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SHRED

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Posted: 04/15/21 05:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We carry spray for hiking in bear country and motorhome security. [emoticon]


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Posted: 04/20/21 12:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have the Counter Assault though I haven't tried them yet.

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Be careful if you try to test the spray. I watched someone shoot an expired unit. The wind blew back a very small amount of the spray and he was incapacitated. On a still day, I suspect a canister if bear spray could stop a herd of charging elephants.

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Posted: 04/20/21 05:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Food for thought...........

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Posted: 04/21/21 05:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ssthrd wrote:

Food for thought...........

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Unfortunately, the man died.

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As the OP I want to thank everyone for the comments. I feel I have the info I need and will pick up some spray just in case.

After some research I have found the likelihood of a bear attack in Yellowstone is remote.

Since 1979, more than 118 million people visited Yellowstone National Park. During this period, 44 people were injured by bears in the park, according to park numbers. You’re just as likely to be zapped by lightening or drown in a boiling-hot thermal pool. There have only been eight reported deaths since the park opened 142 years ago.

I will not be hiking in remote areas, and in fact will probably be only in populated scenic areas. It sounds like I have a higher probability of being injured in a vehicle wreck on my way there!

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Think about it. If the bear is so close that you can reach it with bear spray you are already in deep trouble.

Noise. They won't like noise. Especially a very loud noise that they are not familiar with.

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Many, many years ago I did a survival course designed to help pilots survive a crash.

I still recall the instructor’s bit about bears;

They run at 35 mph, that’s (35 times 5,280) 184,800 feet an hour, which is 3,080 feet per minute, which is a little over FIFTY ONE FEET PER SECOND.

Bear spray???

Bwaahaahaahaaaaaa. Yeah, right.

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I cannot suggest a brand..nor even their use.A week ago or so another report of someone outdoors, a Hunter, I think, used his bear spry, the trigger or switch was pulled and residue on his clothing indicated some blew back on him. He was killed by a Grizzly.
it is chic or in fashion to reject firearms by some and we won't get into that.
I will not go into the woods, knowing their are cougars, and bears,.. and coyotes and wolves and in some areas elk, moose, and deer in rutting season or with young at their side except for deer, without a firearm!
Sound logic and reasoning dictates this.
Pepper spray does not work even when the bear etc gets sprayed in the always. Success in survival is everything. There is no do over!

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Posted: 04/30/21 10:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The best and most effective bear deterrent continues to be the use of one's noggin to stay situationally aware.
It's this time of year (continuing for the next 6 weeks or so) when we routinely have bear encounters between trail runners and bears: why?
....'cause the runner says "Oh, it's great to finally be able to use XYZ trail after its been blocked by snow all winter." Unfortunately, hungry mama bear with a cub or two is thinking the exact same thing.


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