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Old 10-22-2012, 12:17 PM   #29
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When I'm out really boondocking, miles away from campgrounds, my first thought there's a forest fire and either the sheriff dept or the forest service is trying to warn me. Second there's somebody with a problem that needs help.

As for the gun thing, I agree with john warren. Furthermore I feel sorry for those that are so paranoid that they feel the need to always be armed. It must be a life of hell.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #30
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Why, Carol-

I think you suspect my motives in posting the above warning when in reality I'm merely very, very, very concerned about the safety, peace of mind, and camping experience of my fellow campers...

Everyplace I camp is very very dangerous, believe you me. And that's true even BEFORE I get there, as evidenced by this real true picture showing evidence of the Kind of Creature That Lives There:



I'm only telling you all this for your own good............................
dont fret about that,,,its my sister in law,,, she must have been carrying something as her knucles didn't drag in the sand too.
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dont fret about that,,,its my sister in law,,, she must have been carrying something as her knucles didn't drag in the sand too.
Really I just thought it was just Bigfoot, no need to fear of him either, as so far he has been running around the forests of BC of hundreds of years and has not hurt a camper yet.
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yes, she is often thought to be a sasquatch,,,but you can tell the difference , her back has much more hair.


(p.s. i will deny i ever said this if asked by my wife)
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Sasquatch

sasquatch,sasquatch where art thou? You've been spotted in BC, AB, WA, OR, CA, IA, WV, KY, GA, and FL. Maybe this will shed some light on our hairy friend.

How many unsuspecting campers have you and your family had for dinner? Campers beware, they're everywhere, right along with vampires and werewolfs. Be sure and carry your oak stake to drive into the heart of these beasts for a gun do no damage.
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ok,,, was thinking about this thread,,,, and about our trip this weekend ...and my wifes comment about everyone always looking at our trailer......
(being MR. Suave, i told her they were just checking her out, and it was her fault for being so beautiful)

but,,, if someone knocked on our door,,,i would probably assume it was another camper wanting a tour of what is clearly the coolest trailer in the campground.
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dont fret about that,,,its my sister in law,,, she must have been carrying something as her knucles didn't drag in the sand too.
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Really I just thought it was just Bigfoot, no need to fear of him either, as so far he has been running around the forests of BC of hundreds of years and has not hurt a camper yet.
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yes, she is often thought to be a sasquatch,,,but you can tell the difference , her back has much more hair.

I see there's some misunderstanding surrounding the picture I posted...guess I should have photoshopped my footprints out of it!

I very nearly stepped on that creature with the hair on its.... "face"- have you any idea how hard it is to get something like that out from between your bare toes?????

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Make sure they hear me racking one in with my 12 gauge. I don't want to take a chance of getting shot in the "peep hole"!
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(p.s. i will deny i ever said this if asked by my wife)
John, I highly recommend that you delete it while you still can!

Ok so I guess its time for me to answer the actual question.

I would also just ask who was there and most probably open the door. Although I will admit that when in an area with phone coverage I do keep the phone within reach at night.

The one and only time I can say that I have ever felt uncomfortable while camping and wondering how safe the location really was, happened at one camping spot last winter in the Arizona desert. During the day I had noticed a *lot* of people who where camping in the area out doing target practise with handguns out in the open on public lands - being an nothern girl thats not something I had ever seen before. I also noticed that every other cactus along the roadways in that area had gun holes through them. I didn't feel in that situation that there was safety in numbers, in fact the opposite was true, I felt very unsafe as a result of to many people camping there with guns. As a result of my profession I have spent a good deal of time in US water ports and I am aware of what can happen when people get into heated arguments and they just happen to have a gun on them to help make their point. Not something I want to see again. I firmly believe that anytime you have a group of strangers sitting around a campfire and perhaps drinking a little to much and they are all carrying guns you are at a far higher risk of seeing guns being used for some stupid reason with fatal consequence's, than you do of being robbed at gun point in your trailer.

As I said the above is simple my opinion based on personal experiences and no doubt more than a little unduly influenced by my country of origin.
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the only night we have ever felt anxious about boondocking, we were awakened at 3 am....by the walmart parking sweeper! he apologized--in advance--for the noise his machine might make, telling us he didn't think it fair to just start the machine up without any notice. then he wished us a great night~!!

generally, when we do boondock, we're not solo. there does seem comfort to us in safety in numbers.

i've not boondocked alone, though. i bet i'd feel completely different about a wake-up knock at my door if dennis wasn't there with me.
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In a campground, or out boondocking, I would just open the door and ask 'What's up?". Besides, our door is rarely locked anyway.

I tend not to worry about trivial stuff like this, looking for a worse case scenario.
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the only night we have ever felt anxious about boondocking, we were awakened at 3 am....by the walmart parking sweeper!
Pretty sure a Wallmart parking lot does not constitute boondocking.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:10 PM   #42
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I have been reading this thread with some amazement. What would I do? I would assume that there was something that required my attention. I would probably ask who it was before I opened the door though.

I can't help but notice the differences in answers between Canadians, and most of our friends south of the border. Why the fear? I assume that it is experience based. As opposed to the fear that the media is always pumping out.

After my parents divorced, I lived with my mom, and two siblings in a large, low income housing project. All that concentrated poverty, and we frequently did not lock our door. In the five years that we lived there, the worst thing that happened was a pair of native folks, came in one night an passed out in our living room. We called the police, but when they tried to wake them up, it was clear that they had been drinking. I think they spent the night in the drunk tank.

I am sure that I am being a bit naive here, but I just don't live in fear of something out of Deliverance. (do I hear a banjo?)
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