Buy more than one
Reviewed by Lamont Cranston from Nothern CA on Thursday, December 31, 2015
If you are thinking about buying bear spray, either you already have experience around bears and are just buying fresh dated spray, or you are about to travel in bear country and have got some fears about doing it. I have never had to use mine. I can't say that I'm an a bear expert. I have lived and hiked around brown and black bears for 50 years. I do know folks who have had to use their bear spray as a deterrent. The stuff is not a magic wand. When you are somewhere that bears live, carrying bear spray is a good idea, but an even better idea is to understand a bit about avoiding the encounter in the first place. Bears will not always just leave after getting sprayed. Sometimes they will return after being sprayed. Because of that I carry two cans of spray. UDAP is one of 4 USEPA approved brands, which means that you can take it into Canada legally, from the U.S.. (not by airplane).