Typically I would post this on a backpacking forum, but I'm fairly sure I would be banned from their forums. haha
I love getting away from civilization for a few days and hiking into the mountains with some gear n food and trucking back out. I will occasionally go with friends, but mostly by myself. For those of you who do this as well, you know the love I have for getting away. No cellphones, fax machines, TV... Anyhow... Anytime I go up there, I will usually haul at least one of my firearms. You never know what you will run into. Javelinas, Coyotes (and other wild dogs), strange people...
I don't like to use my carry holster for my HK because it is not comfortable over the long term, nor is the retention good for climbing. I used to take rifles but they are excessive for anything I'm liable to run into and we RARELY have bear here. I've started using a tacticool theigh holster and it seems to work fairly well and is somewhat comfortable.
Anyone else on here who likes backpacking, hiking or taking a handgun along when they hunt? Anyone have any suggestions for the best way to carry their weapon? Anyone just place it in a backpack or fannypack?