It does save you a tremendous amount of money in terms of shooting less animals / taxidermy. It lets you share in the success of your family / friend; you are in effect hunting on your buddy's dime. But duly noted it cuts your time in half. I prefer to travel with someone. I have moderate anxiety and I would prefer someone else with me in new/complex situations. I also prefer for me / my party to be the only ones in camp. Inevitably, there is always someone partying too hard or otherwise shooting his mouth off - which ruins my good time as I retreat to my bed early.