For my daily walks I carry a compact 9mm (an SR9c) along with a folding knife and a 2 oz pepper spray. For rugged hiking/camping, when the law allows I will add a mid-size 4", .357 mag (a GP 100) on my hip with the 9mm in my pack as a back-up. If I were going to brown bear country I would add a long gun-probably a shotgun.
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