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    Camping and Carrying?

    So as I do a lot in the summer i plan on camping. However before this year I have not owned a handgun. Since i do now i was curious how "Open carry" would be handled via camping or to be more specific while in my tent?

    By the time I get out and camp I should have my CDW ( seems people have been saying its taking a bit longer then normal to get them back now days?!) and none of this will really matter, but for the case that i dont have it.

    How do you think I should "store" it while im sleeping in my tent? Would for the night my tent be considered my home and i can do whatever I want with it?

    Mind me when I camp its both off path from hiking and randomly finding a spot in the woods. And at a "camp ground" so both situations would be nice to have answers to.

    -Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEX_XDM40compact View Post
    So as I do a lot in the summer i plan on camping. However before this year I have not owned a handgun. Since i do now i was curious how "Open carry" would be handled via camping or to be more specific while in my tent?

    By the time I get out and camp I should have my CDW ( seems people have been saying its taking a bit longer then normal to get them back now days?!) and none of this will really matter, but for the case that i dont have it.

    How do you think I should "store" it while im sleeping in my tent? Would for the night my tent be considered my home and i can do whatever I want with it?

    Mind me when I camp its both off path from hiking and randomly finding a spot in the woods. And at a "camp ground" so both situations would be nice to have answers to.

    -Mike
    Just OC, and carry on like you normally while doing normal events. Myself personally, usually when I go camping, it's with a 'friend', when the sun sets, we're around a fire, I'll put it on top of a empty seat, on top of the water cooler, or on a rock near the seating, and only when carrying it on my hip would be impractical. As far as the tent situation goes, I'm not sure, I just put it in the lil pocket at the entrance of the tent, its big, bulky, and black, anyone with a flashlight or who isnt blind, can make out the shape, and outline of it during the day, or the shadow of it at night with the tent-lights on. [I seem to attract 'friends' who prefer the light on, even in the middle of a populated campground...]

    And as for the longer than usual wait times on the CDWL, if I'm not mistaken, they have 60 days to either deny the license, or approve it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrakeZ07 View Post
    Just OC, and carry on like you normally while doing normal events. Myself personally, usually when I go camping, it's with a 'friend', when the sun sets, we're around a fire, I'll put it on top of a empty seat, on top of the water cooler, or on a rock near the seating, and only when carrying it on my hip would be impractical. As far as the tent situation goes, I'm not sure, I just put it in the lil pocket at the entrance of the tent, its big, bulky, and black, anyone with a flashlight or who isnt blind, can make out the shape, and outline of it during the day, or the shadow of it at night with the tent-lights on. [I seem to attract 'friends' who prefer the light on, even in the middle of a populated campground...]

    And as for the longer than usual wait times on the CDWL, if I'm not mistaken, they have 60 days to either deny the license, or approve it.
    Awesome thanks for the feedback. I was thinking the pocket on the side of the tent only due to if being both semi readily available and like mentioned very obvious of what it is. as for the "friends" been there done that!

    Yeah i had one person tell me it was 30 and one tell me it was 90. Ill have to search up on the state police site again sometime soon. to tired now!


    -Mike

    edit: "The Kentucky State Police shall either issue a license or send a denial notice within 90 days after the date of receipt of the following items:"

    seems its dam near 3 months already lol I can only hope mine comes back before then.
    Last edited by LEX_XDM40compact; 04-07-2013 at 12:42 AM.

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