When I was at the trading post at the bottom of Mt. Whitney I saw a few people buying and walking around with bear spray. I have spent a fair few nights in bear country and with no issues. I thought it was interesting that these people were carrying spray and we were only in Black Bear land, no Grizzlies. I did see a Black Bear but didn’t feel in danger. I wonder if the people with the spray were also taking precautions with how they stored their food so as not to attract bears? I’ve always thought that being smart when in bear country is the best prevention. What are your thoughts?

When I was at the trading post at the bottom of Mt. Whitney I saw a few people buying and walking around with bear spray. I have spent a fair few nights in bear country and with no issues. I thought it was interesting that these people were carrying spray and we were only in Black Bear land, no Grizzlies. I did see a Black Bear but didn’t feel in danger. I wonder if the people with the spray were also taking precautions with how they stored their food so as not to attract bears? I’ve always thought that being smart when in bear country is the best prevention. What are your thoughts?

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  1. stands-under-colors reblogged this from wilddirt
  2. metalcools said: Lol, my dad just bought that
  3. thetintinprojection said: Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance. I use that in everything, including bear safety, just because you camp safely and properly in bear country doesn’t mean you don’t run the risk like anyone else. I carry bear spray when in bear country.
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