This is a discussion on Standing Ground In National Forest within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by SIGguy229 No issues with what you did...But I probably would have moved my campsite elsewhere. Who is to say they didn't plan ...
As others have pointed out, though, some members have jumped straight over to the "string concertina wire across the road, set up a defensive perimeter, and call in an air strike" extreme as if the guys on the ATV had pointed their guns at the two and said, "we're going to drive down this road, turn around, and come back to kill you."
I think the OP did fine, although as others have pointed out if you were genuinely creeped out by the situation you should have moved camp.
Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.
- Mike Tyson
I think it was good to be prepared and a camp move would have been in order for "just in case" reasons, But I for one refuse to run and hide every time someone shows up and acts like a typical person out with their buddies. If you don't know hunting camps, there is ALOT of testostrone running around. JMHO. Safe not Paranoid.
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Glad it turned out OK for you and your GF....... I probably would have moved to another campsite... stay safe..
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If you moved your camp everytime some duffases drive by and creep you out, you'd be moving all the time----that's why I don't go on public land. Having said that, I might have moved, but overall, I think you did well. I too, would have probably moved to cover at the tree line or rocks or whatever to determine their intentions, and have a defendable position, but maybe you didn't have time. Man, that AK gets peoples attention though doesn't it? Hehe
Sometimes I'm worried MORE by those good ole beer drinking boys, than real criminals. Real criminals feast on unarmed sheeple--they want it easy. Sometimes, those "good ole boys" will go back, drink a 12 pack, and then goad one another into going back to your tent and seeing what will happen. Know what I mean? If possible I'd have got waaaay off the trail, so if you hear the ATV coming to your position, you know it is intentional, and plus they can't say they were just using the road/trail.
Having a good looking woman around is a magnet for trouble, usually by no fault of theirs, it just attracts a bad element. Some "new" Cowboys are the worst I've found around home (not real gentlemen cowboys) my Dad called them "steerjockeys" , but now we have the bangers too. I can usually defuse the cowboys, because I'm kinda one myself, and know what to say and how to say it, but with these new types of ganstas, I don't know.
But good job dude. I think the sight of that AK, and the lady OUTof sight was a good thing.
The Ak while universally recognized, sometimes in a bad light, insures recognition of your seriousness.