I bought a pretty much unused Bear Grills Gerber-Brand hatchet at a pawn shop for 5 bucks. Wondering how much shit or unwelcome attention I would get from carrying this. It came with a belt sheath if that makes any difference.
I would not carry it inside public buildings such as; libraries, municipal, county and state buildings. When I use to live in Colorado Springs, CO I walked in the downtown library one day carrying a long knife on my belt. Security did not like that and they asked me to leave. As soon as I left, I put the knife in my backpack and came back inside and security didn't say anything.
I would first check with the local city attorney's office, county DA's office on the legality carrying a hatchet as open carry in public to be on the safe side.
Carrying a hatchet on your belt would be a benefit as a deterrent against scum bags that want to cause problems with you. Who wants to mess with a guy who is carrying a hatchet?
Are you seriously wondering if openly carrying a hatchet on yer belt is going to cause attention to you? Because the answer most places is very much yes. Knife/weapon laws vary from place to place but yea, most places walking around with a hatchet is going to raise a few eyebrows.
I am now on the road!! I spent money on the luxury of a nice ticket to Old Town San Diego, from there I will visit my godmother in East County and then hitchhike up the coast to the East Bay to visit friends and family. It’ll be in time for my 19th birthday!
The feeling of finally doing this is fucking amazing!
OK, so, my pack is a military duffle bag that is somewhat old, and I'm not sure it will hold up to traveling across the entire continent; so I'm open to suggestions on the best (?) replacement to buy....Thoughts?