This year my elk trip to Idaho became a solo trip.my buddy that I've gone with the last 2 years had to bail. This is my 3rd trip elk hunting and first trip by myself. The area I go to is a 3 mile hike from the truck and the other 2 years we have only seen 3 other hunters in the area. I feel confident in the area about seeing elk and getting on them as we have had numerous opportunities but for one reason or another didn't get it done. The first year was a little scary going out west and experiencing the wild country with no idea what to expect. I know what I am getting into now but my question is how many people go solo and what are any suggestions for a first time solo trip. I will admit the first year we had a tent and I slept ok but the next year to cut weight we had a kelty tarp and I had a he'll of a time sleeping as we had a black bear come in to camp just as we got there at dark.sleeping is one of my big hangups about going solo any advice would be great.