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(Anchorage Daily News)   From today's 'Only in Alaska' files: Store evacuated after forklift driver accidentally punctures a can of bear spray   (adn.com) divider line 39
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2014-08-22 02:03:05 AM  
Good call subby, 'cause everybody knows Alaska is the only state where bear repellent can be purchased.
 
2014-08-22 02:10:35 AM  
My son just accused me of puncturing a can of bear spray.

I blamed it on the dog.
 
2014-08-22 02:10:55 AM  
many bear repellants are pepper based so...yah...I'm sure that was an extreme irritant for everyone involved.
 
2014-08-22 07:37:32 AM  
Anything to keep Palin away.
 
2014-08-22 07:40:25 AM  
At least the store is bear free now.
 
2014-08-22 07:49:48 AM  
Ah, thrift store. Those places are full of people who couldn't work anywhere else, and they gave this guy a forklift.
 
2014-08-22 08:07:18 AM  
Klaus moved to Alaska?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-08-22 08:08:26 AM  
img.fark.net

He tried to kill me with a forklift...

*but not in this way, but puncturing a can of bear spray.
 
2014-08-22 08:13:13 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-22 08:15:40 AM  
Not being accustomed to bear spray, I thought it may have been a bear attractant spray rather than an irritant.
 
2014-08-22 08:15:50 AM  

d23: [img.fark.net image 276x183]

He tried to kill me with a forklift...

*but not in this way, but puncturing a can of bear spray.


Ole!


"Carl Jerue, manager at the Value Village"

The Dollar Store is for those hoity-toity-lower 48-ers.
 
2014-08-22 08:25:01 AM  
I read that as "BEER spray".
 
2014-08-22 08:28:29 AM  
www.wearysloth.com
 
2014-08-22 08:29:52 AM  
Clearly subby has never been sprayed by a bear while evacuating.
 
2014-08-22 08:32:50 AM  
I thought subby was making some sort of gay reference, then read the article which completely confused me.

/need sleep
 
2014-08-22 08:36:18 AM  

LeroyB: I read that as "BEER spray".


So did I! What a nifty way to consume beer.
 
2014-08-22 08:38:19 AM  
So they have aerosol based bears now?
 
2014-08-22 08:52:37 AM  
Never heard of bear spray.  A repellent, I guess.  Stinky.
 
2014-08-22 08:53:21 AM  

Kristoph57: d23: [img.fark.net image 276x183]

He tried to kill me with a forklift...

*but not in this way, but puncturing a can of bear spray.

Ole!


"Carl Jerue, manager at the Value Village"

The Dollar Store is for those hoity-toity-lower 48-ers.


shiat, Value Village is hoity-toity up in Fairbanks.  I give you the Alaska Dollar Plus.  You know the place sells quality goods when it's sign is hand painted plywood like that.
 
2014-08-22 08:55:59 AM  

Alphax: Never heard of bear spray.  A repellent, I guess.  Stinky.


Think of it as pepper spray in a fire extinguisher.  That a certain percentage of bears actually like.  They pretty much think that spray is seasoning.
 
2014-08-22 08:57:41 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: At least the store is bear free now.


Lisa, I'd like to buy your forklift punctured can of beer spray
 
2014-08-22 08:59:15 AM  

devildog123: Alphax: Never heard of bear spray.  A repellent, I guess.  Stinky.

Think of it as pepper spray in a fire extinguisher.  That a certain percentage of bears actually like.  They pretty much think that spray is seasoning.


11 herbs and spices for hikers...
 
2014-08-22 09:05:37 AM  

Alphax: Never heard of bear spray.  A repellent, I guess.  Stinky.


Bear spray is pepper spray and it burns, not stinks.

If you are anti-gun but would like a good method of self-defense I'd recommend this.
 
2014-08-22 09:09:20 AM  

devildog123: Kristoph57: d23: [img.fark.net image 276x183]

He tried to kill me with a forklift...

*but not in this way, but puncturing a can of bear spray.

Ole!


"Carl Jerue, manager at the Value Village"

The Dollar Store is for those hoity-toity-lower 48-ers.

shiat, Value Village is hoity-toity up in Fairbanks.  I give you the Alaska Dollar Plus.  You know the place sells quality goods when it's sign is hand painted plywood like that.


[sigh]

I miss living in Fairbanks...

