Re: Firearms, the backcountry and you?
Posted by Bodie the Dog on March 05, 2003 at 13:34:29:
In Reply to: Firearms, the backcountry and you? posted by Curious on March 05, 2003 at 00:05:02:
I share Kelly's sentiments. I feel safer in remote backcountry than in town. I don't understand the mindset of people who are uncomfortable camping. It's like being afraid of the dark. But then again, I don't use campgrounds.
On my last visit to DV, I'd been reading too many stories about disappearing tourists and heard a rumor that "authorities know who killed the Bermans, but don't have enough evidence." So, I brought my Beretta 92FS. Wasn't worth it. I worried more about someone breaking into my truck and stealing the gun while I was gone. I didn't want to bring it with me hiking, too much extra weight.
But there are places in this state where I do bring a gun. The kind of place where people disappear, where cars are set on fire if you leave them on the side of the road overnight. That culture depicted in the movie, "Deliverance," does exist in parts of California.
And yes, Frisco Dudes, I love my guns. I don't need leather, just give me heavy metal: lead!