When out hiking or camping (in a place you can legally carry, openly or concealed) what is your gun of choice? Is it a compromise gun for all occasions whether you expect to meet backwoods pot-growers or a bear? Or do you weigh your likeliness of meeting either one and adjust your preferred gun to meet the more likely encounter? For instance, if you're very far out and think you're much more likely to enounter a grizzley, do you take your .454, .500, etc? Or if in another location, you think you're more likely to enounter 3-4 armed dudes that don't want you blabbing about their secret meth lab, so you carry your high capacity semi-auto? Do you adjust accordingly on your percieved threat or do you have a standard do-all? Personnally, I've done all three and not necessarily for genuine percieved threats, but more for the fun of it and an excercise in the philosophy behind it. I've carried a Ruger old Vaquero in .45 Colt, S&W Model 19, 6" GP100, and a Glock 17 while hiking. I'm not really talking about Taffin's Perfect Packin' Pistol, similar, but with more of an anti-personel role. I found the Model 19 with 4" barrel a pretty good compromise (in non-brown bear country), easily loaded with heavy, deeper penetrating rounds and more quickly reloaded than a single-action. I'm sure many would say the Glock 20 or 29 would fit their likes better. And if in the great north, I'm sure there are more who prefer a .44 Mag. So what is your do-it-all compromise gun when you're away from civilization?