What? MACE a Bear?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
posted by SmartStun 1:09 PM

I get all sorts of questions about whether someone could actually apply Bear MACE if they were face to face with a bear.  Most people want to know if I know of anyone who actually had to use the Bear MACE and what type of person they were.  You know, they want to know were they meek and timid or were they fairly brute.  People want to know this because they cannot imagine themselves being face to face with an attacking bear, or even one that’s not attacking yet.  They just don’t know how they’d respond.

I almost usually tell these folks that their response will most likely be influenced by the actual situation.  I mean, you’re not going to use Bear MACE if the bear is 25 feet away and doesn’t even recognize that you’re near because he’s going through the trash.  But, if the bear is on the trail in front of you and is making aggressive moves, then, using Bear MACE will probably come very easy.

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