Never heard of crooks or ne’er do wells that work in pairs or packs eh?I understand personal choice. You said that 3 times in that post. I don’t care if you do. I was just asking why people would in PA is all for what reasons. I understand why you do now though. I just have never felt threatened by anyone when do happen to see someone else or the need to when in the woods in PA. Seems like a single shot flintlock would do the trick though. Unless come onto a whole bunch of people pulling guns on you in the woods I guess....