Security

tdiller

Active Member
Aug 25, 2016
256
How concerned are you about security? Doug locks up the hitch ball, the receiver to the jeep, the generator, the yeti, the 5 gal gas and water containers, propane tanks, and the trunk lid on camper. He also intends to change locks on hatches. I may have missed something but more than once we have had things taken. We try to make it as had as possible for opportunistic thieves. Not paranoid, just prepared.
I don't know where you are staying but I've never had anything disappear. I've been in campgrounds when a murder has taken place and other nefarious activities but I have never worried as much as you seem to be about security.
 

1380ken

Super Active Member
Nov 7, 2013
2,846
Mass
I lock the camper door when we are away all day. I put the expensive electronics out of sight inside the camper. I also usually have about $1000 in cash hidden under my floor jack.
 

WrkrBee

Super Active Member
May 23, 2018
6,545
South Carolina
Most of the stuff I've lost camping was hauled off by raccoons.

Here's a handy hint for when you stay in a hotel, leave your bags, and are out for the day. Leave a big tube of Preparation H on top of your clothes, where it's the first thing seen if the bag is opened. Never had my stuff gone through.
 

Toedtoes

Super Active Member
May 28, 2018
2,840
California
Most of the stuff I've lost camping was hauled off by raccoons.

Here's a handy hint for when you stay in a hotel, leave your bags, and are out for the day. Leave a big tube of Preparation H on top of your clothes, where it's the first thing seen if the bag is opened. Never had my stuff gone through.

I would guess that it is coincidental. A tube of preparation H is gonna have no bearing on whether you have something worth stealing. Nor will it make a potential thief get all grossed out and not want to touch your things.
 

Byrd_Huntr

Super Active Member
Jan 27, 2013
1,224
Minnesota
In 55 years of camping in states and provinces around Minnesota and the West, I've never had anything stolen. I used to leave everything out on the picnic table, but I don't tempt fate anymore. I stow things in/under the camper and into the SUV before leaving the campsite for the day. A glance at population in the US sheds some light on many issues... US population the year John Muir (founder of the Sierra Club and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the US) died, 1935 = 99 million... 2019 = 328.98 million.... Projection for 2050 = 438 million. Bound to be less open space and more bad apples.
 

tfischer

A bad day camping beats a good day at the office
Just got back from a week at Yellowstone. We were gone all day almost every day, sometimes from 8AM until after 10pm. The only thing I locked up was our portable solar panels, which was with a relatively wimpy cable and easy to pick padlock. We left out chairs, firewood, lanterns... everything but stuff that would attract bears.

I did lock the popup, to keep out nosy kids or rangers, but all they would have had to do was un-velcro the door and reach in of course.

We had no issues.
 

TexasTRex

Member
Nov 9, 2018
15
Houston, Texas
We DTA as a general rule. Paranoia is bad, skepticism is good.
We split our camping between campgrounds and disperse camping.
I've been investigating solar powered cellular security cameras to set when we leave a remote dispersed site.
*I have another use for the camera to watch the trailer where we store it
Anyone have any experience here?
 

Patrick w

Active Member
Aug 13, 2021
463
We DTA as a general rule. Paranoia is bad, skepticism is good.
We split our camping between campgrounds and disperse camping.
I've been investigating solar powered cellular security cameras to set when we leave a remote dispersed site.
*I have another use for the camera to watch the trailer where we store it
Anyone have any experience here?
they sell cellular trail cam. I think service is included if its under 200 photos a month.
edit: sorry, free for 100 pics a month, I think 4-5 bucks a month for 250, 10 dollars for unlimited.

Spypoint Link-Micro S LTE

 
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