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Old 01-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #43
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In the older days,, kids were taught to "respect" things and people... Not so much anymore...
Sad but true
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:38 PM   #45
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I don't believe anywhere is 100% safe anymore. While there are some places safer then others, you should always be cognizant of your surroundings.

I think 9/11 told a new story to many folks then the told the one told in the past. It used to be if you were in a dangerous situation, give the perp what they want and they will go away.

My opinion is that this is no longer the case. Criminals value human less now then ever before. I am not saying every situation is a life or death event, but I do feel there are greater chances of this these days.

So do we strap a pistol on our hip everywhere we go now? No, I don't think that is the answer but I would be lying to everyone if I said I didn't think that would be one hell of a deterrent to those thinking about doing something dumb.

Do we better prepare our self for what could be? You betcha. Doing things like going out in the middle of the night to the ATM ( don't laugh I know several women who still do so), leaving doors unlocked, leaving items outside that would make an honest person second guess them self, still happens all of the time.

Just my 2 cents. YMMV
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:46 PM   #46
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When you decide to use a deterent, and decide on that method--thats good-you have to choose depending on your beliefs/ conscious----but it will only(maybe) be effective for that incident--the criminals will try it again--if the criminals think they may be badly injured or even killed--, they will be less likely to try anything--you probably know where this is going--using lethal force may cause some difficult feelings--but so will being a victim--hard choice i guess--guess you can figure out my choice--but would not make the decision lightly---Vince ( no offense intended to anyone)
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Folks, I have removed several off-topic posts. Please be mindful of the forum rules and let's get back on topic, which is "Some more thoughts on security, where to stay".

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Folks, I have removed several off-topic posts. Please be mindful of the forum rules and let's get back on topic, which is "Some more thoughts on security, where to stay".

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Sarah, I know I'm tired,,, long night,,, but could you please send me to the site rules ?? I just can't seem to find it... (I'm old)... Thanks so much,,, just want to get along as well as possible... Monkey
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I found it,,, sorry....
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Here's the story on the Walmart shooting in the Motor Home. They opened the door.

RV Owners Sue Wal-Mart Over ’06 Shooting | RV Business
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Would dial 911 then 1911 while trying to leave the area.
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Here's the story on the Walmart shooting in the Motor Home. They opened the door.

RV Owners Sue Wal-Mart Over ’06 Shooting | RV Business

I am sure this has been asked somewhere, but why are the people who are camping for free suing Walmart?
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I am sure this has been asked somewhere, but why are the people who are camping for free suing Walmart?
I was wondering the same thing... That's just a good way to get it stopped for everybody...
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I've enjoyed this post - awareness and defense is something we all need to think about.
Whatever is decided on to feel safe, you need to know where it is and how to use it. Air horn, Toad keys for alert, a rolling pin/club/bat, wasp spray, or fire arm - you must be skilled to grab and use your defenses effectively while you are half asleep and it is dark.
P.S. Guard against an accident - what if your wife, kids, pet or friend surprises you in the middle of the night. Can kids or pets activate your defenses during the day?
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When “Boondocking” I feel as safe or more safe as I do at home! Why?

At home- Hedges, Shrubs Flowers close to the windows to hide behind, some of the window sill height is low, 36” entry door that opens inward.

RV- open (clear) area around RV and under security light. Lowest window sill height is 42” Pretty difficult to climb into plus they will have to climb over 2 recliners. 24” entry door that opens outward. Pretty difficult to PUSH in. Plus you have to step off the step before opening the door all the way.

We have a next door widow lady that has the answer- She went our local Army surplus store and bought a well used pair of size 13-14 Paratrooper boots, a length of light weight chain (I drug it behind my car to break up the plating so it would rust) with a snap lock on the end and a dog watering bowl from a neighbor that had been chewed on by their dog.

When she pulls into a Wally World etc. she picks out a spot under a security light, places the boots outside next to the steps with the dog watering bowl and chain attached to the steps and goes to bed!
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