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Are you kidding me? Is he insane? Who does he think he is, Superman? What if he slips and falls while carrying that backpack? What's he gonna do, send a 5 year old back to call for help? And what if that bear decided his kids looked like dinner entrees? Does he really think he could protect them from a bear by himself? And what about keeping a loaded gun around young kids? That whole trip was a CNN headline waiting to happen!
RichardM,Unfortunately as society has shifted to promoting more "protected" type environments for ourselves and our children we have lost a lot of the adventure in life. Children today often grow up without a sense of the self confidence borne of accepting challenges and rising to the occasion.
Nonetheless, I'd say a satellite phone or maybe a PLB might be a good idea for your future solo adventures with the kids.
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