Mas I will be living the country of California tonight for a long drive back to Virginia. In order to keep my expenses down, I will be resting at rest stops, etc. I will not be staying in hotels. What are your recommendations for staying vigilant and not appearing as a vulnerable target. I will have a sure fire light, glock 23, 2 mags, a knife and a 92 lb Pitbull in my car. I am a responsible firearms owner and former Marine, however I am also new to traveling the long and often middle of nowhere and desolate highways of America. I have my concealed carry permit which allows me to carry the whole time home, except Ca. What are your thoughts. Thank you.