvas window and got inside. Because the bear found food, Noah explains the bear will return.
So, the new father from the Alaskan Bush People needs to make his tent bear-proof. Especially if he wants to bring Rhain and Elijah to the mountain. At first Noah Brown was about to install spikes, so if a bear attempted to get into the tent it would get stabbed. But brother Bear Brown came along and frowned upon this.
Noah Reminded Bears Have Families Too
As Bear Brown tells his Alaskan Bus People brother Noah Brown, the bears have families too. They are only doing what comes naturally for them, hunting for food.
So instead of drawing blood with spikes, Bear Brown suggests zapping any visiting bears with electricity. It will deter them, but not draw blood.
Next, Noah Brown goes to work building a frame to attach to the tent. Then he and staples chicken wire to it. He provides the electric zapping source with something not seen on camera. Then Noah, who is the Brown family inventor, uses jumper cables to connect the chicken wire to that source of electricity.
But… in the typical Alaskan Bush People fashion, fans are left scratching their heads. Instead of surrounding the tent with of chicken wire, Noah Brown puts up only one small section.
According to the experts, bears can become increasingly aggressive attempting to get at more food once finding it. A bear’s sense of smell is so fine-tuned that experts warn campers to never sleep in the same clothes they cooked in.
This new Alaskan Bush People father didn’t seem to heed all the warnings on food storage regarding staving off bears.
The Alaskan Bush People camera panned around Noah Brown’s tent. It’s easy to spot the food scattered from the bear invasion. The experts warn to keep all food in a locker that’s bear-proof. It doesn’t appear that was the case for Noah.
Alaskan Bush People: Bear-Proofing Tent Falls Short?
The bear apparently ripped the window section of the tent to originally get in. So Noah Brown believes if he covers that area, the bear won’t be able to get in.
Alaskan Bush People fans noticed that the entire tent is made from canvas. One swipe of a bear’s sharp claw could easily provide an opening into the tent on any side. That canvas doesn’t appear to be any match for a bear who smells food inside that tent.
But Noah Brown walks away feeling that he made the tent safer for his wife and child. All the Alaskan Bush People viewers can do is express their worry for Rhain and the baby when they do move in. Or at least hope that the bear does pick the small electrified section to try and gain entry if it does come. This way the shock might send it away.
But what if that bear decides to use the front door flap to gain entry to the tent? Now there’s a wall in the back of the tent so the family couldn’t escape from that side. So did Noah really bear-proof his Alaskan Bush People MASH tent?
Tune in to the Discovery Channel on Wednesday nights to see how Noah Brown’s bear-proofing holds up on the new season of Alaskan Bush People.
Be sure to bookmark Soap Dirt so you don’t miss all the latest news from Alaskan Bush People.