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Dave

 

You one funny dude....and while we're speaking of Bears lets not forget to check the expiry date on the can. I checked mine last night and it needs to be replaced.

 

May look for a new knife this year...the one I have works but I think one with a larger blade would make me feel better. So lets recap here and determine what Vince carries on his hip pack: he carries a water bottle, a knife, a wading staff and bear spray and this does not include stuff in the hip pack (phone, GPS, keys, a snack, bug spray, a cigar or two, wallet) etc. Total weight.....500 pounds or so it seems after a full day of full contact stream fishing.

 

Vince

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Vince can not take the snack as it could be constrod that you may be baiting for bears. that should lite'n load by 300lbs.

Knife with blade longer than 16inches not legal either. So again you have lite'n the load.

 

See you tonight Vince

 

Tight lines Always

Dennis S :fish_jump:

NLFT&F

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You one funny dude....and while we're speaking of Bears lets not forget to check the expiry date on the can. I checked mine last night and it needs to be replaced.

Vince, when I post the video of the Brown Bear getting ready to charge me up at Dolberg... you won't ever wanna go back there. :whootwhoo:

 

The fish cleaning station after the long weekend crowd went through, all four containers were full up with fish guts. And, some others cleaned 15 fish up at the water pump the next day... nuh-ice.

 

Anyways, I actually had to release my expired can of bear spray later that evening on a wandering skunk. Yes... I'd encourage you to check the expiry dates on your can (I knew that one was expired and had planned to fire it off... just had a chance to use it more effectively)... still it packed quite a STING even when I accidentally rubbed my eye a few hours later. It was cool to see the spray go off, and ACTUALLY know how close you NEED TO BE for it to be effective. YOU'D BE AMAZED HOW CLOSE!

 

So... buy a can to carry... when expired replace it... and fire the old one off just to know what your safety buffer is. Again, you'd be amazed... IT AIN"T MUCH!

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So... buy a can to carry... when expired replace it... and fire the old one off just to know what your safety buffer is. Again, you'd be amazed... IT AIN"T MUCH!

Just think what it would be with the wind in your face.

Why would you have to spray your can into a skunks eyes?

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RangerBob

 

The first thing I do at the start of every year is to check expiry dates on my Mustang inflatable vest as well as the date on the bear spray. Just bought a new can of bear spray yesterday and as CO2 cartridge is now in the expiry zone I need to find a re-arm kit. I, for one, never go stream fishing without the spray and never fish a lake without my inflatable vest.

 

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