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Old 07-31-2007, 09:53 AM   #15
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Well said, Roger.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:11 AM   #16
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I open the door in the mornings. I know it's Fred with coffee and getting impatient about my sleeping in later than he does.

I wouldn't stay at 2 campgrounds during my recent road trip to Oregon because I got that squeamish feeling about them. One was a California State park, nice setting and better than most Ca. SPs I have been in. BUT...It was too dark, in a gully and I just didn't get the warm fuzzies there. It was more an odd feeling, rather than a fear.. but I went with it and moved on.

If it doesn't feel right, keep moving or go back to the one you passed up just to "Go a bit farther".
I think this is one of the best defences there is. If you don't feel comfortable in a location move on. It doesn't matter if the odd or concern feelings are justified, if you have them it's time to move.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:29 AM   #17
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these guys give me a little extra confidence... I dunno - I wouldn't stick MY arm in the car if I didn't know 'em...


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Old 07-31-2007, 03:30 PM   #18
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So Roger, how much of a deterrent is a good dog like the beautiful ones above?

My attack dog, “Buddy” (cock-a-poo - heavy on the poo )
He prefers NOT to bark.


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Old 07-31-2007, 03:43 PM   #19
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[quote]So Roger, how much of a deterrent is a good dog like the beautiful ones above?

My attack dog, “Buddy” (cock-a-poo - heavy on the poo )
He prefers NOT to bark.


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Mike, Buddy is great!

IMHO, the dogs in the car may raise a racket, but they certainly wouldn't stop anyone who is determined to get into the car. A little pepper spray goes a long way toward disabling and de-barking a watch dog... a half-pound of hamburger is nearly as effective.

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Old 07-31-2007, 04:03 PM   #20
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What do you think of Electronic security?

There is one that uses a motion sensor to play the sound of a Rottweiller barking and then turns on lights. Then the sound of the dog comes from another room as if he ran to the front room and those lights come on too. (still with me?)

It seems this could buy you some pre-warning and give you some time.

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Old 07-31-2007, 05:09 PM   #21
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Thank you, Roger, you make some very good points.[
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:50 PM   #22
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how about a recording of a pump shot gun cocking?

I plan to carry my .38 under journey carry and have 2 boxers.
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:57 PM   #23
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Those big puppies up there provide a very good 1st line of defense... On my last trip, a creepy guy was in the space behind mine... He walked over, stopped on the very edge of my site and asked, "do your dogs bite?" The Big Guy growled (and he never growls at anyone), so I (not particularly friendly) said, "well... it depends!"

They deter the simple problems that could become infinitely more complicated later... I didn't see hide nor hair of that guy again...
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:35 PM   #24
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I like to use lots of lights at the house at night. I leave on my front garage light all night with a bright florecent bulb in it. Closer to the house I have motion lights at the front walk way. And a light on at the porch too. I wonder if there are some 12 volt motion lihgts out there some where. Would be nice to have a nice bright LED light come on at the RV entry anytime something or some one came close. I would prefer to have some lights around campsite I was at. I have some solar yard lights I am thinking about using as I camp. If your the most lit up camp site your the least likely to be the one someones going to mess with I would think. I was going to ask in a thread about how to take 12volt DC battery and crank it down to what ever these yard lights use. Run a bit of wire and keep a few low voltage DC LED lights lit at night. I have also carried with me a personal protection type noise maker I got at a yard sale some years ago. You put a 9 volt battery in it and it has a lanyard with a pin on it that pulls out of the device to set it off. I've had it in my tent in case of a bear coming around but have never had to ue it. The thing will make your ears bleed it is so loud and anoying.
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Those big puppies up there provide a very good 1st line of defense... On my last trip, a creepy guy was in the space behind mine... He walked over, stopped on the very edge of my site and asked, "do your dogs bite?" The Big Guy growled (and he never growls at anyone), so I (not particularly friendly) said, "well... it depends!"

They deter the simple problems that could become infinitely more complicated later... I didn't see hide nor hair of that guy again...
We tent camped in a lake campground and had some creepy guys like that. checking out our stuff, asking questions about our 'cool gear'.

We didn't give them the time of day and they buzzed off. About a month later they murdered someone in the same campground. Instinct is everything.
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We tent camped in a lake campground and had some creepy guys like that. checking out our stuff, asking questions about our 'cool gear'.

We didn't give them the time of day and they buzzed off. About a month later they murdered someone in the same campground. Instinct is everything.
I trust my big dog... the puppy is learning his ways... He's a big friendly fellow, but on the rare occasions he doesn't like someone, I believe him.
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He's a big friendly fellow, but on the rare occasions he doesn't like someone, I believe him.
mine too. hubby will yell at them to shut up when they are barking out the window (in the house) and he's trying to watch tv. I'll admit the 'oofs' progress to a frenzy sometimes!

i tell him to get UP and see what they are barking at, not discourage them from being good watch dogs. I always get up and do a 'show me' to see what's up. Mostly they are nosey on our historic busy street, but better for me to get up than train them not to bark.
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:44 PM   #28
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Thank you, Roger, for your special insights here, and to others for many thought-provoking comments. So far, our travels have been safe, but we DO use the 'situational awareness' approach. Having traveled the dog show circuit with one or more Rottweilers, I know the presence of a big dog helps. My parents used to worry about any stops at rest areas ... I just reminded them that I traveled with 200# of teeth and felt pretty safe. Now, our dog is small, but has a large (if unseen) bark, so that might at least give us a few seconds to think about the smartest next move. We wish everyone safe journeys always - L 'n D
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