“One alternative (to firearms) that’s gaining notoriety is to carry a holster of bear deterrent.The leading brand on the market – Counter Assault.” – Tod Wilkinson – Backpacker Magazine
“Counter Assault bear spray has been in use for a long time and has the best record for confirmed cases of stopping attacking bears. I highly recommend this product” – James (Gary) Sheldon – British Columbia bear expert and author of “Bear Encounter Survival Guide” and “Bear Attacks,The Deadly Truth”.
“The darn stuff proved to be almost amazing. I carry the spray and think it could be a lifesaver.” – Dr. Stephen Herrero, University of Calgary; author of “Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance”.
*Note: This article originally appeared in the September-October 2012 issue of Bugle, the bimonthly magazine of the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and is reprinted here courtesy of Christine Paige and RMEF. by Christine Paige Want to live through a bear attack? Add a chemical weapon to your arsenal. On one of the last days of […]
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