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Old 07-15-2016, 10:44 AM   #21
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Yes, take bear spray if doing any type of hiking in Yellowstone or outside in Shoshone or Custer National forests; however, make sure it is:
  • EPA approved bear spray
  • Is a decent size container
  • From a reputable firm
  • And you read on how to use it.

(And before the jokes come, I have used it, and it works, and know a few park and NF rangers who have use it and it worked.)

Here's a decent link to read, that covers the four big sellers...
Best Bear Spray Reviews |

Some other decent reading on use....

I have carried UDAP, and Counter Assault. Counter Assault is what I used in so I know it works and it has the largest container.

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