Well we're wanting to climb the grand tetons, all the way up. It's going to include back country hiking. I'm reading all this stuff about Grizzly bears, and I must say I'm about 2 seconds away from saying screw going to the Tetons. I know there's bear peppers spray, but honestly there are those scarce cases where it hasn't worked. It's not comforting enough for me, I need more comfort than just pepper spray. The only other thing I can think is a pistol, but really. I'm not old enough to carry a pistol, and I don't have the money for one. Another thing that I can think is carrying a machete with me, that's like my last possible thought. Any ideas suggestions?