We’ve heard many tell us to carry bear spray anytime we hit the hiking trail, go backpacking or camp in bear country. But, does bear pepper spray work as the manufacturers claim or is it a gimmick or scam to just get you to buy it? Do these type of bear deterrents just offer a false sense of security to make you think you’re safe from a bear encounter?
Camping in bear country doesn’t have to be scary! Just as long as you understand bear behavior and how they bears act or react towards people. But, before setting out on your camping trip, know there are important bear safety rules you need to know to keep you and your family safe at your campsite.