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Old 10-18-2018, 01:59 PM   #1
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Boondocking Safety

I may be paranoid (doesn't mean somebody isn't after me) but with the movie Deliverance in mind, just how safe is boondocking? By boondocking, I mean isolated with no people within eyesight or hearing. Have any of you actually had an issue?

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We boondock more than we use rv parks. We enjoy the outdoors without the commercial distractions. We generally camp with another couple, gotta remember he is 79 and she is 76, not the athletic types nor are we. He is one of those old people you don't want to pick a fight with, he'll just shoot you, too old to fight.

We like to camp in isolated areas as we do a lot of fourwheeling with our RZR and the more people you have around the noisier it gets. So Boondocking is the best for us.
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if nobody knows you're there, how would anybody 'know' you were there? : )

you're probably 'safer' than most!

some will worry more about safety than others, and some will put it all in perspective and realize that you can't live 'worrying' about it : )
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I may be paranoid (doesn't mean somebody isn't after me) but with the movie Deliverance in mind, just how safe is boondocking? By boondocking, I mean isolated with no people within eyesight or hearing. Have any of you actually had an issue?

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Not an issue in my neck of the woods. We all "carry".
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I may be paranoid (doesn't mean somebody isn't after me) but with the movie Deliverance in mind, just how safe is boondocking? By boondocking, I mean isolated with no people within eyesight or hearing. Have any of you actually had an issue?

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Watch tonight's nightly news... how safe are you anywhere?

I think I'd rather be in a secluded area boondocking, than anywhere in a crowded place.
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You have to use common sense. Single petite female traveling all alone? Maybe not want to be in isolated areas. A couple adults? Less risk. Some nut can break into your house anywhere you live. Doesn't really happen that often, even less often to people camping in RV's, especially when you look at the crime 'rate', not the numbers. The number of crimes per given population is your indicator. Stop watching the news and scary crime shows. They freak my wife out when we go camping, and she's always thinking there's some boogey man out there about to get her. Had to get a freaking RV because she's weirded out by tent camping in her old age. Sigh.
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Iím not saying you donít need to carry a weapon, thereís nothing wrong with being prepared. However, and this is for the paranoid campers; have you ever read on any RV forum where the writer said he had to pull his gun on someone?

Iíve been reading RV forums for 18 years and Iíve never read a story of a camper having to pull their weapon and use it. Iím not saying itís never happen, just that Iíve never heard of a story like that.

Honestly if I were that concerned about the need to carry weapon when I camp, I donít think I would go camping.
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Iím not saying you donít need to carry a weapon, thereís nothing wrong with being prepared. However, and this is for the paranoid campers; have you ever read on any RV forum where the writer said he had to pull his gun on someone?

Iíve been reading RV forums for 18 years and Iíve never read a story of a camper having to pull their weapon and use it. Iím not saying itís never happen, just that Iíve never heard of a story like that.

Honestly if I were that concerned about the need to carry weapon when I camp, I donít think I would go camping.
No, but in all fairness, we aren't allowed to have that discussion either
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Boy Scouts have the best motto: Be Prepared.
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No, but in all fairness, we aren't allowed to have that discussion either
Well not up here in Canada. Unless you are hunting then you better be doing that and not packing a 12 gauge to look after some imaginary threat. Guns in peoples hands kill people!
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Boy Scouts have the best motto: Be Prepared.
I am a Boy Scout and I don't need a Weapon to be prepared. I have my camp knife for making feather sticks or cutting cord, shovel, axe/ buck saw, tarps, tools and spare parts. That is being prepared!
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I think that if you're posting your concerns on this forum, 'boondocking' is probably not going to ever be comfortable to you, you're already too worried about it.
Those who boondock and don't concern themselves aren't on this forum asking about whether what they are doing is 'safe' or not : )
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Sort of like asking whether it's 'safe' to drive a car.
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I think that if you're posting your concerns on this forum, 'boondocking' is probably not going to ever be comfortable to you, you're already too worried about it.
Those who boondock and don't concern themselves aren't on this forum asking about whether what they are doing is 'safe' or not : )
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Most campgrounds have a No firearm policy, I am sure everyone abides by those rules...Common sense rules, you should not have one if you are not comfortable with one. One could do more harm than good. Whether boon docking or campground be aware of your surroundings.
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I boondock a lot and for extended periods of time. With the fridge stuffed full with food my biggest worry is how to keep the beer cold.
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Well not up here in Canada. Unless you are hunting then you better be doing that and not packing a 12 gauge to look after some imaginary threat. Guns in peoples hands kill people!
Now that's not true. I've transported many a "legal firearm" through Canada. Thirty years ago all you had to do is verbally declare it. These days you fill out the paperwork, pay the fee (I guess Ottawa needs revenue), answer some questions and you're on your way. No requirement for a hunting license.
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And, anyway- so glad this turned into a guns-thread. Yippee.

Anyway, I havenít really read of any issues while boondocking. Either the rig left alone by itself and/or people interactions.

You should be fine.
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And, anyway- so glad this turned into a guns-thread. Yippee.

Anyway, I haven’t really read of any issues while boondocking. Either the rig left alone by itself and/or people interactions.

You should be fine.
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