Last summer in Alaska, our bush pilot had a guide leaving for a bear tour and he was equiped with a 50 cal. revolver holstered to his chest. I asked him why he didn't wear it on his waist, and he said it was so heavy he would probably tip over.... ha!
Actually, there was a study of bear attacks that tried to determine whether it was better to have pepper spray or a gun. Their conclusion was the pepper spray worked a little better b/c it covered a wider area and most folks can't hit anything with a gun in all the excitement...
Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared
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