Bear Spray vs. Wasp/Hornet Spray???

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Englishmatt, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Been here awhile

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    I've visited Canada several times in the past two years and been asked whether I was carrying pepper spray every time. No mention of bear spray, so I said, "No." My bear spray, which I got at REI, says, "Made in Canada".
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  2. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Many Canadians (and others travelling there) have said that "pepper spray" is not allowed into Canada, but if it is labeled "bear spray" it is just fine. Same stuff, different purpose.

    The wasp spray might not even kill a bear if it were swimming in it. Like jphish said, wasp spray is a poison specifically designed to destroy the nerves on insects.

    Bear spray won't kill the bear, but it will make attacking you so unpleasant that no sane bear would hang around. An insane human might be another story...
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