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Old 06-01-2016, 03:20 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Elatta1954 View Post
As a former LEO, I have read many good comments regarding this most are great ideas. I do believe that for the most part we all feel pretty safe in most all of the RV parks around, and we pretty much look out for one another whether we know each other or not. That's what I love about this lifestyle. That said we are most vulnerable outside the RV park, stopping at the neighborhood convienience store, fueling up, even churches, whenever we are out and about living life. It is sad that our world has degraded to this, but it has.

Good common sense goes a long way, the first and best is the has already been mentioned, situation awareness. Be aware of what is around us at all times.
When it comes down to a fight you use anything you can to come out alive! Sort out the rest later, as long as you are alive.

Now a little word of caution about about using fire extinguishers, wasp spray and such on an attacker. Yes they can be very effective tools, however as a matter of technicality products which are licensed to be used in a specific lawful way, i.e. Wasp Spray to be used in any way other than its intended use is against federal law (read the label). And things such as this has been in courts and it doesn't come out well. Remember federal law has no room for common sense and reasoning.
As for myself I do have a CCW and train on a regular basis. While I do hope and pray I will never be forced to defend myself or my family in such a way, if forced I will respond in kind. I will defend myself and my family with every thing that I have and with all that I have. I plan to have what I need if I ever do need.
Totally agree!

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Old 06-01-2016, 04:51 PM   #16
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Totally agree!
From someone in the business.... I can do nothing but agree

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We used to and still travel that area where the couple went missing frequently. We traveled through there a week after they went missing. On our way back we had a small break down on the side of the road in that same area and while I was out dealing with the problem I told the wife to keep the door locked and be watching for anything amiss.
I felt very vulnerable as there are some very long lonely stretches of road there with nothing around.
That stretch of road has some nice rest areas but sometimes you are the only one in there.
I always wondered if that is where the couple got in trouble, maybe stopped for a break and were hijacked.
To this day it still bothers us to travel that area, we always think of them, and how heart wrenching is must be for their family.

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