"And as far as bear spray give me the gun every time. The author here, Dean has basically proven heavily that contrary to popular belief guns are way more effective then bear spray."

From an earlier post - enlighten me please...Who is "Dean" and what is the study he is referencing??

I am mostly familiar with Stephen Herrero's work which seems to indicate that bear spray and a clean camp, especially, is effective in stopping attacks.
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