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#188160 - 11/12/09 11:26 PM Bear spray - any opinions
jay2 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 11/14/06
Posts: 35
Loc: idaho
Which is best, and what do I look for as far as reach, effectiveness, type or ingredients that are essential?

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#188161 - 11/13/09 12:21 AM Re: Bear spray - any opinions [Re: jay2]
Susan Offline
Geezer

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
I would go with the stream type rather than the fog type, myself. I probably wouldn't be paying attention to which way the wind is blowing, and disabling and seasoning myself for the bear would seem to be counterproductive.

IMO.

Sue

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#188167 - 11/13/09 12:50 AM Re: Bear spray - any opinions [Re: Susan]
clearwater Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1121
Loc: Channeled Scablands
I'd check and see what big game hunting guides recommend.

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#188172 - 11/13/09 02:52 AM Re: Bear spray - any opinions [Re: clearwater]
Pete Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1372
Are you talking about spraying grizzlies?
That's pretty gutsy.

Pete

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#188174 - 11/13/09 03:27 AM Re: Bear spray - any opinions [Re: Pete]
jaywalke Offline
Member

Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 172
Loc: Appalachian mountains
Originally Posted By: Pete
Are you talking about spraying grizzlies?
That's pretty gutsy.

Pete



No, you use this to keep bears from sticking in the frying pan.



(Please pardon me. It's been a very long day :-)

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#188178 - 11/13/09 05:00 AM Re: Bear spray - any opinions [Re: jaywalke]
Art_in_FL Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2432
Get the strongest pepper spray you can find and if you need to use it use plenty of it.

Some time ago I was reading an article that suggested that too frequent, and ineffective exposure to pepper spray has allowed some bears to develop a taste for food spiced with pepper spray. Knowing my luck I would get the grizzly that likes his hikers extra spicy. I guess that once I recognized that the bear likes the spray, assuming I lived that long, I could spray another hiker and run.

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#188181 - 11/13/09 05:46 AM Re: Bear spray - any opinions [Re: Art_in_FL]
scafool Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
http://www.outdooreyes.com/bearpepperspray.php3

(I hate just posting a link, but it is late here is and this saves me typing a lot of words)
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May set off to explore without any sense of direction or how to return.

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#188187 - 11/13/09 09:56 AM Re: Bear spray - any opinions [Re: scafool]
dweste Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
A comprehensive link with advice:

http://www.yellowstone-bearman.com/b_spray.html

You are going to want to review the whole topic of bear country disciplines, use of bear cannisters for food, ecetera. Here's another link:

http://www.wild-ideas.net/products.html


Edited by dweste (11/13/09 10:08 AM)

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#188189 - 11/13/09 10:23 AM Re: Bear spray - any opinions [Re: dweste]
fasteer Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 63
Loc: away

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#188198 - 11/13/09 02:02 PM Re: Bear spray - any opinions [Re: fasteer]
DannyL Offline
Member

Registered: 02/22/08
Posts: 103
Loc: SE Alaska
This is good stuff....

http://www.counterassault.com/

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