As long as you're hiking in bear country, you should carry bear spray for personal defense.
Hikers, be aware of aggressive bears as you visit national parks. The chances are pretty low of you being attacked by a black bear, but you never know when these beautiful creatures are ready to tap into their predator instincts.
You should prepare for the worst-case scenario. A good bear deterrent will give you time to get to safety after you encounter a bear. Of course, you only need to use bear spray in the case of self-defense.
SABRE Frontiersman Bear Spray
If you've ever been in the market for some bear spray, then you've probably heard of SABRE Frontiersman. It's a popular bear spray for hikers and backpackers that visit national parks frequently. This canister comes with a holster, so there's some incentive to keep it close when you're out in the backcountry.
- EPA approved
- Effective against black, brown, and polar bears
- Fires up to 30 feet away
Pepper spray will not get the job done. Hopefully you don't ever have to use bear spray, but you'll have some peace of mind knowing you have a can on you. Choose between a can with a belt holster or chest holster, and keep it there while you're hiking.