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Old 02-20-10, 08:48 PM
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For dogs a small air horn works quite well and doesn't have the blow back problem of spray and works from a greater distance. If you go this route you might want to train the kids to cover their ears when you tell them to. Save the other stuff for bears, if bears really are a problem. I don't have bears here but the wild boars can do some harm ...
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Old 02-28-10, 10:32 PM
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Pepper spray? Would Dirty Harry carry pepper spray? COME ON!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0lvp...eature=related



And, back to seriousness...

I have thought about getting some HALT! spray. I see a lot of dogs out and about, some chase, but most ARE chained up good. Just think a little HALT! spray would be a good thing to have...
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Old 03-04-10, 06:14 PM
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This reminds me of the "Bear awareness" joke.

"Just wear bells so that when you walk, the bears can hear you coming and get out of your way. Also - watch out for bear poop in the area. You can tell it belongs to a bear if it has bells in it."
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Old 03-04-10, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by rooftest View Post
This reminds me of the "Bear awareness" joke.

"Just wear bells so that when you walk, the bears can hear you coming and get out of your way. Also - watch out for bear poop in the area. You can tell it belongs to a bear if it has bells in it."
And it smells like pepper spray...
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Old 03-05-10, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by HarryStoddard View Post
Instead of spraying some animal in the face with chemicals why not spritz yourself with the urine of a really big bear? Nothing will go near you. Nothing.
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Animals use and respond to scent markers. We provide some. We have been using a similar practice for years to mark out our campsites as OURS. Never had a problem, even in bear country - and the van is really like a Whitman Sampler for bears. They like everything we carry. Need a bear box the size of a garage. If they have bear boxes, then they really have a bear problem and we throw the food totes in them.

I've got a potpourri spray mounted in a Swiss fanny pack strapped to the right side of the tubes as a sorta saddlebag. It's in a mesh sleeve for easy access. A pair of trail bars are in the rear sleeve for easy access. My binocs, maps, etc. are in the center compartment.

It's like a fire extinguisher. Have one, go for years with no need. Don't have one? Stand by... It's a good luck charm, rather like my Kimber .45.
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Old 10-19-18, 02:04 AM
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Personally I'm also looking for a pepper spray to carry with me. I did my own research and found some useful tips
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Old 10-19-18, 03:20 AM
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I had an encounter with a dog once and so bought dog repellent and carried it for 3 years but never saw another dog again. With that I figured it was just an anomaly. I don't carry anything now.
Originally Posted by HarryStoddard View Post
Instead of spraying some animal in the face with chemicals why not spritz yourself with the urine of a really big bear? Nothing will go near you. Nothing.
Who needs bear urine. Human smell is worse...much worse. So just be natural. It will repel any animal on earth, in including other humans. BTW, bears have a super sensitive nose even greater than dogs. As long as you're downwind, they'll smell you coming from miles away.
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Old 11-27-18, 06:16 PM
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Human smell is worse...much worse. So just be natural. It will repel any animal on earth, in including other humans.
Not where I live, given the fact that a person who has not showered for the last decade is nowhere near as bad as the reek of the local pulp mill's settling ponds when the wind blows....

In all seriousness, though, it's going to depend on where you are (and I don't know where you live). You're probably fine without pepper spray, but since you've ordered it, carry it if you feel the need to.
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Old 12-05-18, 01:05 PM
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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

OP in CT not AK..
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Old 12-06-18, 02:26 PM
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I am also thinking of getting one. Not because of dogs but we currently have an aggressive coyote who has attacked several joggers and one child so far on trails not too far away from where I commuting to work.
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Old 12-06-18, 02:44 PM
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If you are carrying repellant, be careful of robots in the area:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/two-dozen-...005454336.html
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Old 12-06-18, 08:38 PM
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I carry bear spray, 100% of the time, Why would you go that far,? most here would say... Well I will tell you why,. Around here bears have become used to humans, and yes, 20/30 years ago 100% of the bears I have "encountered" ran/hid... The last 10 years or so pretty well ALL the bears I have encountered, , stop, look, and just stay where they were.... 0% have "run away" (right away) ... now most "end up" running away, but I have had a few that stood their ground and a few that actually charged me.... I can assure you that when a bear charges you, you WILL,... go out and buy a can of bear spray for the next ride... Oh, and as for dogs, well now, they are the only time I have used my bear spray, (3 times in the last 10 years)...
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Old 12-06-18, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by HarryStoddard View Post
Instead of spraying some animal in the face with chemicals why not spritz yourself with the urine of a really big bear? Nothing will go near you. Nothing.
Except an amorous female.

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Old 12-07-18, 10:58 AM
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Sounds like a good idea for non-lethal defense. I've carried a knife before. It's good just to have anyways.
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