Twenty five plus years ago whenever I was out in the woods say 15-20 miles from town I would OC my 357s in shoulder rigs mostly as that was the most comfy. I had my CC back then and would sometimes have my bug under my coat or vest in a cross draw rig on my belt. I would seldom see someone unarmed. I never had cause for concern from someone running away from me crying he's got a GUN!! Back then no one knew what a cell phone was.
Even when I was going to Rendezvous I always took at least 2 modern handguns with me. Just cuz. Ain't no way I wanna draw an empty .36cal Sheriffs model on a possible BG. And that's a fact Jack!