Sounds like a good use for a Glock; that way you aren't out much if you lose it.
I don't hike, but i wouldn't camp without a firearm of some type.
Dead Bears, the only good kind.
GANDER MOUNTAIN OF HATTIESBURG, MS IS OVERPRICED, HAS LOUSY CUSTOMER SERVICE, & SELLS BEAT UP PISTOLS TO LITTLE OLD LADIES AS "NEW". :p