Guard Alaska® Ultra-Hot Pepper Spray Bear Protection Repellent
When it comes to viable reasons for having and using pepper spray bear protection is one of the more convincing arguments. There is nothing quite as scary as the very real possibility that you might encounter a territorial 250kg North American grizzly bear while you are hiking in the woods with your family. If you have the Guard Alaska® Bear Spray with you when this happens, you are still going to be scared, but at least, you won’t end up as bear food.
Is bear pepper spray effective on humans and dogs? The short answer is yes, of course, it is. All three types of sprays are basically made from the same ingredient but in different doses designed to cater to the particular target of the spray. The chemical that all of these three sprays use is called OC or oleoresin capsicum, a compound that’s basically the essence of chili plants that are found in the wild. Harvesting this essence allows the manufacturers of these sprays to control the harshness of their non-lethal weapons.
Yes, these sprays are designed to be non-lethal. The burning pain and choking might make a dog, bear, or human feel like they are dying, but of course, they won’t. They will just be incapacitated or forced to retreat, allowing you to escape the situation unscathed. You can maximize the effectiveness of any of these sprays by only using them for whom they are intended. While bear repellent spray may also work on dogs and humans, the amount that such a canister can release might be overkill for smaller mammals and could possibly defeat the humane purpose behind the use of pepper spray in the first place.
This is very important because products like the 9 oz. Guard Alaska® Bear Pepper Spray are not just self-defense tools. In a way, animal defense products are representative of humanity’s ultimately peaceful intention to coexist with the other animals that share the land we tread on. While OC pepper spray is effective because it is painful and uncomfortable, it is much better than a possibly lethal gunshot. Your question shouldn’t be ‘does bear pepper spray really work?’ Any online bear pepper spray test will tell you that it does. Instead, your question should be ‘how can I best use my canister of bear defense spray?’
Simple: just follow the instructions on the canister. As the only EPA-approved self-defense pepper spray for use against bears (and the only one endorsed by the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation), you can be sure that you are using a product that won’t permanently harm these amazing and deadly creatures.
Whether black, brown, or grizzly, all the Guard Alaska® Ultra Hot Pepper Spray Bear Repellent is designed for is driving deadly bears away, nothing more.
These large pepper sprays can shoot approximately up to 20 feet. At 8 ¾” long and 2” wide, each canister carries 9 ounces of pure liquid bear protection. This product has no expiration date. And because the released product is heavier than water, it will still work on wet bears.
Range: Approximately 15-20 feet. Dimensions: 8-3/4 x 2