Guard Alaska Bear Repellent Pepper Spray Canister. When you have taken other protective measures, yet the bear has gotten too close, this provides a close range, effective, non lethal method of repelling bears.
Let us clarify - this is not Bear Repellent in the same manner as mosquito repellent - you do not apply this to your skin or clothes to 'repel' bears as you would mosquitoes. This is a serious irritating pepper spray intended to be sprayed at aggressive or charging bears in case of extreme emergency. The bears senses will be overwhelmed and the irritant typically invokes the bear to flee. This should give you time to back off to a safe distance.
Since this is non lethal to both bears and humans, Bear Spray offers a way to break up a mauling without gunshot risk to the human. If a person is being mauled, get with 20 feet and blast the bear. Spray effects on a human are unpleasant but temporary, the damage from an animal attack are permanent.
This spray can also be useful against common animals such as squirrels, skunks, raccoons, opossums, and rabbits. All mammals can can be quite vicious and unpredictable when infected with rabies. Wildlife may appear tame to humans and nocturnal animals may appear in daylight when infected . Rabies virus will be present in infected animal saliva. After a bite, the rabies virus travels up the nearby nerves to the spinal cord, then the brain. The best reccomendation is to not allow animals to get close enough to bite you. Have your animal pepper spray ready.
Mountain Lions may also be repelled by pepper spray. Always have it handy, at the ready when travelling in the back country - you don't want to be rummaging through your backpack when a bear or mountain lion charges.
The amount of product and duration of spray is also effect to repel humans and even small groups of attackers. There may be some legal questions regarding using a product designed for bears on humans, but if you are threatened - you might feel that it is better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
USE RESTRICTIONS: It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. State, Regional, City, and County Laws regarding purchase, possession and use vary wildly - and it is up to you, the purchaser to comply with such regulations This product may be used only to deter bears which are attacking or appear likely to attack humans. This product is a bear attack repellent which may protect users in some unexpected confrontations with bears, but many not be effective in all situations or prevent injuries. Do not spray this product on tents, other objects or clothing,. Such use has no deterrent effect on bears. Do not seek out encounters with bears or intentionally provoke them. Do not eat or allow to be eaten any food or food materials that become contaminated with this product.
Developed and Tested in the Wilds of Alaska.
Guard Alaska Bear Repellent is designed to provide maximum range, safety and emergency protection from all kinds of bears and other aggressive wildlife. Approved for all species of bear - Black, Brown, Grizzly.
General Instructional Video on How to Carry, Store, and Use Bear Spray from Backpacker Magazine:
It has a range of 15 - 20 ft. The container empties in about 9 seconds.
Dimensions: 8-3/4 inches x 2 inches
Huge 9 Ounce Spray Capacity in this Can - Maximum Capacity
Safety Cap to prevent accidental discharge
Environmentally safe and EPA approved.
Application Directions: Study the procedures and directions for using this product BEFORE taking this product into bear country.
1. Remove orange Safety Clip
2. Point Spray opening at Bears Face
3. Press firmly on trigger and release spray in short bursts
4. Replace orange safety clip after use
For this product to be fully effective you must engulf the bears face, especially in the eyes, nose and mouth. This product generally has a range of 15 - 20 feet. Wind, rain, brush, trees and other environmental conditions may alter the range or effectiveness. Shield your eyes and face if you must face the wind.
USE WITH CAUTION Contents will cause pain and temporary impairment to eyes, nose, mouth and lungs. Individuals who suffer from asthma or emphysema may have a more severe reaction. If exposed wash eyes with clean water and use soap and water to remove from affected skin areas.
STORAGE & DISPOSAL: Store only in original container in a secured area inaccessible to children and pets. Do not store above 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit., or near open flame.
To dispose of empty canister, securely wrap in several layers of newspaper and dispose of in trash. Contents are under pressure, do not puncture or incinerate can.
EPA EST No 062140-OH-001 EPA Registration Number 71545-1
Active Ingredient: Capsaicin and related Capsacinoids (Oleoresin of Capsicum ..... 1.34%
Inert Ingredients (Propellant) ...............98.66 %
Total ................................. 100%
This product may contain the toxic inert ingredient trichloroethylene, which the State of California has determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals.
Note: This product cannot be shipped by air or carried on commercial airliners. Your order will be converted to a ground method and the package will be properly marked to assure safe shipping.
We cannnot ship this product to the following states due to local restrictions. If ordered, your order will be cancelled. Some locales may have additional rules due to the capacity of this canister - it is up to you to check and abide by local laws.
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Make sure to get some antidote Wipes (sold in sidebar) . Blowback from a wind or breeze can cause you get some spray on yourself. In the event of an attack you may be spraying at a bear entangled wtih a fellow hiker. It it better to spray the bear and the hiker than worry about the temporary affects of the spray on a person. After use the wipes to clean yourself, fellow hikers, or personal belongings in event of contact.
Also consider belt holster for quick access and to reduce possible snags that could cause accidental discharge. Sold in sidebar.