Been lurking for months and am finally breaking into hunting after never doing any growing up. Its tough without a mentor, and I've found that most folks don't like having to drag a newb into the field. I finally scared up my first invite from a very experienced hunter to go black bear hunting in California. I'm not a stranger to guns and shooting but have no idea how to outfit. Apart from guns and calibers, what do you guys bring into the field when packing in for a night in the field versus day trips? How do you guys wear your sidearms when in the field? do you guys pack chest rigs or tactical vests that allow you to get things like a dump pouch, sidearm or clips on your chest? drop loads? hip holsters? Apart from not scaring my companions with my in-experience, my only goal is be comfortable in the field and be able to get off rounds effectively if stuff goes south. Thanks for the help.