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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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Here's an entertaining video on how to use Bear Spray by WildSmart    

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A 30% heat failure rate in personal defense pepper spray products was reported by the University of Utah in its Quantitative Analysis of Capsaicinoids in Fresh Peppers, Oleoresin Capsicum and Pepper Spray Products, owing to  the industry’s “few, if any, analytical measures to determine the concentration of active ingredients in the product and to ensure consistent chemical composition.” Every red pepper crop can have varying heat levels.  To ensure maximum heat consistency in every canister of bear spray, the producers of Frontiersman and SABRE Wild MAX bear spray are the only manufacturer with an exclusive in-house high performance liquid chromatography...

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  From WildSmart on the Trail (click here to go to their website) Carry Bear Spray and Know How To Use It When recreating in bear country, your best strategy to avoid an encounter with a bear is to make lots of noise, stay in groupsand be alert for signs of bears in the area. Diggings, scat, visible tracks and overturned logs and rocks, are all early warning signs that bears are around. In most cases, bears will do their best to avoid people. Most encounters happen because bears are surprised by people, or they are defending their cubs or a kill. In...

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As we continue our social distancing while enjoying the outdoors and the mental health the outdoors brings, it's important that we remember to stay safe in bear country and carry bear spray.  Travelling in smaller groups to keep our social distances makes carrying bear spray even more essential.  Especially at this time of year when bears are coming out of hibernation looking for food. So, what's the difference in bears?   Black bears can be black, blue-black, dark brown, brown, cinnamon and even white. Grizzlies can range from from black to blond. Size is not a good indicator of which species is which....

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