OK, first whats the best handgun to take with you on a 2-3 day backpack? I have been stowing a G23 in my pack for years. I just bought a Sig Mosquito and am thinking of taking it on my next trip. Its a little smaller and lighter but Im not sure about the .22 round vs. the .40 In my mind, I am not carrying so much for protection from animals, etc. Instead I am always a little weary of running into a group of wackos when I am 15 miles from the nearest road. Also, does anyone carry on the waistband or do most just pack it in the top compartment in the backpack?