Before you slip into your rubber boots and plunge headfirst into the jungle, check out the following survival tips:
Check your common sense at the door
Don't get caught
Some things to keep in mind in order to avoid Balu's rib-crushing bear hug:
1) Keep your distance. Although Balu can outrun you with enough motivation, he’s rather lazy and a bit overweight, and so will only try to catch you if it won't leave him out of breath. Maintain a reasonable distance and you should be safe.
4) RUN. Hundreds of thousands of years of evolution should mean that this isn't a conscious decision; there's a bear running toward you, RUN! Try to run in a straight line directly away, because no matter how fast you think you are, BALU IS FASTER (unless maybe if you’re from Kenya). Sometimes you may find it helpful to throw your body down a nearby hill, as gravity may give you enough of a lead to convince Balu it's not worth his effort (he doesn't quite grasp physics).
It's his party and he'll cry if he wants to
Communicate clearly with your team
Enjoy the breaks
Go for it!
Good luck, and may Balu only catch you on his happy days,