Look into GU energy gel packets I keep a ziplock of them in the top of my pack. I need fuel to keep me moving and these provide it as I can eat one in 5 seconds and not stop moving which is important to me. I live in Md but occasionally travel all thru your area for business, so I understand the weapons issue. Rember lowlifes looking to harm good people are cowards and usually prey on good people in packs. I would consider replacing the pepper spray with a larger more potent Bear spray canister. I've had occasion to use pepper spray in the past and even the larger sized ones empty quick especially in a stressful situation. Kinda like having one bullet, I have not ever used bear spray but I think that is the direction I would go. It sends chills up my spine thinking about my wife or daughters alone in a similar situation. And as you know bears are present in your state . I hope if the situation were to arise you would run into a like minded good person who is headed in your direction and would accompany you home.