Concealed Camping/Hiking

This is a discussion on Concealed Camping/Hiking within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by MountainPacker We're talking about National Forest, not National Park. Carry is fine with the feds in the National Forest in every state. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainPacker View Post
    We're talking about National Forest, not National Park. Carry is fine with the feds in the National Forest in every state. Some states have state regulations against carry there, most don't.
    Not in every state.

    See post #26.


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    Quote Originally Posted by devilc View Post
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    I think you are in error here, as much as I wish you were not.
    US Code is pretty clear.
    All Federal property, whether it's the Great Outdoors or a drab office building that looks like it immigrated from the old Soviet block, is open to the general public, armed or not, unless specifically spelled out in the US Code, agency regulations or site-specific regulations. Weapons are usually included in a mile-long list of prohibited items and actions posted at every public entrance.
    For the trunk of the regulations tree, go to TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 44 > § 930.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonofASniper View Post
    While always on the lookout for 2 legged threats, the 4 legged threat that is starting to become a problem here in Oregon is the mountain lions. We have not had a reported full out attack on a human, yet, but we have had numerous close calls and even some child snatching attempts. Five years ago, we had a 7'11", 200 lbs cat come up in the middle of us. He now makes a fine rug in my house.
    That is true here in Colorado as well. A lot more predatory behavior is exhibited by mountain lions than bears. I'm not sure having a firearm helps much, either. They are very sneaky and typically approach from behind. We've had several non-fatal incidents in the area in the past few years.

    I do a lot of long distance backpacking and it's hard to justify carrying a gun that is large enough to be of any use - my Python is equal in weight to a couple days food so I usually don't take it.

    A child was stolen from a tent and killed by a predatory bear in Utah this past summer. That's a very rare event which might have been prevented if the family had all been together in one tent. Bears eat newborn fawns in the spring and a child is a fawn sized human. Still, when you consider the multitudes of folks that go into the woods every year, it's probably a lot safer than driving a car.

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