No bear spray is hotter than frontiersman. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that Bear Attack Deterrent Sprays must contain at least 1.0% Capsaicin and Related Capsaicinoids (CRC, sometimes referred to as Major Capsaicinoids) and no more than 2.0% CRC. CRC does not measure the amount of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) within the formulation. Instead, CRC is the heat bearing and pain producing components of the OC. Frontiersman contains the maximum strength allowed by the EPA and is 50% stronger than our SABRE personal defense sprays which contain approximately 1.33% CRC.