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Old 05-31-2006, 10:46 PM
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Bear Spray

Please post any good information that you have on bear (pepper) spray... What is your experience with it? Do you carry a can with you in "bear country"?

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Old 06-05-2006, 03:09 PM
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I've never had to use my bear spray, however I did have an encounter of the accidental or forgetful NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:50 PM
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Bear Spray in Glacier National Park

I met about 35 members of the "Over-the-Hill-Gang" a few summers ago. These are local men NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:16 AM
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Bear Spray

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Old 10-11-2007, 02:12 PM
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In Yosemite they discourage people from using bear spray. I heard this on a PB Podcast NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:19 PM
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So far I haven't ever carried any. It seems like the chances of something happening are very slim. K NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 10-11-2007, 04:40 PM
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I've considered taking it with me when I've gone up to Yosemite ... but for people, not bears (the b NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:16 PM
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About bear spray...

Hello everybody,

There is just a few other observations/facts I wish to add to this t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:28 AM
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I think the main reason I always carry Counter Assault bear spray is the peace of mind it gives me t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:16 PM
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I purchased counter assult pepper spray with their bear resistent canister for myself and son for ou NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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