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how to carry while backpacking

This is a discussion on how to carry while backpacking within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; going backpacking this weekend just got my permit yesterday Have no idea how i can carry concealed with a backpack on in a place i ...

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    how to carry while backpacking

    going backpacking this weekend
    just got my permit yesterday
    Have no idea how i can carry concealed with a backpack on in a place i can get to without having to take off backpack


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    For me, the Wilderness Safepacker does very well with the backpack:

    http://store.thewilderness.com/index...14c72808cfe2eb

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    First, do you have to carry concealed where you are going? Sometimes in areas that are also used for hunting you don't have to conceal. If you must conceal why won't your normal mode of carry work? The backpack is after all on your back. It does restrict your arm movement but not entirely. It would mean some practice to get adjusted to it but I don't think it is unusable that way.

    By the way, congratulations on getting your permit.
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    I've struggled with this... to no avail. That darned hip belt on the backpack was always in the wrong place.
    I finally just gave up and bought a nylon (Uncle MIke's type) holster with a retaining strap and attached it the my backpack hip belt. I positioned at ~ 4 :30 . This kept it "mostly" out of view to all of the casual lookers.... Just my experience.... mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson View Post
    For me, the Wilderness Safepacker does very well with the backpack:

    http://store.thewilderness.com/index...14c72808cfe2eb

    Matt, is the safepacker carried fanny pack style, attached to your belt?? I've bee interested in this thing for hiking and backpacking but the info on the website doesn't make it clear to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    Matt, is the safepacker carried fanny pack style, attached to your belt?? I've bee interested in this thing for hiking and backpacking but the info on the website doesn't make it clear to me.
    It has a large adjustable loop on the back. It fits well on the hip belt of both of my large packs.

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    I have an internal frame pack that has a wide hip belt. On the outside of the belt is a zipper mesh pouch that can store a small auto. Other times I just carry OWB.
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    I carry non concealed, but us a drop leg holster. Any decent backpack belt strap will ride right about where a hip holster will fit. The safepacker looks like a good option. Shoulder rigs are difficult a access the gun.
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    I've been wearing the UCComfort holster tee with Sig P239 for several weeks now. I wear a daypack and they don't seem to get in each other's way.

    I'm also curious if their new EXP Waistband Holster might work in this role.

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    Look into a UC Comfort Holster or a Camelbak 'Goblin' FTcompletely concealed carryW.

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    With much weight on the pack, a cross draw/ shoulder area holster will be difficult to draw.
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    It would be funny to come across someone on the trail with the exact same setup...!!

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    I am thinking about getting a camelbak demon.






    LA police gear looks to have a good price.

    http://www.lapolicegear.com/camelbakdemon.html

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    +1 on the drop leg holster......I've had an old cross draw holster for extended trecks into the wilderness that I used for many, many moons and liked a lot, but not sure if that'll work with the hip strap on your pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson View Post
    For me, the Wilderness Safepacker does very well with the backpack:

    http://store.thewilderness.com/index...14c72808cfe2eb


    +1 on the Safepacker. Not only can it be mounted on the packs waist belt, but I would imagine it can also be mounted on your left shoulder strap allowing you basically an easy access chest mounted holster. (Might have to improvise some attaching to the strap, ie, tape or bungie... but what self-respecting backpacker doesn't modify their attachment points?)

    Not sure if you could get one in time for this trip, but certainly worth looking into for future trips. It also works well in the car mounted to your seat belt, so it would get used more than just for those occasional camping/backpacking trips.
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