Are we sure the predators are four legged animals?I'd recommend going with the larger (mini fire-extinguisher sized) canister of dedicated Bear Pepperspray. Such a spray usually comes with a holster, and has enough content to spray a very wide area in case you encounter more than one dangerous critter. Such as a pack of wolves. For that reason, I'd recommend staying away from gels. Those are great for one predator. But not multiple ones.
Thanks for the thought. I'm considering maybe just changing where I walk to.another trail that is super wide and well maintained.If you go with bear spray get a good one like counter assault. If it doesn’t stop whatever you spray it at then it’s just meant to be your time to get attacked. Good luck and I hope you have many many many more miles of walking ahead of you
I've oftentimes taught beginner students on self-defense.Spray is a tricky thing to use, you may get some of it back at yourself, not something you want durings an encounter with a wildlife. there are other means besides a gun, not as effective but maybe just enough to get away, in combination with a bright flashlight. We do not know if wildlife he encounters is aggressive, or whether or not he wants to hurt it.
good bear spray launches about 20-40 feet. Some of the cheap stuff just mists out a cloud.Oh I absolutely agree, you have to hurt/cause pain, what i'm saying is spray may backfire on you, other means i meant other means that hurt, for op gun is not an option, but other means maybe are, i just don't think this thread will go on for much longer if we start discussing those.