In Project Grizzly, you will meet Troy James Hurtubise, a self-styled "close-quarter bear researcher," who's obsessed with going face-to-face with Canada's most deadly land mammal, the grizzly bear.
Troy is the creator of what he hopes is a "grizzly-proof" suit of armour -- an extraordinary fusion of high-tech materials and homespun ingenuity -- and of his own hybrid mythology that is part Hollywood, part Canadian shield. His quest takes audiences into a world both compelling and disturbing, full of contradiction, humour and fantastical vision.
Read how it worked out for him and his Mark VI suit in his face to face encounter with a grizzly over at The Annals of Improbable Research. Troy is the winner of the 1998 Ig Nobel Prize in the field of Safety Engineering.
A video of the new Mark VII suit is available for download at Project Troy, your one stop shop for all things Troy.
I have found it helpful to do the stretching exercises my physical therapist recommends. Do some core strengthening exercises, such as the ones highlighted at The Mayo Clinic. By keeping your core strong, your back won't put itself in a position to cause that sciatica pain you are having.