Monthly Archives: August 2013

Prepare with Bear Mace

I’ve been looking into homes in the Northern Arkansas area of the Ozarks.  And, one thing has become abundantly clear:  if we move there, I will have to prepare my home with some Bear Mace.

Brown Bears are all over the Ozarks, I’m finding out.  And, since I’m moving there to hike and bike and fish, I’ll certainly need to be prepared for the case of coming face to face with a bear.  But, I also have to make sure I’m prepared at home.  I could be taking my trash out to the can to find one of mother nature’s wonderful creatures staring me in the face.

This scenario happens daily across the US and I know for a fact that very few people in encounter prone areas are prepared for a face to face encounter with a bear.  I won’t be a stastic!

– by E Harris

Pepper Spray is Highly Effective

Okay, so we need a self defense weapon that works.  Works on everyone.  Stun guns work on some people.  Taser guns work on some people.  But, Pepper Spray works on everyone!  So, now we just need to identify which defense spray we’ll carry and be able to access when we need it so we can provide the protection we need.

When looking into pepper sprays, determine which formula you feel the most comfortable with.  There are sprays, fogs,  gels and foams.  Once you’ve determined this, determine which type of dispenser you’ll not only feel the most comfortable with, but more importantly, that you’ll actually CARRY with you where ever you go.  All too often, people buy weapons for protection, but leave them at home or in their car and don’t have them when they really need them.

Pepper Guns, Pepper Spray Canisters of all sizes, some with disable pins, Cans of Pepper Spray.  There are many types.   Do the research, buy it, keep it with you and know you’re protected.  You will find all types of these weapons on sale now at

– by E Harris


Is a Small Pepper Spray Dispenser Effective

This is a question we get asked often.  And, truly, more is not necessarily better when it comes to pepper spray.

Whether you have a large or a small can of pepper spray, the spray is still the same.  And, generally, it doesn’t take much defense spray on someone’s face to get them to back off, hack, wheeze, cry and just plain give up.  So, having a huge can of pepper spray, that, quite honestly, gets left in the car or at home because its too obtrusive to carry is not effective at all.  But, having a small can of pepper spray on your keychain, which generally gets taken with you where ever you go, can be quite effective.

One thing that you WILL want to pay attention to when purchasing your pepper spray is the distance it shoots.  And, yes, some of the smaller ones don’t shoot quite as far.  So, do compare that statistic on the product to ensure you’re getting something you feel comfortable with.  But, don’t overcompensate on distance only to find you have something you won’t carry and won’t have when you need it.

– by E Harris


Best Pepper Spray

Which pepper spray is best?  Fact is, it doesn’t really matter.  I know, there will be people who say, “yes, but technically, this one is hotter than that one making it the better choice.”

And, while they’re right…..technically, virtually ALL pepper sprays on the market are highly effective.  They’re hotter than hell and cause intense pain.  Even the cheapest ones.  Even expired ones are still generally quite effective, not that I’m suggesting you rest your safety on an expired pepper spray.

But, my point is this, Wildfire Pepper Spray is, after having tested most pepper sprays on the market, technically the best pepper spray, based on heat.  And, if all other things are equal, this is the brand I’d recommend.  But, if the dispensers are not as convenient for you as another brand, then, by all means, get the other brand.  For instance, the DeFuser Pepper Spray with Disable Pin offers a unique type of protection with the addition of its disable pin.  Its the only pepper spray WITH a disable pin.  If this is a feature that is important to you, then, blow off the fact that the DeFuser is rated slighly less hot….Why?  Because its still so freaking hot that anyone hit with the stuff CANNOT continue doing anything but hack, cough, cry and wheeze.  They’re mentally confused and you’re safe.

So, again, the best pepper spray is the one you’ll carry and feel most comfortable with.

– by E Harris