While I am not scared my wife is. To comfort here I bought a can of bear spray repellent before my last trip. While I didnt want to carry the extra 15 ounces, it was no big deal! She said she would sleep better while I was gone. I am more afraid of stumbling across drug growers! I recently took a class and got my Utah concealed carry permit! The permit is reciprical in many states. Downside is the 45 Kimber is heavier than the bear spray! When the good lord decides Im tru here , Im tru!