Never had any issues in camp, other than some strange noises that wake you up (and sometimes keep you up). Only real scare I've had was hiking back to the truck well after dark one night. During the hike out, I kept seeing eyes off the side of the trail. I made it about 3 miles and was maybe 1/4 mile from the truck when I saw they eyes again, but this time they stopped. Turned my light on high and here sits a mountain lion 25ft away ready to pounce. Grabbed the pistol and yelled a few times before firing a warning shot directly in front of it. The cat never moved! Two more shots and it still hadn't moved. We had a stare down for what seemed like 5 minutes (probably only a minute) before it finally turned and walked away.