A Guide to Bear Spray in the Backcountry

Seeing a bear in the wild is an exhilarating experience, but it doesn’t come without risk.

If you spend enough time in the backcountry, chances are that you’ll come across a bear in one way or another. Being prepared for an unwanted encounter with a bear is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and others from injury or death.

In this video, we discuss everything you need to know to prepare effectively for a bear encounter with bear expert Chuck Bartlebaugh, Executive Director at the Be Bear Aware Campaign, a nonprofit specializing in bear avoidance and wildlife stewardship safety techniques. The time to sweat the details is now, not when you’re in front of a bear in the wilderness.

Check out the video to learn how to be prepared for encounters with bears in the backcountry with Counter Assault.


This video is sponsored by Counter Assault. Learn more about the brand’s bear spray.