Easton, Maryland-based Orion Safety Products introduces a new Bear Deterrent that offers long distance protection.
Field tests in Alaska have demonstrated Orion Bear Deterrent can be effective at 300 feet.
Orion Bear Deterrent is an excellent alternative to bear pepper sprays and other deterrent products, according to a company news release.
“Bear spray and other deterrent products may not work at longer ranges or in all weather conditions,” explained Jay McLaughlin, President Orion Safety Products.
“When bears are close enough to use some of these other products, it can be a terrifying and dangerous situation. Orion Bear Deterrent works at distances as great as 300 feet with both a visual and sound signal to frighten bears away and protect you and your family.”
Though lethal bear attacks are rare, there has been an increase in bear attacks and maulings as more people live in or visit bear habitats according to a 2014 article in National Geographic.
The article suggests that people who live in or visit areas where bear and other large animals live, can educate themselves and take precautions to reduce risk of an attack.
Bear deterrent products are recommended for hunters, campers, hikers, or anyone living in rural areas frequented by bears.
Orion Bear Deterrent offers additional advantages.
It is non-lethal and a safe alternative to weapons, traps and poisons.
Orion Bear Deterrent works in all weather conditions with no risk of fire.
It is lightweight, waterproof, and compact.
A holster is available, so it may be quickly accessed when needed.
Orion Bear Deterrent produces a loud “gunshot” sound, over 120db. It is louder than most audio bear deterrents, and it produces a bright, dynamic flash, and smoke.
This multi-sensory device gives the user a better chance of deterring a bear than a product that only produces a sound, visual alert, or chemical deterrent.
Available at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Gander Mountain, and other outdoor, camping and hunting equipment retailers, the product is also less expensive than most bear deterrent sprays.
Orion Safety Products
Orion Safety Products has been making automotive flares and railway flares (fusees) for nearly a century, originally under the brand name Standard Fusee.
Over the years, the company has grown not only to become one of the world’s leading producer of flares, but also a supplier of a wide selection of related safety products ranging from sound signals and lightsticks to first aid kits.
In November 1997, the company adopted the Orion brand name for all of its safety and signaling products.
Orion flare products are engineered and manufactured in the USA, primarily in three manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
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In many cultures, the bear was looked upon with such reverence that members of the culture were not allowed to speak the word for “bear “.
Instead, they referred to the animal with varied and creative euphamisms.
Several names were used by the Navajo and other native groups—Fine Young Chief, He Who Lives in the Den, and Reared in the Mountains.