Follow-up: if I'm reading Fl. Statute 790.25 correctly, it specifically nullifies 790.06 and 790.053 when "fishing, camping, or lawful hunting". Interestingly, the last portion says "or going to or returning from a fishing, camping, or lawful hunting expedition". So... if I'm reading this correctly, I can open carry and carry loaded while going to or returning from a camping trip? I wonder how far that applies? If I'm driving from Ft. Lauderdale to Ocala to start my camping, would this apply? I'm guessing not, but they don't restrict it to be from the "campground to the hunt" or from "my vehicle to the campground" per se.
I'm not really interested in pushing the limit... I just want to know if I can open carry a loaded pistol on my hip while camping/backpacking. It sounds like I can. Do you all agree? Or am I misreading the legal speak?