So I'm thinking about next years hiking trip. We stay at a mountain top lodge overnight which is many trail miles from the car. This lodge puts you up in private but unlocked cabins, serves you dinner and breakfast, then you hike down the next day. I would like to bring my gun with me (all laws allow me to do so)....but here is the problem: we tend to drink a lot a night while there...a lot. While drinking I don't want to have my gun with me....but I don't want to leave it in an unlocked cabin in my pack. My only idea is to unload the gun and keep it with me, and leave the clips with ammo unattended. Does this make sense? Any other ideas? I really want to have the gun with me while hiking (and sober). I guess I could leave it locked in the car....cause the I KNOW the bourbon is coming with me .