One should never even entertain the idea of camping in bear populated areas without Guard Alaska bear spray. The reasons for this should be obvious but here are, in my opinion, the top 5…
Reason no. 5 – Bears are stronger than you are. The bears found in North America, even the smaller black bears which only weigh on average of about 300 pounds, are all much stronger than you are and extremely capable of taking your life. Bear attacks are not very common but they do happen and when they do there is rarely anything short of a catastrophic injury or death as a result.
Reason no. 4 – Guard Alaska bear spray is extremely effective. Guard Alaska is so effective in fact that it is the only bear spray registered by the EPA to repel all species of bear. After all, what good is having a tool of self defense against bears if the tool does not work? If you have any doubts about bear spray’s effectiveness in repelling bears I suggest you check out the multiple videos on YouTube of bear spray being tested in real life situations. Some studies have shown bear spray to be as effective, and in some cases more effective, than most firearms in repelling bears.
Reason no. 3 – Bear spray is much safer than alternative means of self defense against bear attack. Actually, aside from bear spray what else is there that would be at all effective aside from a firearm? And if I have to explain why taking a loaded firearm with you on a family camping trip might be somewhat unsafe then you have bigger problems than can be solved by reading this blog.
Reason no. 2 – Guard Alaska spray is environmentally safe. There are absolutely no ozone-depleting ingredients in Guard Alaska spray. That should be great news for any outdoor enthusiasts. What lover of the outdoors would want to be spraying something into the air that is destroying the outdoors?
Reason no. 1 – Last but certainly not least bear spray is a humane alternative to firearms for repelling a bear. Bear spray, much like pepper spray for humans, is extremely effective and will cause pain and temporary blindness by way of swollen mucus membranes but will not leave any permanent or long lasting effects for the bear. Bears were technically here first and we’ve pushed them out of the vast majority of their native land already, let’s not kill them while we are at it shall we? Besides, bear attacks do not often happen because the bear is some sort of blood-thirsty monster. Bear attacks happen because a human has unwillingly, and perhaps unknowingly, crossed paths with a bear and the bear is frightened for itself or for its cubs.