Bear Pepper Spray

 Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers are praising the dependability of bear pepper spray. It is often cited as a proven protection method and is now carried by hikers, hunters, rangers, and biologists. A bear encounter can be one of the most frightening experiences a hiker can have, even though the animal usually wants to avoid you as much as you want to avoid it. Despite our wild imaginations, humans are not on their preferred list of good things to eat. Nevertheless, bears are unpredictable and will attack if they perceive a threat.

While avoiding an encounter is the key, bear pepper spray should only be used as a last resort if the animal charges. A small 9-ounce can will accurately spray a powerful shotgun-blast fog anywhere up to 30 feet away, hitting the bear’s eyes and/or nose with oleoresin capsicum. Studies have shown that the powerful “OC” ingredient is highly effective against aggressive grizzlies, black bears, and brown bears. Bear pepper spray is a special formula (it’s not the same as regular red pepper spray) and is approved for use in national parks where bear habitats are common and firearms are prohibited.