[cdt-l] cdt-l Digest, Vol 41, Issue 38

Linda and Gene mountainbliss at alltel.net
Wed Mar 28 19:43:23 CDT 2007


Re:  Pepper Spray - Where is a good place to buy Counter Assault bear spray? 
Can we carry Counter Assault with us into Canada?  If not, what alternatives 
do we have with bear spray if starting in Canada?
Flat Feet
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> From: "Lawton Grinter" <lawtong at hotmail.com>
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> I carried the 8.1 oz can of Counter Assault bear spray from the Canadian
> Border to Lander, Wyoming . . . which is where you will finally emerge 
> from
> Grizzly country for good.  The Wind River Range in Wyoming represents the
> southernmost extent of Grizzly territory on the CDT.  Unfortunately Lander
> is approximately 1,100 miles into the hike and that´s a long stretch to
> carry a 1/2 pound canister of bear spray . . . but it is what it is . . .
> and I´d do it again if I were hiking the trail this year.  Grizzlies are
> serious serious business and the Counter Assault bear spray products have
> saved lives.  It was a pretty easy decision for me to carry one.
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> -Disco
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> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 23:15:51 -0500
> From: "doug-sue1" <doug-sue1 at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Pepper Spray?
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> You can buy a practice can at about 1/2 the price- give you a good feel of 
> the product, anyway.
>
> I carried Counter Assault, too.
> -RedDoug
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>  From: Bob Bankhead
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>  Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 3:03 PM
>  Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Pepper Spray?
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>  I've carried CounterAssault for years in Grizzly country. Never run into 
> one yet (knocks on wood).
>
>  Just a suggestion: buy two, one complete with a holster and the other 
> without .
>  Take one out and practice with it. Face to face with a bear is not the 
> time to be trying to figure out how it works.
>
>  CHECK THE WIND DIRECTION FIRST
>  Learn how to draw it and how to remove AND securely replace the safety 
> again. When you're comfortable with that, test-fire it several times in 
> the approved manner so you know what the coverage and range are like. 
> Short bursts are best. Continue testing until the cylinder is empty, then 
> dispose of it.
>
>  Carry the 2nd cylinder with you on your trek.
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>  Wandering Bob
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