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Old 08-08-2010, 07:52 AM   #1
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Campers Killed In New Mexico

I almost wish I had not seen the headline that lead me to this article on a couple killed in New Mexico by escaped killers, as the event is so rare that it has not been a concern for me, but the fact these people were my age, and were dry camping in New Mexico heading to Colorado, something we're doing next week, hit home.

Stay safe out there.

Truck, trailer in New Mexico homicide case registered to Tecumseh couple | NewsOK.com
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Up here where I live we have same situation. MH found burned and the old couple missing. Its been over a month now and no leads as to who did it. They do have a person of interest in jail.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Alber...#ixzz0tTwhupqR
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The world is a dangerous place, especially because of human animals. Violence can happen anywhere. 911 is a farce foisted on the public. When seconds matter, the police are minutes away. I urge everyone to be vigilant and aware of their situation at all times. If you are nervous, packup and leave. If a quick departure is indicated, leave behind any possessions that are out of the vehicles. I recommend people consider self-defense, but acknowledge that for some people and in some situations that may not be possible or appropriate. I encourage everyone to obey all laws regarding self-defense. I prefer concealed carry, but obey the local laws. This leaves me with a major conflict when wanting to enter military bases and facilities. I have several less than ideal options to resolve that conflict.
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We may never know what transpired when these two people were killed, but they were both concealed-weapon permit holders, so they probably had weapons with them, and they had dogs of some type. They may have been caught outside their trailer, or opened their door to "friendly" people at their door.

The bottom line is if you're camping in an isolated location, you just have to be extremely cautious with those "human animals" who may drop by.
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We may never know what transpired when these two people were killed, but they were both concealed-weapon permit holders, so they probably had weapons with them, and they had dogs of some type. They may have been caught outside their trailer, or opened their door to "friendly" people at their door.

The bottom line is if you're camping in an isolated location, you just have to be extremely cautious with those "human animals" who may drop by.
You know I've never been leary of traveling solo but have in recent months I've had thoughts that the economy be might cause of some nefarious goings on at campgrounds whether isolated or not. I realize that your article was about escaped killers however times are a little troubling now.

We all need to be more cautious than ever before.
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The world is a dangerous place.
Violence can happen anywhere.
A lot of this kind of thing is not really new, we are just not used to it affecting us. We thought these things happened somewhere else to some other people. The increased access to more information is what's new.

Many situations develop very, very quickly. I doubt this couple had any real time to react in any way...
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I agree with Frederick. These things do happen, but we have more access to information.

In the early 90s, something similar happened to a couple outside Flagstaff, Arizona in a fairly established lakeside campground. Very random.

But when you really think about it, it was a crime of opportunity. At that moment, it was "wrong place/wrong time". 99.9999% of the time, that couple would have been safer out there than they might have been in a nice suburban neighborhood.

I also have a concealed handgun permit, and carry far more frequently than do a large percentage of permittees...and know full well that there's a huge gap between having a permit------------------and------------------------->being aware and ready to defend yourself. Right now, for example, my handgun is locked in a safe in a room on a different floor, because my waistband holster makes my Spongebob Squarepants PJs fall down.
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According to today's news, they are looking for the suspected killer(s) in Yellowstone National Park.
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According to today's news, they are looking for the suspected killer(s) in Yellowstone National Park.
The Media up here in Canada are warning campers in Alberta & BC. They are concerned that they might get across the border.
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The Media up here in Canada are warning campers in Alberta & BC. They are concerned that they might get across the border.
One of them's been caught. One is still at large--the remaining suspect's fiance/cousin assisted with the breakout and is also wanted. I guess a third convict that was running amok with them was also busted some time ago.
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One of them's been caught. One is still at large--the remaining suspect's fiance/cousin assisted with the breakout and is also wanted. I guess a third convict that was running amok with them was also busted some time ago.
He's engaged to his first cousin?
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He's engaged to his first cousin?
Are you sure this wasn't in West Virginia? LOL!
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He's engaged to his first cousin?

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That's scary, We camp often overnight in the Santa Rosa area on our way to and from Mexico. From Santa Rosa to Vaughn is a long deserted stretch.
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