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desertgirl
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Firearm alternatives

Post by desertgirl » Oct 27 2003 3:35 pm

I have seen quite a few who "pack" firearms : rambo : .... I don't see the point if your firearm is at the bottom of your pack....what ever is after you is going to get you long before you get what you are "packing"!

Has any one had any experiences with Mace or similar deterents ? I think these would work very akin to .22 -- enrage !

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Re: Firearm alternatives

Post by mlandman » Nov 22 2008 10:12 am

I do not think there is a good alternitive, if a firearm is needed. I have carried my sidearm (compact S&W 45) in the Sedona wilderness (http://hikearizona.com/t2008/11/22/4852 ... 298-03.jpg) tucked into my packs hip belt pocket. I was told that there were mountian lions in the area, so better safe than sorry, I was solo after all. On the 3 day trip, I met no lions, but I did meet a pack of rangers. They made no comment about my clearly visable pistol.
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Re: Firearm alternatives

Post by azbackpackr » Nov 22 2008 3:35 pm

mlandman wrote:They made no comment about my clearly visable pistol.
They'd have been totally out of line if they had mentioned it. You were not breaking any law, unless you're a felon!
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Re: Firearm alternatives

Post by nonot » Nov 23 2008 4:00 pm

The time from you seeing a mountain lion running at you, unholster your weapon, hoo hoo poker it, aim it, and fire it...then the mountain lion has either already begun snacking on you or was a very sick mountain lion to begin with.

Besides, mountain lions only attack small women and children unless they are rabid. You might as well take a portable lightning avoidance system based on the statistics of one attacking you.

Edit: typo rapid/rabid
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Re: Firearm alternatives

Post by Jeffshadows » Nov 23 2008 4:08 pm

nonot wrote:The time from you seeing a mountain lion running at you, unholster your weapon, hoo hoo poker it, aim it, and fire it...then the mountain lion has either already begun snacking on you or was a very sick mountain lion to begin with.

Besides, mountain lions only attack small women and children unless they are rapid. You might as well take a portable lightning avoidance system based on the statistics of one attacking you.
This goes for almost everything except bear, as a matter of fact...
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Re: Firearm alternatives

Post by skatchkins » Nov 24 2008 9:36 am

Jeff MacE wrote: This goes for almost everything except bear, as a matter of fact...
Tis why I don't hike with females.
At least that's the story I'm sticking to.
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Re: Firearm alternatives

Post by mlandman » Nov 24 2008 1:31 pm

nonot wrote:The time from you seeing a mountain lion running at you, unholster your weapon, hoo hoo poker it,
Striker fire. If I am wrestling, it gives me a chance.

Does someone make a light weight lightning avoidance device? :lol: I'd take that along too!
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Re: Firearm alternatives

Post by Al_HikesAZ » Nov 24 2008 1:44 pm

mlandman wrote:. . .Does someone make a light weight lightning avoidance device? :lol: I'd take that along too!
The simplest is a hiking partner carrying all the metal. :lol: Maybe that's why I hike alone so often.
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Re: Firearm alternatives

Post by te_wa » Nov 24 2008 1:50 pm

mlandman wrote:Does someone make a light weight lightning avoidance device?
nope, but i have a lightning attraction device, called a carbon fiber hiking pole. but then, lightning strikes only make me hike faster
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skatchkins wrote:Tis why I don't hike with females.
yeah, but hiking with someone slower than me keeps the bears occupied.. :D
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