Bear Pepper Spray is the kind of camping, backpacking or hiking equipment that you hope to never have to use, but that can provide quite a bit of peace of mind when you find yourself in bear country. Bear attacks are quite rare, and deaths from bear attacks even more so, but they do happen, and having a canister of bear pepper spray on hand can help prevent you from being a victim, should you be unlucky enough to find yourself in that situation.
Human and Bear Pepper Spray
The contents of bear pepper spray and pepper sprays intended for use on people are largely the same. The big difference between the two is that bear pepper spray is designed to spray significantly farther and for longer than pepper spray intended for humans. By spraying farther you are able to douse the bear with pepper spray before it is right on top of you, avoiding a physical confrontation.
Best Bear Pepper Spray
There isn't too much choice when it comes to bear pepper sprays, but there are a few different options available.
Bear spray is a useful thing to have, but not if you cant get it out quickly.
Counter Assault Holster - This holster will work with either of the Counter Assault bear sprays listed above. It attaches easily to your belt, and secures the bear spray with a velcro strap, which makes it easy to access the bear spray quickly, should you need it.
Carrying Container - Remember that bear spray is nasty stuff, and the last thing you want is your bear spray getting accidentally discharged in an enclosed space, like a plane, helicopter or vehicle, where the pilot or driver could be incapacitated. For such situations, a carrying case is essential.