Mace® Distance Defense Pepper Spray for Bear Attacks
In the event you come face to face with a wild bear in the woods, the most important thing to consider is survival, not just your own but also the bear's. The Mace® Bearspray 260 grams is a way to ensure this. Instead of using guns, bows, crossbows, or whatever weapons that can harm an animal permanently, pepper spray for bear attacks provides a more humane option. It does no permanent damage to the bear, which is more than you can say for humanity's more traditional weaponry. And in the case of this particular product, you can defend yourself from 30 feet away.
The 260-gram Mace® Bearspray can shoot up to 30 feet. That is nearly half the length of a professional basketball court. While adult wild bears, at full speed, will be able to cross this distance in mere seconds, those few seconds the weapon gives you can save your life. In situations like this, even an extra two to three seconds (afforded to you by the distance) can spell the difference between being mauled and escaping unscathed.
Thirty feet is probably the longest maximum range of any bear repellent spray on the market. What you are buying when you purchase Bear Pepper Mace Spray is the longest, safest distance from which to defend yourself.
Does bear pepper spray work? To begin answering that, you have to know about oleoresin capsicum or OC, the active ingredient in most tactical defense sprays. OC irritates the lacrimal glands and attacks the sense of smell. This is why, in humans, with pepper spray designed for human use, the effects can be pretty intense. Swelling can occur immediately around the eyes, forcing them to shut nearly instantly upon contact. The sensation of burning overcomes almost the entire face, and this happens throughout the whole ordeal. The face flows with mucus and tears as the body attempts to resist the effects of the powerful formulation.
Bears have a much more developed sense of smell than we do. Pepper spray does not just work on bears. It possibly works even better on them than it does on humans. Also, with humans, the pain and discomfort from OC spray are sometimes not enough to deter them from counter-attacking. With bears and bear pepper spray counter assault is almost non-existent, because when it comes to pain compliance, wild bears are usually more responsive than human career criminals.
This is why there are tactical defense sprays that are especially formulated for either bear or human. These are non-exchangeable. Please do not use bear pepper sprays on humans, vice versa.
If you want to avoid having to spray a bear in the face with pepper spray, there are bear avoidance techniques you can study before venturing into unknown outdoor areas. Just remember, should you have no choice but to go face to face with a wild bear, it is better to be armed with a 260-gram, 8 x 3/4 x 2-inch canister of Mace® Bearspray that can shoot up to 30 feet while spraying continuously for 5.4 seconds.