Marine Flares were way too big to carry along and be anywhere near accessible if needed. Came across some mini flares called Pen Flares, essentially it’s a pen with a spring loaded hammer, you screw on the flare and flip the hammer and boom, flare. They are good for 4-6 seconds of burn, only go 50-60m but better than nothing and they fit into any pocket so they are always handy if needed.
The pack I bought comes with 3 flares and 2 Bear Bangers (suppose to scare off Bears). Came with the package and hope I don’t come across any Bears but hey, now I have a Bear Banger too.