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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour View Post
    I plan to take three motion detector alarms I bought at Radio Shack and set them in strategic spots at night.
    What about chipmunks, raccoons, skunks and such?
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    Indy beat me to it. Louis, if you haven't camped much you'll found out that critters move around and explore campsites for food, so there's a good chance these things will go off often. A good nights sleep is ultra important to how much energy you have the next day. I guess you'll have to see what happens yourself but I wouldn't be a happy camp neighbour if your alarms go off numerous times due to racoon's..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour View Post
    I plan to take three motion detector alarms I bought at Radio Shack and set them in strategic spots at night. A thief would have to deal with that plus the little dog that's going with me, she barks at anything in the night that even THINKS about moving!
    I hope I never need to camp near you. That sounds like a recipe for annoying everyone within earshot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staehpj1 View Post
    I hope I never need to camp near you. That sounds like a recipe for annoying everyone within earshot.
    My guess is the one who'll be most annoyed is the one who gets up in the middle of the night and checks around to see if there's anything he can steal. I'll tell the rest of them skunk wandered thru camp and Teeka scared it off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour View Post
    My guess is the one who'll be most annoyed is the one who gets up in the middle of the night and checks around to see if there's anything he can steal. I'll tell the rest of them skunk wandered thru camp and Teeka scared it off!
    I'd still come over to your campsite and squirt you and Teeka with my water bottle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour View Post
    My guess is the one who'll be most annoyed is the one who gets up in the middle of the night and checks around to see if there's anything he can steal. I'll tell the rest of them skunk wandered thru camp and Teeka scared it off!
    Someone coming into your camp at night to steal is a very rare occurrence. Most of the thefts of gear on tour that I know of were in broad daylight, mostly outside of stores and even those are not common events. On the other hand, critters wandering through camp are quite common. People wandering through the edge of your site on the way to and from the outhouse are fairly common as well and I wouldn't want to wake the whole camp ground every time either of those events occurred.

    Please at least try to minimize the noise you make in camp. Train your dog to wake you if it hears something and then to shut up or at least bark very quietly once you are up. Better yet leave it at home. Having a dog yapping all night in camp is very rude as is having alarms going off every time a critter wanders through. Please be courteous and quiet in camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour View Post
    My guess is the one who'll be most annoyed is the one who gets up in the middle of the night and checks around to see if there's anything he can steal. I'll tell the rest of them skunk wandered thru camp and Teeka scared it off!
    No. People like me will be the ones most annoyed. People who hate inconsiderate campers. As noted, the chances of the sort of theft you are worrying about are exceedingly rare. The are even rarer when you are camping somewhere that is off the beaten path.
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    There are so many other things you can do to prevent this highly unlikely crime. 1) get a tent with a "bike shed", 2) pop your front wheel off and store it in your tent vestibule, 3) clip a piece of fishing line to your bike and tent pole so that you are awakened if your bike is disturbed 4), use a chain for a lock, 5) use a lo-jack type device that will alert YOU on your smart phone if your bike is moved.

    The bike alarm isn't a bad idea for daytime use in urban areas, going into stores, etc.
    Last edited by mm718; 03-31-14 at 10:38 AM.

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    I take a small cable lock and always lock my bike up. But the most important rule is to always take the things you simply cannot afford to get stolen with you! So put your wallet, keys, documents, phone etc in a handlebar bag and take that with you everywhere. I also keep my wash kit in my handlebar bag so it goes with me to the showers. If my bike or gear gets stolen I'll always have a phone, money and credit cards.

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    Touring isn't for the fearfully !

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    It's probably best for all concerned if the OP just stays home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axolotl View Post
    It's probably best for all concerned if the OP just stays home.
    Glad you went there. Between the fear to the pont of packing motion sensors and the dog and who knows what else yet undisclosed, I have to agree.

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