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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby Mloves2camp » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:46 pm

Ran across this on ebay, thought it may be good to warn the axe murderers before they try anything! :lol:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/caqdlnh
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Security & Camping alone

Postby Verna » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:43 am

I finally remembered to look for Bear Spray at Gander Mountain. WOW!!!! Is that stuff really $55 every where else? Just curious. (I've been helping with my sick brother this week and haven't had time to shop around on-line.)
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby Mloves2camp » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:40 am

Verna, try ebay. I looked for you & there are many good deals on bear spray. When I need something, I check there first. As long as you check the feedback on a seller first & make sure they're not going to be a pain to deal with. Can't say I've ever had any big problems, but sure have gotten some great deals! Sure helps the budget!
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby Verna » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:24 pm

Mloves2camp wrote:Verna, try ebay. I looked for you & there are many good deals on bear spray. When I need something, I check there first. As long as you check the feedback on a seller first & make sure they're not going to be a pain to deal with. Can't say I've ever had any big problems, but sure have gotten some great deals! Sure helps the budget!


Thanks!!! I found some on Amazon. The spray is in the mail...so to speak!!
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby Mloves2camp » Wed May 02, 2012 9:50 pm

For all you who had a good laugh out of our 'security fixes' & the slightly vicious ways we've thought of, you've got to read this. Did you hear about the dentist who worked on her ex & pulled out all his teeth? LOL It made me think of this thread!

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/30/novoc ... nds-teeth/

Kinda reminds ya of Lorena Bobbit, doesn't it?
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby Ratkity » Fri May 04, 2012 10:31 am

Mloves2camp wrote:For all you who had a good laugh out of our 'security fixes' & the slightly vicious ways we've thought of, you've got to read this. Did you hear about the dentist who worked on her ex & pulled out all his teeth? LOL It made me think of this thread!

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/30/novoc ... nds-teeth/

Kinda reminds ya of Lorena Bobbit, doesn't it?


hehe, yeah. Only you can still eat and chew with false teeth. Not sure about him being able to do anything after Lorena was done. ROFL.
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby Oldragbaggers » Fri May 04, 2012 9:16 pm

If only he'd been a little nicer......... :lol:
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby Mloves2camp » Fri May 04, 2012 9:19 pm

Yes, false teeth would be good. However, Bobbit was able to 'function', as they searched for 'it' & reattached it. Later on, he had it enlarged & went into porno movies... How he's acted after the incident makes me think that maybe she was right. Heck, he could have gained employment as a eunich. Just sayin'...LOL

Can't imagine how in the world she pulled all his teeth out without him wondering what she was doing, though. Says she numbed him up, but geez, it's not easy pulling healthy teeth!
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby Mloves2camp » Fri May 04, 2012 9:21 pm

Hehe...cross-posted! Yes, if only! Guess he'll be nicer to women, from here on out, huh?
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby Todah Tear » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:18 am

I posted this in the "General" area. Since it involves a security item, I'll post the link to the thread here:

http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=51273

This is a large Mace and pepperspray dispencer that can spray at a distance.

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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby fflutterffly » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:52 am

Camping in the crowd is not always as safe as you might think. Many years ago at a California RV spot in Moro Bay there was a shooting, a killing. I tent camp near Bishop, Ca where the sites are well defined. 99% of the time quiet time begins around 10. When it doesn't I take note of the offenders.
When the knock came on door of your tear drop I'd have shouted out. The door is locked come back in the AM.
Another nice tip: Get one of those panic buttons that, when activated, makes like a low growling sound of a very big mean dog. Maybe a sign, " Done for the day...see you tomorrow."
One more thing. I fly fish all over the place and always have a large canister of bear spray with me... by the bed... works great i hear.
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby S. Heisley » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:49 am

fflutterffly wrote:...always have a large canister of bear spray with me... by the bed... works great i hear.


Don't use the bear spray indoors. If you use it indoors, you won't be able to use your trailer until you re-paint to seal the stuff in and you'll may have to throw out anything that the spray gets on. Instead, get a can of wasp spray to sit by the bed and save your bear spray for the bears. Wasp spray shoots 20 to 25 feet so you can spray it in the eyes of anyone who comes around looking for trouble. However, be sure to tell them to wash their eyes out immediately and then go to a hospital because, if they don't, they could go blind. This is true; and, when you tell somebody, all they are going to think about is getting that stuff out of their eyes and not going blind. Wasp spray is a legitimate defense product yet is not considered a weapon by law enforcement. Therefore, you can safely carry it to anywhere you travel.

Additionally, I recently read that wasp spray can also be used to kill a snake or a mouse.
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby gypsy97 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:33 pm

I camp alone out of necessity when my big dog passed away a couple of years ago. I camp in a tent, so there are no locked doors between me and the outside world. Whereas I would love to set my tent up in the backwoods, and am trying to convince myself to try backpacking again, I usually stay in National Forest or National Park campgrounds. I keep a heavy flashlight by my sleeping bag, plus my car keys with the panic button. I don't leave the tent after dark, and pee in a large plastic cup and toss it into the trees. I've always enjoyed camping alone, but at 73 I would really like some company once in a while. I really don't feel unsafe, just a little spooked when I'm the only one in a campground.

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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby S. Heisley » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:59 pm

gypsy97 wrote:I camp alone out of necessity when my big dog passed away a couple of years ago. I camp in a tent, so there are no locked doors between me and the outside world. Whereas I would love to set my tent up in the backwoods, and am trying to convince myself to try backpacking again, I usually stay in National Forest or National Park campgrounds. I keep a heavy flashlight by my sleeping bag, plus my car keys with the panic button. I don't leave the tent after dark, and pee in a large plastic cup and toss it into the trees. I've always enjoyed camping alone, but at 73 I would really like some company once in a while. I really don't feel unsafe, just a little spooked when I'm the only one in a campground.

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You're a marvel, Gypsy! Tent camping at 73!!! One more easy thing that you can do is simply get a strong safety pin (maybe an old diaper pin?) and pin the inside zipper tab for the side zipper together with the bottom zipper tab when you're inside for the night. People don't expect tent campers to do this; but, it will alert you, should a person try to unzip your tent door; thus, buying you a couple extra seconds to wake up and protect yourself.

Knock on wood, I never had a person bother me when I tent camped; but, bears are another matter. It makes me really uncomfortable when a curious bear comes around and sniffs my head and I've had that happen a couple times. (They must smell toothpaste on my breath.) Bears don't bother with a zipper. They just bite right through the tent or swipe it with their paw or whatever. Thank goodness that never happened to me; but, it has happened to others. Having a TTT/hybrid TD seems to have helped a lot.
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby gypsy97 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:55 pm

I've been wanting a teardrop camper for ages, but have been told I shouldn't try to pull it across the country and over the mountains with my 6 cyl. Highlander. I've looked into some ultra light and ultra small campers but I'd still have to get a hitch and tow package for my Highlander. Don't know if it's worth it, although I might possibly find teardrop groups in northern CA that I could camp with and forget driving long distances. I'm 3 or 4 years older now than when I started thinking about this!
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