12/12/2016 08:55 EST | Updated 12/12/2016 10:58 EST

B.C. Campers End Up Face-To-Face With Grizzly And Her Cubs

Living off the grid can come with its share of unexpected challenges, but also some incredible moments. Just ask the dad who ended up face-to-face with a family of grizzlies.

Jeff Burkinshaw has been living in a northern B.C. forest with his wife and daughters since 2007.

In September, he and two of his daughters went on a scouting trip to look for deer to hunt when the ran into a grizzly and her cubs.

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Jeff Burkinshaw and his daughters came face-to-face with a family of grizzlies this fall in B.C. (Photo: Gridlessness/Storyful)

"We were dragging ourselves through snow and sleet across an alpine meadow when we spotted her at only 20 yards (18 metres)," Burkinshaw wrote in a blog post about the encounter.

"To our collective delight, she did not immediately spot and kill us ... it was awesome!"

However, his wife was a bit less than excited to hear about the encounter.

Watch the video of the run-in, and Burkinshaw's wife's reaction above.

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