A Big Can of Bear MACE

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
posted by SmartStun 2:05 PM

I live in the high desert of Arizona, near some mountains.  And, I like to hike.  You can bet your bottom dollar whenever I go hiking into the mountains, I carry a big can of Bear MACE.  We have quite a number of bear sitings and encounters around here and I’m not going to take any chance.

My can of bear MACE is always on the outside of my pack so I can get to it quickly.  I haven’t seen a bear, yet, but I know many people who have and I have seen a bobcat.  So, I hike prepared. And, if you live anywhere near mountains, streams, woods or any other place where bears are known to frequent, you also should be prepared with some form of animal repellent.  Bear attacks are increasing in frequency as humans continue to encroach into the bears’ native habitats.  What’s the old saying?  “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?  No where is this more applicable than here.

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