Trust me, if you are on a mountain in the wind, IT WILL BLOW BACK IN YOUR FACE!!! and you will make a nice snack
The evidence just does not support your claim:
"As for the wind, Smith reported that in "7 percent of bear spray incidents, wind was reported to have interfered with spray accuracy, although it reached bears in every case
"Ninety-eight percent were uninjured
by bears in close-range encounters," they concluded. The few
that were injured suffered minor wounds
Clearly, Smith said, the stuff works.
Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2008/04/20/381252...#storylink=cpy
a Soldatna AK man got very lucky with a CNS hit on a charging 1/2 starved old brownie.
I will take the No fatalities, No serious injuries, with or without wind, in Alaska every time that it has been used than just wish to be "lucky".
That said, I do carry either one or a combination of: a rifle, shotgun with slugs, handgun as back up year round. In the Winter, when it is really cold, I leave the spray at home; no need to have it explode while on my person. Only then do I rely on a firearm as my primary defense considering bears, which are not true hibernators.