Being careful - Page 7 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-04-2009, 02:56 PM   #85
Senior Member
 
Linda&Dale's Avatar
 
Name: Linda and Dale and Dallas the cat
Trailer: 1984 Fiber Stream
California
Posts: 700
Most of those stories where shared around a campfire at a fiberglass gathering but here is a link to her Alaska adventure posted on this forum.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...p;hl=joy+alaska
__________________

__________________
Linda&Dale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 03:00 PM   #86
Senior Member
 
Linda&Dale's Avatar
 
Name: Linda and Dale and Dallas the cat
Trailer: 1984 Fiber Stream
California
Posts: 700
Here is another link to another adventure she posted on the forums. She is just an amazing person, hopefully some time you will be blessed to share a campfire with her and Lilly and hear in person some of her stories.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...p;hl=joy+alaska
__________________

__________________
Linda&Dale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 03:53 PM   #87
Member
 
Trailer: 1979 Trillium and 1989 Bigfoot (named 'Swanky')
Posts: 89
Registry
Send a message via AIM to Donna R
Thanks for your comments Joy
I caught this thread early today and was a bit surprised by some of the comments based on my own (it seems) naive ways of travelling.
I did drive by myself this past spring from Nova Scotia to Windsor Ontario and back in the snow and in a small tent ( trailer left at home) staying in closed campgrounds on back roads. Friends were a bit horrified and worried for my safety. I am not afraid travelling on my own. I DO pay very good attention and listen "to my gut" and am careful re surroundings and people.........but hope never to let fear stop me from doing what I enjoy.
People are always very kind to me and I have great heartwarming adventures.
Perhaps I have always been very lucky and maybe Canada feels a bit safer than other countries, but 5 months for 2 or us in our trailer across the US to California and back felt very similar.
So thanks Joy for your comments. It makes me feel not quite so naive or foolish!
( and I do think I know even one person here with a hand gun)
__________________
Donna R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 05:16 PM   #88
Senior Member
 
Roger H's Avatar
 
Name: Roger
Trailer: Y2K6 Born Free 32RQ on the Kodiak chassis, 1995 Coachmen 19' B-van and 1996 Precision 21' Sailboat
Iowa
Posts: 5,000
Quote:
Just wondering how much pleasure there is in camping with so much fear.
I read the entire thread and am now as afraid of the good guys as I am of the bad guys.

baglo
Glenn, the difference is that the good guys don't victimize other good guys. You need not fear them.

Here's an interesting perspective of what makes good guys, good guys. Good guys are described as sheepdogs, and the essay describes what causes them to be sheepdogs, what differentiates them from the wolves, and why sheep don't like them.

It's called "On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs" by Col. Dave Grossman.

Roger
__________________
Roger H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 06:16 PM   #89
Senior Member
 
theresa p's Avatar
 
Name: theresa
Trailer: Outback (by Trillium) 2004
New Brunswick
Posts: 1,382
Registry
Quote:
Thanks for your comments Joy
I caught this thread early today and was a bit surprised by some of the comments based on my own (it seems) naive ways of travelling.
I did drive by myself this past spring from Nova Scotia to Windsor Ontario and back in the snow and in a small tent ( trailer left at home) staying in closed campgrounds on back roads. Friends were a bit horrified and worried for my safety. I am not afraid travelling on my own. I DO pay very good attention and listen "to my gut" and am careful re surroundings and people.........but hope never to let fear stop me from doing what I enjoy.
People are always very kind to me and I have great heartwarming adventures.
Perhaps I have always been very lucky and maybe Canada feels a bit safer than other countries, but 5 months for 2 or us in our trailer across the US to California and back felt very similar.
So thanks Joy for your comments. It makes me feel not quite so naive or foolish!
( and I do think I know even one person here with a hand gun)

donna....i agree with you...listen to your gut. and do not feel naive. we have had similar experiences to yours...never any hint of trouble. perhaps it is dumb luck but i prefer to think of it as campers being considerate of other campers. overall, i deep down believe that those of us who camp are a special breed...now maybe i am the one being naive, but i don't think so.
__________________
theresa p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 09:31 PM   #90
Senior Member
 
Randya's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2005 17 ft Casita
Posts: 157
You carry a fire extinguisher in case of a fire don't you? I do ! But I also carry the biggest and strongest pepper spray, in case of one of Roger's
"wolves"!


