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Old 20 May 2019, 18:00
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For those areas where you wish to remain covert, but have an option, I recommend a Bang Stick...

I have some I've used diving (.357 and 12 ga.).

Threaded a 12 ga. stick to the head/handle of a collapseable walking pole, and have carried it in lots of places as a last-ditch weapon...

Cougar, bear, human - it is going to take the fight out of them better than a rock...
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Old 20 May 2019, 19:16
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That's a great idea.
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Old 20 May 2019, 20:46
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That's a great idea.
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Old 20 May 2019, 22:19
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On the other hand... how many law enough officers are you going to run into on the trail and how hard is is to conceal a compact pistol? I've carried during every hiking trip I've done and nobody outside of my party knew.
Just tell Officer Friendly that you thought you saw the hipster you passed a few miles back waving a gun around while drinking a Pabst. Itíll buy you a solid 2 hour head start.
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Old 21 May 2019, 20:56
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If you camp at the overnight areas and shelters most likely your sleeping in other people's piss & shit. It's best to go off trail a piece. At least you'll be out of immediate sight.

If you're day hiking & weight dont matter so much any c/c handgun would work. If you're section hiking or further weight matters a lot. There's lots to chose from. Bear spray to a Taurus Judge.
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Old 22 May 2019, 07:32
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I'd rather be murdered than carry a Judge.
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Old 22 May 2019, 09:55
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I'd rather be murdered than carry a Judge.
LMMFAO...
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Old 22 May 2019, 11:45
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Old 22 May 2019, 11:47
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I'm no fan of the judge either, but it's better than my fist.
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Old 22 May 2019, 11:55
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I'm no fan of the judge either, but it's better than my fist.
“My two fists are named Raquel Welch and Nancy Sinatra - two Knock outs!”
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Friends donít let friends carry non- P7s.
Fixed it for you.
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Old 22 May 2019, 17:04
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Old 22 May 2019, 18:42
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Carry or don't carry - personal choice.

Big knife, little knife, big ass stick - personal choice.

Big thing is situational awareness.

On the AT you may think you are deep in the woods far from civilization but you might be only 50 yards from some back country road with a trail access path every 100 yards.

Somebody who means to do somebody some harm isn't going to hike to the top of Old Baldy and sit and wait for somebody to come by.

Watch your map and watch the people you come into contact with. The vast majority with be day hikers, section hikers or through hikers. When an odd ball shows up they stick out. If you then look like prey you will be their prey. They may have criminal intentions but they ain't stupid. Easier prey will come along before too long.

It may be just me. I can be social as all get out during the day but come making camp time I'm far away from anybody else and well off the trail.

Bears? Keep a clean camp and hang your food bag away from camp. I set out what I need for the night and then hang my pack with food, stove, cloths and everything everything else in the tree. Kinda' easier because you're not packing and repacking every night and morning except for the sleeping gear and the required things before hitting the trail.
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Old 22 May 2019, 22:34
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All good things to consider.

It's been my observation that the people that need to read such as you & others wrote here. . .rarely do.
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Old 23 May 2019, 18:06
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The fella who was murdered was a 16 year Combat Engineer vet who did three tours in Iraq. Suffered some serious PTSD and was hiking the trail to find some peace in nature.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.c25c73911407
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The fella who was murdered was a 16 year Combat Engineer vet who did three tours in Iraq. Suffered some serious PTSD and was hiking the trail to find some peace in nature.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.c25c73911407



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