What is a bear banger? Is it like a flash bang? LI'm not under any illusion that even though I try to be as prepared as I can, and always be aware of my surroundings (as well as aware of my dogs and their reactions in a given area) that we could still be attacked by wildlife while in their home. I still dont see why I shouldnt be prepared with at least some of the tools available to me. Most important, I think, is to bring my brainbox along for the hike or camp. I carry bear bangers, bear spray, have the dogs around, and usually bring the short shotgun in my pack as well. I've lived in BC my whole life and encounters with wildlife of all sorts is part of life if you go outdoors here. We have never been attacked yet, but I certainly don't see that as reason enough not to bring along the tools that may help defend us if the circumstance arises and timing allows us to deploy whatever tools we deem necessary. I've never had a house fire, though we keep a fire extinguisher and fire insurance on our home. Dogs have never had rabies though we make sure to keep them vaccinated. To me, these "tools" whether bear spray or a firearm are just part of our "insurance policy" when heading outdoors.
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