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Your Best Defense In the Wild

Your Best Defense In the Wild

by Philip Monahan In the vast majority of situations, humans and bears coexist peacefully in the wild, and tens of thousands of encounters occur without incident every year. But when bears do become aggressive, you’ve got to react quickly to protect yourself. The best way to do this is to carry a can of bear-deterrent, which sprays concentrated capsaicinoids-the stuff that makes hot peppers hot-to cause irritation in the bear’s eyes, nose, and throat. According to Jon Goodrich, founder of…

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