- Feb 24, 2012
Ive asked opinions of this on other forums, but i wonder if there will be a different sentiment here. do you carry a side arm while backpack hunting? i personally have stopped carrying one on all my trips but still take one on occasion. to me there dead weight.lots of guys think that its crazy to go archery hunting in the back country with out one but really a lightweight side arm is more of a security blanket than anything else IMO. little hand gun calibers aren't going to even phase a charging bear.my dad always said you carry a hand gun to shoot your self with before the bear got to you because that's about all there good for out there. what say you?