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post #16 of (permalink) Old 03-01-2004, 10:35 PM
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Golden Ears seems to be a particularly bad place for b+e's. Twice for our vehicle over the last couple of years. If your heading up Allouette or onto the lower valley trails consider parking at the Malcolm Knapp [U.B.C.] Research forest and heading in to Golden Ears via "A" road. A much safer spot to leave a vehicle and it's free.
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post #17 of (permalink) Old 03-02-2004, 07:10 PM
 
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I had my car broken into twice last year. Once in the parking lot
at the south end of Hayward lake, the other in town. Both times
nothing stolen, "just" the door lock twisted out of its socket.
The only stuff I leave in my car are maps, ice scraper, paper
towel. I even open the container between the seats, cupholder, to
show they are empty. Still, they had to open the tincan...

Not too bright that bunch [V]

Sigh, what can ya do? I suppose one possibility is to put the
Club on and leave the door unlocked.
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post #18 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2004, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the tips. Coaster: I can feel your pain!
Seems the worst are parking spots with paved access.
How about remote places where real 4*4 only can go? Did you have any surprises? I have not.
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post #19 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2004, 11:28 PM
 
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In the Okanagan near Peachland up at Headwaters Lakes we had parked our friends car there and the next day it was smashed and beaten up pretty good. Also up in the bedwell trail on Vancouver Ils. we had a batterie stolen.

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Careful about up the Oregon Coast. There are a lot of areas on the side of highway 101 near rocky areas and parks. Apparently they get hit quite a bit by organized crime etc. Lotsa RV's and campers so lots of stuff to loot.
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I've noticed cars up at Golden Ears that have had their windows smashed etc.

There seems to be more and more younger people up there nowadays drinking over at goldcreek beach

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anyone know how safe the parking in strathcona park is?


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I really like the "blue burrito" idea. One thing I've always wanted to do is get a "guille' style camo tarp to toss over it. Park off on one of those tiny unused side roads, toss the camo tarp over, and the loosers cruising the road looking for victims won't notice you.

Not sure it will actually work, however :-)

I came out of work the other day and saw a nice smudge mark on the driver side window of the car - complete with hair marks and all. Someone had leaned against the window looking in for loot. Thank god for the blinking red alarm light!!



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Stealth mode (also known as the 'Blue Burrito') works well to deter marauding bands of vandalous marmots, but may not prove very effective against human thieves, despite being of only slightly higher intelligence



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Thanks for the tips. Coaster: I can feel your pain!
Seems the worst are parking spots with paved access.
How about remote places where real 4*4 only can go? Did you have any surprises? I have not.
Never had a problem with that. From what I've seen, most of the break-ins are loosers who drive up the road looking for cars and then leave (ie/ they wont bother with logging roads). The main exception *might* be Stave Lake with all the (ahem) rednecks in the mud flats :-)
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Those dummy red alarm lights which flash (LED) could deter some dummies, others not possibly.



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Just wondering: are there also break-ins at local N.S. parks such as Mount Seymour, Grouse Mountain, Cypress Falls, Lynne Canyon?.
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NO PLACE is a safe place anymore... They do not have Break and Enter Schedules or Maps... Soon as they need their crack fix, could be 3 or 4 am, and could even be your driveway at home...



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I'm reluctant to even name specific trailheads for fear of giving any of them ideas.

What Aceshigh says is true. I take the same precautions everywhere, whether it's on the streets of Vancouver or at a trailhead.

When I lived in Toronto, people would wonder why I would bring everything with me into a restaurant instead of leaving it in the car. It's because I was from Vancouver.
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lol

a few years ago I was in Calgary visiting cousins and one asked what my club was and why I was putting it on my steering wheel.
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