Gun while hiking

Gun while hiking

This is a discussion on Gun while hiking within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...

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    Gun while hiking

    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 .


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    Sometimes one has to make tough decisions. Do you want to get drunk or be safe ? Can you drink in moderation, a drink or two ? Sorry but when you carry you have to make tough decisions.
    Best of luck and let us know your decision.
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    Small lockbox that you can cable lock to something permanent in your cabin?

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    Drinking and Guns do NOT go together. I suggest leaving it behind, or leaving the booze behind.
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    It wouldn't be a problem in my crowd but generally speaking booze parties and guns are a bad combination. If you are apprehensive about the people you will be with or your own behavior under the influence for god's sake leave the gun locked up somewhere.

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    get a lock box with a cable, leave it behind
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    Drinking and Guns do NOT go together. I suggest leaving it behind, or leaving the booze behind.
    I agree. Either you don't drink, or you don't carry. That's my advice.
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    I agree. Either you don't drink, or you don't carry. That's my advice.
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    If you want to carry, try this instead:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    get a lock box with a cable, leave it behind
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    Small lockbox that you can cable lock to something permanent in your cabin?
    I hadn't thought of that, I could cable lock a box to the bedpost...someone would have to saw through a 9 inch post to get it.....that would allow me to carry before dinner, then again the next day....thanks!!!!

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    Pick one....gun or alcohol. If you don't trust yourself (or others who imbibe), pick one or the other. When you have both, those stories are the ones we read about in the paper (or post in the section: In the News: Good, Bad, and Ugly)
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    Take the slide off the gun and take it with you. Not too many people will steal part of a gun.

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    Like others stated, make a decision, the gun or drinks, but not both. They do not mix.

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    I had some posters that were given away back in the late fifties. GUN POWDER AND ALCOHOL DON'T MIX. They were given away by Segram's. I've always remembered that. Words to live by.
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    A drink or two, I wouldn't worry, a few more...well, I'd lock the gun away. If you're planning on a night of partying...leave the gun at home.
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    Unless you choose the lock box and give the key to a sober, responsible non-party participant, leave the gun at home!

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