I don't use camp grounds here in Wy. I boondock 99% of the time, not much fear of the two legged wolf, but it is the four legged bear that we see often every summer. And not black bears, but grizzlys, I see between 10 and 30 every year. I don't fear them, I respect them, but I am not about to get eaten, injured or my property destroyed by one either!
__________________
Randya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 11:18 PM   #91
Senior Member
 
David & Leslie's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp 16 ft Side Bath
Posts: 706
Thank you, Roger, for the link to Col. Grossman's essay ... a very thought provoking work on the actual and perceived role of law enforcement & defense forces in our complex society. Take care in YOUR work - L 'n D
__________________
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” A. Einstein
David & Leslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 08:08 PM   #92
Senior Member
 
Roger H's Avatar
 
Name: Roger
Trailer: Y2K6 Born Free 32RQ on the Kodiak chassis, 1995 Coachmen 19' B-van and 1996 Precision 21' Sailboat
Iowa
Posts: 5,000
Quote:
Thank you, Roger, for the link to Col. Grossman's essay ... a very thought provoking work on the actual and perceived role of law enforcement & defense forces in our complex society. Take care in YOUR work - L 'n D
Thanks.

Roger
__________________
Roger H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 01:30 AM   #93
Junior Member
 
Trailer: Scamp 16 ft 1981
Posts: 1
Some great points and suggestions in this thread.

I currently live full-time in my Scamp, and have done extended trips alone, mostly car camping. My own feeling on security is ambivalent.

On the one hand, far too many women, especially, are cowed by nightmares into locking themselves away from the road, the glories of which are theirs by divine right. Or, by degrees, they believe in the "safety in numbers" myth. Maybe it's just because I'm a mountain girl, but "civilized" places strike me as far more dangerous than the open country, where one can hide away from sight and maneauver more freely. I trust a bear over a man any day, so give me National Forest and BLM administered land. Women ought to dare with more grit, especially in the back country.

On the other hand, there are people who are intent in getting in your business for ill ends. I'll add a chit to the "situational awareness" pile as the center of any security. Being proactive in selecting camps and parking has saved alot of trouble. The one time I didn't heed my gut earned me a broken window and stolen CD player; I now always heed my gut.

Some random observations:

When parked for one night on the side of the road, sleep in the car cab, with keys in the ignition, so that you can get up and go in a shot if need be. It's best to have an open escape route in front of the car.

I used to sometimes sleep with a drawn longknife and a loaded crossbow at the ready. But weapons may be false security. 90% of security is preparation. Anywhere I camp on the fly is far from prying eyes, behind some trees, off an old dirt road.

The "po' folks" camoflage is very handy. Fru-fru status toys don't help one outside of the RV resorts.

Be more than stand-offish with men. When anyone but a ranger comes across my camp, the story is that my ficticious husband "Butch" or "Duke" or "Bubba" just went out to kill a buck or something, and I have to go pick him up soon. Then I'm gone within half an hour.

Cell phones and CB's are your friends.

Food and water are part of safety; always carry enough for a few extra weeks if you need to haul out on foot.
__________________
Brighid N. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 12:48 PM   #94
Senior Member
 
ronsmith100's Avatar
 
Trailer: Casita
Posts: 451
Quote:
Guns, ball bats, knives, and all manner of other weapons are useless in the hands of the untrained and unwilling. Likewise, if you are untrained and/or unwilling to use that training with a weapon and you bring it out, you have most likely just armed an otherwise unarmed assailant as they will take that weapon away from you and use it on you
I took a two hour concealed weapon class, passed the simple written test, and now have the permit. This is Utah. It is easy.
But I never conceal it and never wear it... go figure.
I do some practice plinking a couple of times per year just to stay sharp and I always remind myself what they taught in that class: You cant just shoot someone becasue you feel threatened. Your life has to be in mortal danger before you can use it and that takes a lot of mental discipline if you ask me. Fear can overcome reason real quick... especially as you get old like me

PS you can have a loaded firearm in your home in California. A trailer or a tent is considered your home when you are out camping.
__________________

__________________
ronsmith100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bearing Buddies, be careful! John Perry Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12 08-14-2007 04:09 PM
Be careful where you look! jack maloney General Chat 16 06-08-2006 06:37 PM
Be careful with heaters jdtrotter General Chat 7 05-31-2006 07:56 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Washington Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.