This subject wouldn't exist if somebody(s) weren't worried.
Actually Byron, your judgement is completly incorrect. I was the one that started this thread, and it is done in the spirit of preparedness, not worry.
As Candi elegantly stated... one needs to be prepared for all kinds of occurances. This subject is just one of them, and should be taken with no more, and no LESS weight
than any other safety subject. It is that preparedness that is one of the many keys needed to allow us to get on the road.
Otherwise, we WOULD stay home cowered in a corner.
It is actually more UN likely that my trailer will seperate from my car than it is that I will be robbed or raped, in any location. Yet you would be the first to run after me to let me know that my chains were not on, or my hitch pin wasn't in. And you would do it out of concern for my safety, not to show off your skills and knowledge.
Knowing you personally, I suspect that if we were in the same isolated campground or boondocking
area, but in sites not ajoined, that you would pop around on occasion to check on my welfare. Not out of worry, or paranoia, but just because that is the way you are and you would do it regardless of your accessment of a real or potential threat, or a total NON threat. Thats what nice people do.
This thread is just another thread about safety items and techniques. It is about what can be done when there ISN'T nice people watching out for us to tell us our hitch pin is out, or the boogie man really IS around the corner.