I’ve never camped or hiked near/on a beach. But I constantly hike and camp here in the mountains. Our members seem to have done and seen it all. Just looking for any hints, tips, tricks to make it smooth. I’m fine with the 3.5 mile hike to our “spot”. I already presume my gf will have 20lbs in her pack and will whine about everything. While I end up humping all the gear with a 70lb pack (the crap we deal with for love.....) Only real concerns are can I carry (OC, concealed, parts exist, I defend me n mine against a rabid raccoon, etc.) and the legalities of such. Then is there anything that can make a difference that I haven’t thought of in this area in particular? Release the hounds!