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 Fatal Cougar Attack near NB: Do you pack in the woods? 
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oldkim wrote:
It’s all about odds.

One can argue the finer points.
Legal Carry for whatever reason or not. You are the one playing the odds. Either for or against you. You have to pack it in and carry the extra weight and burden.

For me that has always been an easy equation and answer.

it is not just the odds, it is also the stakes. when you are talking about risk of death, the odds don't have to be high to justify a preventative move. the odds that you'll die in a housefire, as a number, aren't high. however, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers are justified prophylactics.


Mon May 21, 2018 5:09 pm
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UpDog wrote:
Nope, still not carrying. Guns are extra weight and make you dress a certain way.

Incredibly rare to encounter wildlife (apart from the retarded ones) on a hike unless you are legit bush whacking or deep in the boonies where you don’t belong - that’s that crazy white people shit.

Also incredibly rare to get to the point of attack. You gotta be clueless AF to miss the danger signs, most animals are not looking for a fight.



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Wed May 23, 2018 6:11 am
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I think the more productive question is, what are the places where you desire to be unarmed?


Wed May 23, 2018 6:22 am
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PinSniper wrote:
I think the more productive question is, what are the places where you desire to be unarmed?

Well, maybe swimming?


Wed May 23, 2018 9:00 am
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The last time I survived a cougar attack, there was refrigerated box wine involved. Cougars in the wild are not to be taken lightly. If you’re going to be in their habitat and you had better have protection.

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dreadi wrote:
The last time I survived a cougar attack, there was refrigerated box wine involved. Cougars in the wild are not to be taken lightly. If you’re going to be in their habitat and you had better have protection.


Nice!

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Former boss of mine and his buddy were rock climbing.
Got to the top, and later a black bear came up and was poking around at his buddies back pack.
Guy yelled at the bear and pulled the pack away with a strap still in the bears mouth.
Bear left.

I would have either shot the bear or let it have my lunch.
Not going to fight a bear over a backpack.
(They are both Seattle REI members, no guns)

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I carry a gun for 2 legged critters, and bear spray for 4 legged critters.

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UpDog wrote:

Incredibly rare to encounter wildlife (apart from the retarded ones) on a hike unless you are legit bush whacking or deep in the boonies where you don’t belong - that’s that crazy white people shit.

Also incredibly rare to get to the point of attack. You gotta be clueless AF to miss the danger signs, most animals are not looking for a fight.


This particular animal was starving, and past the point of giving a fuck. He wasn't looking for a fight, he was trying to survive. But hey, I'm just talking crazy white people shit....


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