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Old 02-13-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
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Self Defense

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Was interested to read what peeps have done or do for Self Defense while camping. Like do you take a firearm, bat, dog, etc...........

Seems that KOA's and such are for the most part safer then say public parks etc.............. ( assumption here )

While the potential threat of a an assault, burglary, etc............ is all over the US and will not go away ................. In this context what if any precautions do you take..............



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Old 02-13-2014, 10:45 AM   #2
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While I do CCW, the most important thing I do to ensure our safety is be aware of our surroundings at all times and avoid undesirable areas.

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Old 02-13-2014, 10:47 AM   #3
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:56 AM   #4
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I conceal carry a Springfield XDS 9mm... I have a case I can secure in the weapon in and then secure the case to the camper or vehicle. I do this for many of the places I go. We also have 2 dogs, one would attack you for attention while the other will bark and cower while peeing himself...

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I'm going to just throw out there that this discussion is only allowed within the context and specifically about RV'ing. This topic comes up every few months and inevitably falls out of bounds of the rules and people get upset and badness happens. Please take a moment to refamiliarize yourselves regarding the rules on gun topics.

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I have been camping now for decades, most of the time was in a tent, and I have never had to worry about self defense other than raccoons (I use a sling shot for them )
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Been camping over 30 years never felt threatened, never had an issue, or know of any of our camping friends that have had any issues. Rarely lock our doors but do have two Boxers but not for that reason.

Having said that do realize that it can happen but more likely when on the road not as likely in the campground other than teens looking for beer in coolers..


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