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Best bear spray?
« on: September 11, 2017, 09:27:43 PM »
Heading to Montana grizzly country Friday. Going to swing by the local cabelas. What is the best bear spray?
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Re: Best bear spray?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 09:36:18 PM »
UDAP appears to be the most popular.  I have both UDAP and Counter Assault.  Never had to deploy so can't comment on "best".  I do like the holster with it, that I put on the chest strap of my daypack so it's always there. 

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Re: Best bear spray?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 10:02:39 PM »
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

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Re: Best bear spray?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 10:11:20 PM »
Alex Lowe said that the best bear spray is the one having the most fun.

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Re: Best bear spray?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 09:09:11 AM »
Get a fogger that has the highest Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating that you can buy.  Foggers generally spray farther, but also has the best chance of overspray or blowback.  If needed, make sure you get it in the eyes and nose.  Be prepared to get some on yourself as well.  Hope you won't need it, but practice a little just in case.

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Re: Best bear spray?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 08:32:29 AM »
http://www.bushcraftpro.com/best-bear-spray-reviews/

Informative article, thanks for posting!  :tup: looks like I'll be buying the Counter Assault for my hunt this year.
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Re: Best bear spray?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 10:07:46 AM »
12 gauge 00 buckshot at 1500 fps is a remarkably effective spray.

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UDAP Non-bear Experiences
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 11:26:35 AM »
I have a couple of non-bear experiences with UDAP bear spray.  Interpret as you wish.

1.   While living in NC, had a rabid raccoon teasing my 80# dog.  I went to chase it off, but it ran into my culvert under my driveway.  Did not want to leave it there, as I had small children.  I got the UDAP bear spray and sprayed it into the culvert.  Saw a plume of orange cloud come out the other end, approx. 20’.  Did not appear to phase the raccoon.  Had to go get a garden hose with pinpoint jet nozzle to finally get raccoon to vacate premises.

2.   My cats have a bad habit of bring live rats into house through cat door and turning them loose.  Once, a big rat ran under the clothes dryer.  I tipped the dryer over to get the rat, but I pulled-off the vent hose coupling and the dam rat ran into the hose and into the ductwork between the laundry room and house exterior.  Being the MENSA type that I am, I fetched the bear spray to ensure the little *censored* ran all the way out of the ducting and outside the house.  I caught a whiff of the spray and it made me cough a bit.  Months later I bought a duct brush to clean-out all the lint from my house ducting.  My plan was to blow air with my shop-vac from inside the house while brushing and blow all lint outside.  Genius.  Unfortunately, I forgot to reverse the air flow and sucked the air from the duct into the house.  The bear spray must have been embedded in the duct or lint because it made me violently ill.  Could not stop coughing and came very close to vomiting in the laundry room.

As a younger man, I was in the US Navy and was exposed to the tear-gas training in boot camp.  You cannot believe how much snot/mucus/tears will come out of your face when exposed.  The bear spray, for me, was more of a respiratory irritant than eye & nose irritant, but this was from dormant remnants in the duct work, not direct contact spray.  Anyways, this doesn’t mean or prove anything, but I hope it was entertaining.  When I hike, I carry bear spray and my .40 sub-compact.
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Re: Best bear spray?
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 12:16:51 PM »
So far the best bear spray I have ever used has been my 338!

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Re: Best bear spray?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 02:45:01 PM »
Raid wasp killer.
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Re: Best bear spray?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 03:01:03 PM »
UDAP and counter assault are both good products and would work.

 

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