something larger than a .22. I have always been a fan of carrying something larger than a .22 when woods walking. I acknowledge that a .22 can get the job done, but it is a lot easier to do it with a larger caliber. This is an article by a local Denver magazine concerning transients and "long term campers" on the Colorado Front Range. While it does not mention carry in particular, as I was reading it I felt it reinforced the point to those with the mindset. http://www.5280.com/2018/01/danger-in-the-forest/?src=longreads One quote from the article: "It hit me then, viscerally, that our forests have become places where people come not only for quiet and tranquility, but also to do potentially harmful, often illegal things that are easier to get away with under the forest’s cover."