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Old 07-02-18, 08:00 PM
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Bear Spray vs Self Defense Spray

Keep in mind that bear spray has a much lower concentration of OC (the stuff that burns) than does ordinary self-defense pepper spray. Bear sprays are a deterrent, intended to make the the bear run away. These contain 2% OC. Self-defense sprays are intended to incapacitate the attacker - human, dog or otherwise - so that you can escape. These contain 10% OC and are much more effective.

Also keep in mind that most bear sprays are foggers and you are much more likely to get hit with your own spray. Pepper sprays for humans and dogs should be streams, not foggers. The new gels prevent overspray and blowback very effectively.

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