I'd rather think more positively. Carrying a gun on outings, other than for sport purposes, seems to me to be fear-based. Taking proper care of one's self or enabling additional activities, does not.
Instead, think of what you *can* do with the things you carry. For example, the headlamp enables night time activities that you could not otherwise do. If they are important to you, carry the headlamp.
I would not call taking proper care of one's self "fear". For example, I would call taking care of one's feet, including wearing suitable shoes and socks, only proper care, not fear.
I would not call exercising prudence fear. For example, I would call looking both ways before crossing a busy street prudent, not fearful.