A Black Bear is a black bear...30-06 will be more than adequate to deal with the largest black. If you're hunting with a guide in bear country I'll bet he's packing some serious bear medicine in case you encounter a brown. If I was on my own in Alaska bear country I'd probably want something beefier for security.
I still have my doubts of the ability of any hunting round to bring down a charging brown after he's decided you're dinner. Personally for that scenario I'd want a 12ga loaded with a mix of slugs and the heaviest gauge buck I could find.
I often use fresh earth dryer sheets while drying my clothes, after washing them in scent free soap. At some point I started putting these dryer sheets in the plastic tubs that I store my hunting clothes in. This seems to work very will. Anytime I pull my clothes out of the box they reek of fresh earth.
I'm too tight to be buying a bunch of scent loc, which I don't believe in. So this is a good and cheap alternative. I like it so much I even toss one in my backpack to help cover the...