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Old 03-18-2014, 05:36 AM   #1
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Securing your things at your campsite.

What inventive ways do you guys secure your stuff at your site? What don't ya leave out and must be put away every single time.... What type of lock and cable do you use?
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:54 AM   #2
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If I feel that way, we leave. In the 19 years of camping we've never had 1 thing stolen. Maybe we're just lucky.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:55 AM   #3
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I like these and have a few. Master Lock Steel Cable Lock. You pull the cable tight around anything then lock it.





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Old 03-18-2014, 06:05 AM   #4
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What inventive ways do you guys secure your stuff at your site? What don't ya leave out and must be put away every single time.... What type of lock and cable do you use?
Mostly just the bikes ... cable and lock to anything substantial.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:29 AM   #5
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I like these and have a few. Master Lock Steel Cable Lock. You pull the cable tight around anything then lock it.

The folding bikes and the grilling equipment with the same cable lock. Just trying to help keep a honest man honest.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:48 AM   #6
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knock on wood..we haven't had anything stolen either, although I don't leave a lot out when we are not at our camp site.
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Except for the bikes, we don't have anything of any real value outside (cheap grill, chairs, table etc). That said, someone would have to enter our dog pen to get any of it.
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We keep all the valuables (beer, liquor, steaks) inside.
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We don't worry about anything outside during the day. At night I lock the bikes but don't worry about the chairs, etc. Never had anything disappear in 13 years of camping. Hope our luck holds out!
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Heh heh... out here, we are more worried about the wind blowing our stuff away, so we secure our chairs with bungees. If I have a cooler, I put it inside to keep the animal type critters out of it.
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This thread reminds me of the time when we were hosting a club meeting outside on our new patio furniture. One of the guys who is a little "off" said "you mean you leave all this stuff out here?".
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:56 AM   #12
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The only things I lockup are the Yamaha portable generator and the GPL folding ladder. I run a Master Lock cable lock through the gen and lock around the hitch reciever, the GPL to the RV ladder, better safe than sorry.The chairs, tables and propane firepit stay outside, never been touched in years of camping.
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We tend to leave just about everything out, and we spend a lot of time away from the site during the daylight hours (hiking, canoeing, cycling, etc.), but much of our gear is low profile (cheap-ish bag chairs, firewood, etc.) I will lock up the bikes, but only because they would be so convenient to simply ride off on. I do worry about battery theft, but we've never had an issue so far.

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Do lots of state parks. Generally with two or three other campers. Always leave chairs, bikes, kids toys, etc setting around campfire or In between a couple campsites. Leave grills out. Nothing locked & never had any problems. My son-in-law says campers don't steal from their own!!! So far he has been right.

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