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    Default ok to carry knife for hiking camping?

    Maybe a dumb question, but in GA it's iffy.
    Can you openly hike camp with a knife??

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    Yep, that's perfectly legal. A knife, axe, hatchet, saw, machete, etc...all are OK. A gun is legal in most areas as well, though apparently some national parks prohibit them.

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    Not only ok but recommended.
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    You can't carry a knife while camping in Georgia??? That's the strangest thing I've ever heard, and I'm from Utah. Are you sure the law doesn't state either the moonshine or the knife has to stay at home??

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    wow i would hate to live in a state that made me question if i could legally carry a knife or not. not trying to bash you or anything but i just cant imagine it. vance

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    They have some strange laws, I can carry a concealed weapon with my CCW but no knife over 2 inches...very inconsistant.

    Can only carry in certain areas also, no bars/churches/public gatherings etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
    Not only ok but recommended.
    I'd go even farther than recommended and say essential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffJ View Post
    They have some strange laws, I can carry a concealed weapon with my CCW but no knife over 2 inches...very inconsistant.

    Can only carry in certain areas also, no bars/churches/public gatherings etc....
    Hopefully the good people of Alaska will continue to vote for rep's that support peoples freedoms that we have here now.

    But we're always one election away from putting liberals in power to completly destroy what we have today.

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    When I lived in Columbus GA 2004-2006 I had a knife everytime I went camping/Hiking. Anything from a small neck knife to a custom 10in chopper on my pack. Never had a problem. Went mostly to FDR State park

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    Being from NC, I don't understand how there could be any restrictions carrying a knife. I did get asked to surrender a .357 at a state park one time. I was nice, and only had snake shot in it, so they kept it in the office while we camped and fished on the river that weekend. Must have spooked some nearby yuppies or something. No big deal. But a knife? I am lost...
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    Default WA is bad too.

    I currently live in Washington, and they're weird about knives too; the limit is something like 3 1/4" for folders, and I heard that it's illegal to carry a fixed blade of any length.

    Carrying a CCW legally is easy to do, though they really enforce restrictions on where you can & can't carry. They don't even let off-duty cops carry while in places like school grounds or stadiums.

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    I can't imagine going hiking and not carrying at least one knife. To me the two absolute essentials to be carried when in the woods are a knife and a means to start a fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Yep, that's perfectly legal. A knife, axe, hatchet, saw, machete, etc...all are OK. A gun is legal in most areas as well, though apparently some national parks prohibit them.
    I'm pretty sure firearms are prohibited in all National Parks, except for transporting them through a park.
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    You are incorrect. This is from the National Park web site discussing Kenai Fjords..

    It is legal to possess a firearm anywhere in the park in accordance with all other applicable state and federal laws. This is different than the rule in most Lower 48 National Park areas, but is allowed here for protection from bears and other dangerous wildlife. Hunting is strictly prohibited within the park.

    There are other national parks in Alaska that have the same rules but Denali is not one of them.



    Quote Originally Posted by Alasken View Post
    I'm pretty sure firearms are prohibited in all National Parks, except for transporting them through a park.

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