/gazes wistfully
 
2014-08-22 09:10:51 AM  
The Alaska State Department of Fish and Game is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen and golfers to take extra precautions and keep alert for bears while hiking.
They advise people to wear noise producing devices such as little bells on their clothing to alert but not startle the bear unexpectedly. They also advise carrying pepper spray in case of an encounter with a bear.
It is also a good idea to watch for fresh signs of bear activity and know the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings.
Black bear droppings are smaller and contain berries and possibly squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear droppings have little bells in them and smell like pepper spray
 
2014-08-22 09:32:10 AM  
A friend of mine kept one of those in her car in college in case of a crisis (Baltimore: shiat happens) and it leaked on her over a weekend.  Had to leave the car open for days on end for it to air out, had it gone over by detailing shops, the works.  Took about a month before getting into the car didn't make your eyes water.
 
2014-08-22 09:50:39 AM  
At least he did not hit the can of Axe body spray.
 
2014-08-22 10:01:33 AM  
Pepper spray is outlawed by the Geneva Convention, but we can still use it on bears. Why do we hate bears?!?!?!?!?
 
2014-08-22 10:26:37 AM  

d23: [img.fark.net image 276x183]

He tried to kill me with a forklift...

*but not in this way, but puncturing a can of bear spray.


How could anyone want to kill Ken!
 
2014-08-22 10:27:42 AM  

fireclown: A friend of mine kept one of those in her car in college in case of a crisis (Baltimore: shiat happens) and it leaked on her over a weekend.  Had to leave the car open for days on end for it to air out, had it gone over by detailing shops, the works.  Took about a month before getting into the car didn't make your eyes water.


I carry a big can of this while cycling. It works on other critters too. There was a dog that came after me several times on my regular commute route. After blasting it for the third time I think it finally learned its lesson. Last time we crossed paths, it turned and ran away.
 
2014-08-22 10:49:40 AM  

TwowheelinTim: fireclown: A friend of mine kept one of those in her car in college in case of a crisis (Baltimore: shiat happens) and it leaked on her over a weekend.  Had to leave the car open for days on end for it to air out, had it gone over by detailing shops, the works.  Took about a month before getting into the car didn't make your eyes water.

I carry a big can of this while cycling. It works on other critters too. There was a dog that came after me several times on my regular commute route. After blasting it for the third time I think it finally learned its lesson. Last time we crossed paths, it turned and ran away.


www.cyclesportandfitness.com
Bear spray is a bit of overkill, and the cans are really big and bulky.  You might want to look into some of this stuff.   My grandfather was a mail carrier for about 40 years and for the dogs that he didn't win over with dog treats, he swore by the stuff.  It's kind of a cycling hobby standard.  I've only had to use it once, most dogs will stop chasing if you hit them in the snout with a blast of water from your bottle.
 
2014-08-22 10:54:03 AM  
Came for pics of "this is my bear spray" in calibers starting with .454

Leaving disappointed.
 
2014-08-22 11:16:23 AM  

Giltric: Came for pics of "this is my bear spray" in calibers starting with .454

Leaving disappointed.


I use AK Glock 47 bear spray.
 
2014-08-22 11:20:27 AM  
once i worked in a tobacco store, and I accidentally hit the bear repellent under the counter, and it emptied itself.

I evacuated the store, and then I waited outside for the rest of the day for customers and would go in with a towel wrapped around my head to get their products, ring them up, etc.

it was farking miserable.
 
2014-08-22 11:25:08 AM  

fireclown: Bear spray is a bit of overkill, and the cans are really big and bulky.


I won't argue this, but I don't carry water bottles, and I already had the bear repellent. Besides, the Halt is only .35% OC. The bear repellent is 2.0%. It stops dogs in their tracks, and I derive pleasure from thinking about dog's person giving the dog a pat or hug and getting it all over themselves. Irresponsible pet owners suck.
 
2014-08-22 12:32:35 PM  

LeroyB: I read that as "BEER spray".


www.strangefarmer.com
 
2014-08-22 01:24:31 PM  
I keep a can around for Jehovah Witnesses.

they still talk about God though ..

"GOD IT BURNS! GOD IT HURTS".
 
2014-08-22 01:46:06 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: So they have aerosol based bears now?


Yup. From the same fine mad scientists who brought you "Can O' Man"!

/SPOOOON!!!
 
2014-08-22 07:14:08 PM  

darth_badger: I keep a can around for Jehovah Witnesses.

they still talk about God though ..

"GOD IT BURNS! GOD IT HURTS".


I hear that in the voice of the D-Day beach lander that Wade the medic was trying to stem the bleeding of his arm/shoulder wound in the opening scenes of 'Saving Private Ryan.'
 
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