After years of nagging and being chided by just about everyone I know, I've agreed to start carrying some spray when I go out in the woods. Besides, everyone laughs at my "bear bells" dangling from my Camelbak so not sure they would do what they're supposed to. I don't want to carry a handgun because of Michigan's weapons red tape related to handguns - and I wouldn't have the slightest problem using a gun and this would likely cause me some grief with the legal system, which I want none of. My husband is most afraid of possible encounters with black bears, I'm much more afraid of homosapiens than animals. I've had no run ins with either so far, but there are more and more people out in the woods it seems and there's some freaks out there for sure and depending on who you ask, I guess I'm one too . Anyway, anyone used this stuff or done any research as to which brands are the best?