When you’re in the wilderness, you’re in a bear’s natural habitat, so it’s important to be prepared in case a bear feels threatened and gets defensive.
Ryan Van Duzer, Backpacker Magazine’s Contributing Editor, hosts this video in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. He discusses bear spray from Frontiersman, the industry’s leading bear pepper spray. Ryan first demonstrates proper grip. Then, he lets us know what to do if a bear gets too close:
1. Spray a warning bear spray burst to try to deter the bear. Form a cloud with a 2-3 second burst. If this doesn’t deter the bear, be prepared to disperse another blast directly at the bear.
2. With your second burst, aim for the bear’s face, focusing on the eyes, nose and mouth. Back away slowly, and the bear will likely retreat as well.
3. Report your bear confrontation to park officials.
Then, Ryan covers Frontiersman, the industry-leading bear spray brand from SABRE (the #1 pepper spray trusted by police and consumers worldwide). Frontiersman’s 9.2 oz can offers a 35-foot range, the industry’s maximum, providing protection at a safe distance. The heat-bearing ingredients in Frontiersman bear spray (and all pepper sprays) are capsaicin and major capsaicinoids. Each batch of Frontiersman is lab-tested to ensure maximum heat in every can. Frontiersman bear spray is 100x hotter than your average hot sauce, and leaves no lasting harm to the bear or the environment.
Explore with confidence. Shop Frontiersman at www.sabrered.com/bear-spray.