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    Bear bear arms.

    Encountering a bear on the trail isn't exactly fun, but it can be less painful if you're prepared with the Counter Assault Bear Deterrent Spray and Belt Holster. This powerful canister of bear spray lasts for over seven seconds and covers 30 feet, so you don't have to be right in Griz's face for it to be effective, and sits snugly in the hook-and-loop belt holster for easy emergency access.

    • 30-foot spray distance
    • 7.2 second spray duration
    • Hook-and-loop belt holster
    • Item #CTA0001

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    bear country necessity

      I primarily bought this to make my girlfriend feel safe while camping and backpacking. We thankfully haven’t had to put it to use but she likes knowing we have something to defend ourselves against our largest animal friends. It’s really a bear country necessity.

      Saves lives. From bear - and elk

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Always carry a can in the backcountry. I've never had to use it but I know a friend has used it in Alaska and stopped a charging bear. Also talked to several rangers in Yellowstone who have sprayed it a few times to stop aggressive elk. So, you know, not just for bear!

      Sleep tight, don't let the Bears bite!

        Good piece of mind, having one of these next to you while sleeping under the stars. Kind of like an avalanche beacon... You don't want to have to use it, but when you do, you'll be glad you have it! Don't camp near your food, and you shouldn't have any problems!

        Sleep tight, don't let the Bears bite!

        Peace of Mind

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I haven't actually used this yet, but purchased it for a recent backpacking trip for some peace of mind in bear country. I like how it fits into a water bottle pouch on a pack or can be fastened to a belt, both allowing for easy access if needed. The directions it comes with makes it easy to understand how to use it, but even without them it seems pretty self-explanatory.

        Peace of Mind

          Chances are low that I will ever have to use it, but it's good to know it's on you. Small enough to keep somewhere that is easily accessible. Trigger seems simple enough that it won't slow you down in a situation.

          Better to have it and not need it

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          This is great and I have never had to use it! I would like to keep it that way! First, it is reasonably priced, but still gives me the security that I need. The holster has a belt loop and holds the trigger securely., this helps reduce the chance of accidental discharge. It has a glow in the dark tab to show you where you need to slide the safety. Also the nozzle is red so that you do not accidentally shoot it in your own face. Would recommend and will update if I ever need to discharge it :)

          Necessity in the Wild

            Counter Assault makes awesome products to keep you safe in the wild and this Bear Spray is something that I always keep with me whenever I am camping or backpacking way out in the wilderness. I haven't had to use it yet (knock on wood) but if I would ever run into a situation that I would need it, it's always reassuring to know that it's going to do the trick. My friend had to use it the one day I was hiking with him and it's crazy how far it actually sprays as well as works! Overall, it is something that is easy to carry on your side or throw in your bag so why not keep it with you.

            Perfect size, easy to carry with you

              Haven't had to fend off any bears yet, but it's still reassuring to have Counter Assault at your side in the Backcountry. The 8.1oz size is light and compact. Easy to carry on your belt or in the side pocket of your pack. There's a reassuring story on the packaging as well. Apparently the man who invented counter assault also survived a grizzly attack by using it. If that's not a good enough field test for you, I don't know what is.

              Trusted Spray

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              Counter Assault is one of the only bear sprays I will trust and take into bear country. They are proven to be effective and something I will never hike without. Luckily, I have not had to use it yet, although coming up on a grizzly and getting it in hand, ready to spray is quick and easy. It comes with a belt holster to have it right at your disposal, and the safety is very easy to get off.

              Feel free to reach directly out to me with any questions about the spray, or hiking in bear country!

              Never Hike Without It

                In my life I have owned 3 cans of bear spray and wouldn't go hiking in bear country without it. Paired with bear aware knowledge, you can feel secure hiking in the backcountry with counter assault.
                To use properly:
                Check the wind direction - you don't want it to spray back into your face. I have been in the vicinity of someone releasing a can and struggled to breath.
                Wait for the bear to be making moves toward you - there is no need to spray a peaceful bear. Tell it hello and hopefully it will wander away.
                If the bear is aggressive or bluff charging you, this is a great time to go ahead and spray. It is best to make a Z shaped wall in front of you starting with the top. A bear charging typically has its head close to the ground.
                My mom was attached in the 80's and was able to survive because of her bear mace. The Griz pushed her out of the way to get to her friend. After coming to her senses, Mom was able to grab her bearspray, spray the bear, and it immediately left.
                No kidding, this stuff saves lives.
                Don't leave it in your car though! It can explode in high heat and will ruin your car.


                • Familiarity: I've used it several times

                Took this backpacking through Teton National park strapped to the front of my pack with the holster. Stayed secure, was easy to remove quickly. Makes me feel secure in bear country along with my bell and bear canister.