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post #46 of (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 09:56 AM
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No arguments with anything above Big Ian. While my post was definitely intended to slant towards humour, there's no doubt that forums do sometimes serve as a forum for venting. And I have a tendency to pile on when that starts. I suppose that I harken back to the days when there were fewer folks out in the backcountry and the accompanying issues were fewer. That sounds like an old and bitter guy typing but I'm neither. Just frustrated at times when city negatives impact the wilds. But kudos to the folks on here who actually offer up solutions. Having said that, I'm off for a few nights in the hills which is likely more productive than typing more... :-)

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post #47 of (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 11:12 AM
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Having a secure place to store my excess gear is why I have a large Thule box on my car. It would be a lot harder to break into than a car. Plus the crackheads don't know if there is anything in there or not so they theoretically move onto another easier more obvious target. Another idea is to get a heavy duty duffel bag like the North Face Basecamp Duffel and get a packsafe bag protector and lock up the duffel. I was so paranoid about break-ins in Hawaii that I always locked up my stuff in the truck of the rental car when I was out for the day on the beach, etc. You can't count on the cops to do jack S in this country. Protect your own stuff.[IMG][/IMG]
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post #48 of (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 01:39 PM
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I have a large Thule box on my car. It would be a lot harder to break into than a car. Plus the crackheads don't know if there is anything in there or not so they theoretically move onto another easier more obvious target.
From my experience, people will attempt to break in anyways just to see if there is anything of value. People also vandalize cars just for the fun of it.
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From my experience, people will attempt to break in anyways just to see if there is anything of value. People also vandalize cars just for the fun of it.
That is exactly right.

Ideas/suggestions about trailhead shuttles, better packing, this or that are good, but only circumvent the real problem -- minority terrorizing vast majority, and getting away with it.

If nothing is done, as it most likely won't, we will be having this same discussion in couple of months (and then again, and again ...)
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post #50 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2015, 12:39 AM
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Also a problem recently in WA state:

http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubb...al#Post1138629
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post #51 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2015, 01:45 AM
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From my experience, people will attempt to break in anyways just to see if there is anything of value. People also vandalize cars just for the fun of it.
I've been told that a Thule or Yakima box is pretty hard to break into as they are made out of ABS plastic. A hammer would just bounce off. I suppose with a pry bar and enough time you could bust in but unless my car was alone and there was no other targets around why would they bother when there would probably be softer targets nearby.
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For me at least, its all about making my vehicle & apartment more work to break into and steal from.
This is the front door of my condo:

It looks far more protected than the other 62 units in my building.
I also went through the effort to replace the flimsy interior door into my man's cave with a solid core door with deadbolt. So even if punks ever got through my main door they'd discover they are not going to get at my valuables. Harden, harden, harden.
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post #53 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2015, 01:22 AM
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so if a rumour is spreading around that a bunch of irrate tough guys are gonna watch the parking lot this weekend, chances are that thieves will read this and think twice? cause theres a lot of hurting to be paid back.
full report next week.
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post #54 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2015, 07:49 AM
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I've seen some of them on various trails. Yeah, they look tough and really f*****g pissed off when the subject comes up.

Off for the weekend, gonna find out if the Sayward canoe route can be done in a day. Probably not, but the second day will will be done by breakfast!
My car will be unlocked, immobilized and empty, my fingers crossed it doesn't gets smashed or torched for "fun".
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wonder if they'll try to burn a cardboard cop, if they even notice it.
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I've seen some of them on various trails. Yeah, they look tough and really f*****g pissed off when the subject comes up.

Off for the weekend, gonna find out if the Sayward canoe route can be done in a day. Probably not, but the second day will will be done by breakfast!
My car will be unlocked, immobilized and empty, my fingers crossed it doesn't gets smashed or torched for "fun".
Imagine if someone came around and added 20 liters of good fuel to your gas tank and slipped you a coupon for 50$ worth of fishing tackle from you favourite store
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how is cell reception from there, easy to text in/out?
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post #58 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2015, 06:49 PM
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Should be money, the closest tower is just on the shoulder of the Tusk.
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It's a shame that sometimes the most dangerous predators can be man.

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quick question, if I go Panorama Range this weekend, do I need Snowshoes? Or Micro-spike is sufficient? Thanks in advance.
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