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I hate it!
With temps in 90's, hiking and digging is just not wise. I'd have go pack 50 lbs of water and at no point be comfortable.

It sucks.
I just wanted to bitch lol.

Stay safe, stay hydrated.
Patience is a virtue. Seasons will be changing in no time. Why go out in that heat and punish yourself when it will be much different in several months?
 
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With the wildlife in my area (PNW) and the sea of crazies and junkies, it's no problem to back a few extra lbs in the form of weaponry and ammo.

Better to have and not need, than need and not have...

I only start to get spooked when I hear something (leaves and branches) that stops right after I stop..

Bears are terrifying, but as you said, without cubs involved, not too much of a threat..

Big cats on the other hand.... horse of a different color.

Honestly, cougars scare the shit outta me. I've seen the scat and tracks plenty, but life is too short to be scared lol.

Just be prepared, whatever happens, happens..
Hi Newtothiss
Just to follow up, Connecticut's gun laws are bad and getting worse every year , so as much as I would like to carry all the time I'm sure a simple misdemeanor would turn into a felony in this state.
What I've decided to do is carry a can of bear spray in a lot of places. I don't know if it will deter a mountain lion but it will certainly work on the crazies. My chances of running into a mountain lion are slim here compared to the nutcases that seem to be everywhere. Between my modified potato rake/staff, a can of bear spray on my belt and general awareness and caution being alone in the woods I spent about 6 hours hiking yesterday and never felt uncomfortable.
Roy
 

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Hi Newtothiss
Just to follow up, Connecticut's gun laws are bad and getting worse every year , so as much as I would like to carry all the time I'm sure a simple misdemeanor would turn into a felony in this state.
What I've decided to do is carry a can of bear spray in a lot of places. I don't know if it will deter a mountain lion but it will certainly work on the crazies. My chances of running into a mountain lion are slim here compared to the nutcases that seem to be everywhere. Between my modified potato rake/staff, a can of bear spray on my belt and general awareness and caution being alone in the woods I spent about 6 hours hiking yesterday and never felt uncomfortable.
Roy
I most certainly would not advise to break state laws, and ABSOLUTELY not break federal ones.

Good on ya. Carry whatever is legally allowable, stay sharp and keep a weather eye!

As pussy and commie as WA is headed, we're not there yet. Both cops and property owners alike have been uber cool.

I have been talked to about an AR pistol on my chest one time, but it was only about someone calling it in and curiosity lol. (I had seen bears and crazies in that particular area)

Stay safe. Good luck. God bless
 

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So glad that we don't have some of you folks living up here in Canada. Unbelievable attitudes on guns.
 

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Lovin' it.
No crazies with guns.
No bears with guns either.
No need (or desire) to carry any weapon beyond a bear 'banger' or spray.
Yeah. Lovin' it.
 

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