I predominantly backpack hunt solo and find I prefer that type of hunting. As you mentioned it’s often hard to find buddies who can/want to hunt that style.Yeah my wife and my dad tell me all the time it’s not safe to go out by myself but with my schedule I don’t always have a hunting partner so I go by myself. Usually I make it back to my truck and sleep inside or in the bed of the truck. How many of you go on backpack trips by yourself?
I sort of find it peaceful by myself in the woods even if it isn’t “safe” but that’s me. Some might find it boring but one thing I like is watching the sunrise and sun set over the mountains
When solo you really get a unique experience in the woods. I find everything slows down and I am more connected to the experience. This translate into being a better hunter and more cautious about my movements around bears/dangerous terrain.
I started using a Garmin Inreach last year and it has been great to keep in touch with my wife. I always send a text when I get back to my camp at night. This alleviates a lot of her stress. It’s nice knowing that I can send a text out if I get into trouble or need some help packing out meat.