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Watch: How to Master Your Bear Spray

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There’s no better way to ward off a charging bear than with bear spray. Study after study (including one by the Forest Service) has come to the same conclusion. Learn how and when to deploy your bear mace with these tips from BACKPACKER Skills Editor Corey Buhay.

Photo text: Frontiersman Bear Attack Deterrent