Counter Assault saved our day!!!!!! My husband and I got charged by a grizzly last weekend. I wasn’t sure that the outcome was going to be good. My husband sprayed as the bear was about 15 yards from us. When the bear hit the wall of spray it didn’t even hesitate. It sputtered, shook it’s […]
In 2014, Gary joined Counter Assault as Product Ambassador and Bear Education Specialist. Although he does conduct bear spray training for organizations and agencies, his focus is on bear education and avoidance to enable outdoor enthusiast to recreate safely and confidently in bear country. A nearly 30-year veteran with the National Park Service (NPS), and […]
As a new member of the Counter Assault team, I have learned some very interesting facts. The first is that the members of the team are very knowledgeable and helpful. I have been lucky to find such a patient group of people. SOME INTERESTING FACTS:
Glacier National Park offers some beautiful hiking opportunities. Spring has it’s own charm, vibrant colors, glistening snow melting and active wildlife. Although the Going-to-the-Sun road is currently only open to Lake McDonald Lodge, there are still trails that are open, a little snowy, but open.
Where do I find the expiration date on my bear spray canister? This is a very common question and a very good one. If you turn the canister so you are looking at the back, there is a diagram of proper usage and the expiration date is stamped perpendicular to the diagram. The product should be used […]
Background: Fly rod in hand, John Vanden Bos was 45 minutes into a hike with his wife Lisa October 22, 2016 descending toward the Lamar River, Wyoming in steep, thick terrain when the brown blur came at him. It was a grizzly bear, unable to hear his approach, in the water munching on the remains of […]