10. Two meth heads pulled a knife on me, so I threatened them with a gun
“I do night photography in the wilderness. When life gets too hectic I pack a bag and head out into the most remote county I haven’t visited yet and hike until I find a spot I like. Very relaxing to be out alone in the middle of nowhere doing some night photography, enjoying fresh air and peace and quiet.
I was on some BLM land in California in the desert. Had a nice evening, slept in, enjoyed breakfast and started to head back to the car.
On the trail back, I see two meth heads with a makeshift campsite and junk all around (I hiked in another way).
They see me approaching and I wave and say hi, being polite and hoping they mind their business. They don’t.
Both step onto the trail and begin to approach me. One pulls a knife.
I immediately pull my revolver from the side of my pack, cock it and point it at them.
Loudly, I tell them to back off. They leave the trail and I make my way past, while they give me a menacing look.
I face them, backing away on the trail until the sight line vanishes.
I then run to my car. When I get there I drive off and call the authorities about the incident.” — fromdario