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Winter is here and this is one of our favorite times of year to bundle up in your winter gear and get outside to enjoy the magic winter wonderland the snow brings.    This winter and holiday season we hope you take in the fresh air, beauty, mental health and rejuvenation the winter outdoor season brings.  Let nature take care of you. Studies regularly show being outside reduces anxiety, stress and anger and leads to significant health benefits, improved blood pressure and boosts mental health. All the best this winter season. Be Outdoors.  Be Prepared.   More on the mental health benefits of...

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Bears are working extra diligently this time of year to put on their winter calories. For those that are looking to the great outdoors for their mental health and to enjoy the great outdoors, remember to stay prepared while enjoying the outdoors.   What to do if you encounter a bear?   Defensive Encounter May occur when a bear is defending something such as cubs, its food source or if the bear is surprised by your presence.  Do not run Ready your bear spray Try to appear non-threatening, avoiding eye contact Talk in a calm voice Slowly move away without turning your...

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Research on the effectiveness of Bear Spray vs. a Firearm in a Bear Encounter A study on the efficacy of bear deterrent spray was conducted in Alaska. 83 cases involving the use of bear spray in Alaska between 1985 and 2006 were analyzed. Results showed that in over 90% of close-range encounters with black and brown bears, spray stopped the bear’s undesirable behavior. Bear Spray Research on Effectiveness of Bear Spray Efficacy of Firearms in a Bear Encounter For self defense against grizzly bears, the answer isn't as obvious.  Many are surprised when they find that, despite using their firearm against a charging...

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Bear safety, How to be safe around bears, Wildlife Safety -

Here's a thorough read on how to be Safe Around Bears by Robert Brannon. This guide has everything you need to know about bear safety. Bears are beautiful animals, and it's an exciting experience to see one. But being around a bear can also be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. When hiking or camping in bear country, there is a number of precautions that you can take to avoid unexpected bear encounters. And to be prepared to act if you find yourself in one. We gathered our information through interviewing wildlife experts, reading bear encounter guides, and...

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After 46 years, our bear spray manufacturer has decided to do their first voluntary bear spray recall in June 2021 with bear spray that has expiry dates between 08/2024 and 12/2024 and an expiry date of 03/2024.   All of our inventory of recall bear spray was cleared out in June and we only have clean bear spray in stock.   We're proud of our manufacturer for doing the right thing in June 2021, responding quickly and efficiently and getting this information out there as early as possible to make sure everyone is kept safe this bear season and into the future with every Frontiersman or...

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