Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bear Attacks and Protecting Yourself

Terri Frana received 30 staples in her scalp and 10 stitches in her forehead after a 200 pound black bear attacked her in the driveway of her home in central Florida. She said while it was not uncommon to see bears in the neighborhood “unfortunately, she had gotten too comfortable with them being around.” Luckily for Frana she will make a full recovery and is thankful to be alive.

Wildlife officials have noted that since 2009 the reports of bears coming into contact with people in central Florida has more than doubled. They have said that it is uncommon for bears to attack humans but that the bears’ movement will increase during this time of year due to the ending of their winter hibernation.

What does this mean for the average person?  Bears are coming out of hibernation.  If you are in the area of bears, be prepared and cautious while you are outside your home.  A bear spray such as Frontiersman Bear Attack Deterrent would not only serve as a constant reminder to stay vigilant but as an efficient first line of defense in the case of a bear attack.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Pepper Spray Laws: Big change may be coming to Massachusetts

Buying pepper spray in the state of Massachusetts is likely to get a whole lot easier.  Last Tuesday The House committee voted 142-0 to pass a bill that would allow anyone over the age of 18 to purchase pepper spray without a Firearms Identification Card. Presently, in order to purchase pepper spray you have to go to the police station, pay $25 dollars ($100 for out of state) and fill out an application for a Firearms Identification Card. The wait for approval is typically several days but in some cases could turn into a month or even longer. The final bill will be presented separately to both the House and Senate for approval and then to Gov. Deval Patrick for his signature.

For those involved in abusive relationships, the difference between immediate access to pepper spray and having to wait a day could mean the difference between life and death. While lawmakers know that more needs to be done to protect victims and prosecute batterers they agree that this is a huge improvement over current laws and a great first step in changing the lives of women and other victims across the state.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Purchasing Pepper Spray? Read this first!

At first glance, all pepper sprays may seem alike.  However, a disturbing study done by the University of Utah revealed that that’s not always the case.  In fact, 30% of the time pepper sprays sold by brands other than SABRE have proven to be ineffective in warding off attacks from aggressors. 

The active ingredient in pepper spray that causes temporary pain, involuntary eye closure and respiratory effects upon contact is the Major Capsaicinoids of the Oleoresin Capsicum (OC), which is contracted from hot peppers.  Like all produce, hot peppers are affected by the ever-changing environment.  The amount of sunlight, precipitation, and soil nutrients can impact the strength and potency of hot peppers – therefore causing varying levels of the Major Capsaicinods within OC.

That’s why SABRE has added the High Performance Liquid Chromatography Laboratory (HPLC) to our factory.  Every batch of raw OC is analyzed in the HPLC Laboratory before it gets added to our Maximum Strength Pepper Spray Formulation.  If the OC doesn’t meet our stringent heat regulations, we’ll intensify the OC concentration until it does.  This analysis is the only one in the industry that can truly ensure that every SABRE pepper spray will be effective upon deployment; a guarantee that NONE of our competitors can give you. 

Don’t be a victim.  Protect yourself with the only product that has invested in HPLC technology – SABRE RED.  When it comes to the safety of you and your loved ones, why take any chances?