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1. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

Hello there, I am planning a voyage into the wilderness and I am looking to into methods of protection from those pesky carnivores! I am thinking of a bottle of Bear Repellant...

Anyone have some invaluable knowledge when it comes to protecting yourself from the ravages of the wild?

Regards,
Brendan

2. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Don't smear yourself head to foot in in honey.

3. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

Aww.. that sucks then.. so many possibilities are out the window then.

4. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

A flame thrower would work

5. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 10y

Don't leave any food out overnight...hang it in a tree away from camp if necessary...DO NOT KEEP FOOD IN YOUR TENT!!!!

"Marking" your territory around your campsite has been known to work, it just takes awhile.

Barring those ideas, I'd suggest bring along a collapsible, packable Dome of Invinsibility....always works for us

6. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

I went to Canadian Tire to look at their selection of Flame Throwers. I was quickly questioned by securit about my intent... All I could say was "Jase007... Jase007".

I eventually escaped custody by jumping out of the three story lavatory window. I'm on the run... send help...

Over and out.

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

LOL!!!!

8. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

Though perhaps less effective (and not as entertaining) as a flamethrower, there is such a thing as bear spray. It is essentially as you said, "bear mace". It is basically a small canister that attaches to your belt or backpack and shoots a peppery spray up to 30 feet. I think most camping/outdoors stores would sell it.

Just make sure you hit the bear and not yourself, or Plan B might be rendered quite difficult.

9. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

Quoting john7buck

Though perhaps less effective (and not as entertaining) as a flamethrower, there is such a thing as bear spray. It is essentially as you said, "bear mace". It is basically a small canister that attaches to your belt or backpack and shoots a peppery spray up to 30 feet. I think most camping/outdoors stores would sell it.

Just make sure you hit the bear and not yourself, or Plan B might be rendered quite difficult.

And make sure you don't spray against the wind!

10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Hien

Quoting john7buck

Though perhaps less effective (and not as entertaining) as a flamethrower, there is such a thing as bear spray. It is essentially as you said, "bear mace". It is basically a small canister that attaches to your belt or backpack and shoots a peppery spray up to 30 feet. I think most camping/outdoors stores would sell it.

Just make sure you hit the bear and not yourself, or Plan B might be rendered quite difficult.

And make sure you don't spray against the wind!

Yeah, otherwise you will smell like a nice roasted pepper dip. Bears love roasted pepper dip!