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Best bear spray holster?
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scndwfstlhntng 26-Feb-24
fuzzy 26-Feb-24
tobywon 26-Feb-24
kokosing 26-Feb-24
scndwfstlhntng 26-Feb-24
Buckdeer 26-Feb-24
Bowaddict 26-Feb-24
Beendare 26-Feb-24
Scrappy 27-Feb-24
Pop-r 29-Feb-24
26-Feb-24
I have no practical experience being an east coast hunter. Wife and I are going to be hiking Alaska day trails in mid June wearing light backpacks. Bear spray advised wherever I look, so will carry one each. I would believe that a spray can holster would be sensible to get at it quickly if needed. Can I get some advise please. I would prefer not to spend a lot of money on an item that will not likely be used after my 2 week trip. If there are different styles , places to attach them (pack, chest,waist, belt?) please comment. I have to believe that just about every hunting gear, backpack maker, and hiker oriented company has something to offer.

From: fuzzy
26-Feb-24
I can recommend a fella who made me a custim shoulder rig for my 1911s

From: tobywon
26-Feb-24
When I went to Yellowstone/Tetons a few years back, you could rent bear spray at Jackson Hole airport. Not sure if that option is available for you where you are flying into Alaska. Since you mentioned not spending a lot of money and not likely needing it after the two weeks, if renting is an option might want to consider. It also eliminates air travel with it as well. To answer your initial question, the belt holster was what I preferred and it also had a sturdy metal clip that could attach anywhere you wanted it.

From: kokosing
26-Feb-24
Son and I drove to alaska this summer. We camped out in a tent going thru Canada as there is no places to stay. He used a back pocket arrow quiver on his belt, and I used water bottle holster. If you can rent bear spray do it don't buy, it's has a shelf life.

26-Feb-24
Thanks guys. This is certainly more than I knew. Since asking I went on line and check Walmart to find a large variety of options, sizes and many with holsters right in the package. One way or another, it will be money that has to be spent and hopefully a total waste of money (except from the sense of security and ya gotta do what ya gotta do) :).

From: Buckdeer
26-Feb-24
We saw lots of hikers and joggers carrying spray,some were horizontal on belt lower back

From: Bowaddict
26-Feb-24

Bowaddict 's embedded Photo
Bowaddict 's embedded Photo
I have a simple nylon chest holster that came with the bear spray. I’m pretty sure you can still get them that way. I love mine, it’s out of the way but easily accessible. Best pic I could find wearing it.

From: Beendare
26-Feb-24

Beendare's embedded Photo
Doesn’t blow back in your face incapacitating you…and it works in a tent
Beendare's embedded Photo
Doesn’t blow back in your face incapacitating you…and it works in a tent
How bout this one- grin

From: Scrappy
27-Feb-24
Whatever town your flying into call some of the outdoor stores there ahead of time. I know in Wyoming some of them have a boxs full of them other hikers have left to pass forward since you can't fly with it I believe.

As far as holsters go, I've had no real issues with the ones that come in the package. Doesn't really matter since most bear attack accounts start out with I never even got my hand on my pistol or bear spray.

From: Pop-r
29-Feb-24
I personally wouldn't want it anywhere around where it might possibly spray me in the face. It's BAD stuff! That chest holster is the last way I would carry any although I've pretty much stopped carrying it and went to the real deal.

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