Originally Posted by Ray Eklund
DreamStreamr had a lawn chair "pinched". I had not heard that for some time having anything pinched.
I am sorry Mojo. I gave credit to the wrong person for coming up with the term "pinched". Sorry to all involved.
I try to mitigate our potential losses through theft by also considering the amount of damage a thief will do to take what is not worth the damage created to "pinch" an item.
The wife will draw the curtains to make it impossible to look inside the trailer. We do not have a television, but if YOU DO, I would crank the exterior antenna DOWN. Just common sense precautions.
Stick a note on the door that says "Back in fifteen minutes".
For some reason, having the awning out gives the appearance of an extended living space and someone is "at home". But a wild wind moves through and you could have some bent rods. Securing the corners with a rope and steel rods or five gallon bucket of rock, helps.
Hanging a hat outside the trailer will keep a thief on guard when casing the site. Hang some towels out to dry... while gone.
QUIT watching television at home of programs that give everyone the impression that murder, rapes and killers are roaming every street, dirt road and campground looking for more victims. The programs might be entertaining, but I find many people are taking these scripts as common expectations to be encountered. Ask someone overseas how they "learned" about Americans... Then you will understand why they think the USA is a place to be in constant fear.
If you are indeed afraid of potential roaming killers, thieves, kidnappers, dangerous animals, biting reptiles and eagles carrying off small children to be eaten... travel with someone you feel more at ease. I would fear getting a flat tire on a gravel road and having to swat swarms of mosquitos in the process. A more likely situation.