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Old 09-08-2016, 06:47 PM   #1
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If you think you won't be robbed

This individual robbed 10 campers over Labor Day weekend.

Be careful out there!

NPS: Woman swipes $5,000 worth of property from campers
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:54 PM   #2
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And just a month ago naysayers said there are no robberies in campgrounds.
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:18 PM   #3
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Careful...?

How..?

if somebody is going to steal from you...they will...

How may campers were out on that weekend?

We have nothing to fear but fear itself....
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:22 PM   #4
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My wife has been telling me to lock everything up and I never took her seriously. I guess i should listen to her more...
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A thief could steal a camera and a laptop and have stolen $5,000 from campers. I find the story lacking a lot of information that would allow one come to a relevant conclusion.
Remember the story a few years ago about a family of campers murdered in the southern US? Turned out the "campers" lived in a single wide on a rural property and that they knew and were involved with the "killers", as in 'domestic dispute'.
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I lost a bicycle at Pismo Beach a couple of years ago. I will take part of the responsibility, since we were not in the habit of locking them up when we were in camp, and I had left this one standing a little further off.

I also fault the campground a little, because when I reported it, the response was, "Oh yeah, there's a pedestrian path near that part of camp that locals use and there have been quite a few stolen." I felt a sign or heads up at check-in wouldn't have been too much to expect, and I suggested as much.

Never hurts to ask when you check in, and we are a little more cautious now. But not paranoid. I'm not going to let worry steal my enjoyment of camping.
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Trust JESUS but lock your stuff up.
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:23 AM   #8
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Quite a sketchy news report.

I am going to always take modest, easy precautions, but refuse to worry about this kind of thing. My mind is at rest knowing karma will take care of scum like this.
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Be sensible, lock your stuff up and then relax. You actually have a responsibility to protect yourself and your property.
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you can steal this....

if you pry it off my cold, cold hand.......or break into my locked SUV
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if you pry it off my cold, cold hand.......or break into my locked SUV
A cheater bike, eh?

It does look great. Right now we are sticking with manual bikes as we want and need the exercise, but who knows what the future brings.
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I lost a bicycle at Pismo Beach a couple of years ago. I will take part of the responsibility, since we were not in the habit of locking them up when we were in camp, and I had left this one standing a little further off.

I also fault the campground a little, because when I reported it, the response was, "Oh yeah, there's a pedestrian path near that part of camp that locals use and there have been quite a few stolen." I felt a sign or heads up at check-in wouldn't have been too much to expect, and I suggested as much.

Never hurts to ask when you check in, and we are a little more cautious now. But not paranoid. I'm not going to let worry steal my enjoyment of camping.
Bicycles are the No 1 stolen item in my town and the one right next to me. A couple of years ago I called 911 and said there are 3 bicycles in my back yard. They responded we are looking for 2 right now. I don't turn around without having my bike locked up.

I did feel pretty safe in my last RV park in AZ though and did leave my bike unlocked quite a few times. May have to go back to being careful.
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Bicycles are the No 1 stolen item in my town and the one right next to me. A couple of years ago I called 911 and said there are 3 bicycles in my back yard. They responded we are looking for 2 right now. I don't turn around without having my bike locked up.

I did feel pretty safe in my last RV park in AZ though and did leave my bike unlocked quite a few times. May have to go back to being careful.
I think this is true in most municipalities. Just look at the giant police bicycle auctions every year, getting rid of unclaimed bikes.

I do lock my bikes during transit, but rarely do in campgrounds. Mind you, I do not bring my good bikes with me. I keep them somewhat out of sight, and if I plan to be away for the day, I will lock them up. I also do lock them sometimes when camped in a more municipal type area, where users other than the campground guests might be around.
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I lost a bicycle at Pismo Beach a couple of years ago. I will take part of the responsibility, since we were not in the habit of locking them up when we were in camp, and I had left this one standing a little further off.

I also fault the campground a little, because when I reported it, the response was, "Oh yeah, there's a pedestrian path near that part of camp that locals use and there have been quite a few stolen." I felt a sign or heads up at check-in wouldn't have been too much to expect, and I suggested as much.

Never hurts to ask when you check in, and we are a little more cautious now. But not paranoid. I'm not going to let worry steal my enjoyment of camping.
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