a dog is man's best friend.one thing that always boost my confidence is my pack of dogs. They amplify my senses.
I live in open country and I also camp often.
scariest thing was camping near silverton CO in a station wagon and having the whole wagon be surrounded by wolves.
Down here in texas..especially where i live..our main worries are snakes, then wild pigs, then gators, and coyotes in that order when we go camping. its nowhere near the perils that you will face in yukon (have camped there myself) or alaska though.