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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby S. Heisley » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:16 pm

ZugZug wrote:129693

It is unfortunate that he also farts a bit at times. But none of us are perfect, are we? No metwurst for him while we're away!



I recently read that they have found that smelling the sulfur from farts actually boosts ones immune system. Now, I don't mind it so much when my dog lets a smelly one! :lol:
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby Patti » Sun May 08, 2016 7:01 pm

Do women who camp alone get hit on a lot? I'm not worried about safety. But I have wondered how much of a problem guys can be, just wanting to be 'friendlier' than you do.
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby minstrel » Sun May 08, 2016 9:47 pm

I've only been out a few time but haven't had that problem.....However, I'm not near as cute and perky as I was about 30 years ago!!! :lol:
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby S. Heisley » Sun May 08, 2016 9:50 pm

Patti wrote:Do women who camp alone get hit on a lot? I'm not worried about safety. But I have wondered how much of a problem guys can be, just wanting to be 'friendlier' than you do.


Not that I have found. If you stay in a well-defined campground, especially if there are camp hosts, you shouldn't have many, if any, problems. I've read that, supposedly, you are safer in a campground than you are in your own home. However, do take precautions such as carrying pepper spray and wasp spray. Keep things locked up, too. Another one that I have learned is to stay within eye-view and ear-hearing of other campers. Don't stay in isolated areas. This may discourage mischievous behavior.

Two years in a row, I have been surprised by "lurkers" that have come to the Dam/Shasta Lake Gathering to meet me; but, both of them have been very respectful and not a problem. Of course, I look sort of like a short football player with shoulder pads that fell to her chest. That might have something to do with not getting hit on. :lol:
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby S. Heisley » Sun May 08, 2016 10:01 pm

minstrel wrote:I've only been out a few time but haven't had that problem.....However, I'm not near as cute and perky as I was about 30 years ago!!! :lol:
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I've been camping for about 40 years and used to be fairly attractive. ...Never got hit on in a campground because of my looks. Of course, you need to use common sense, such as, don't camp next to a bunch of partying and/or drunk guys. Heed the other precautions that I mentioned above, too. Another thought is to try to not camp where beer is readily available. I used to prefer primitive (think outhouses) campgrounds for that reason, too. It's been my experience that people in primitive campgrounds tend to be more serious about their camping.
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby Patti » Tue May 10, 2016 2:39 pm

Thank you for your responses!

I wasn't thinking so much about busy campgrounds, but more about about less busy campgrounds and boondocking--National Forests and BLM areas, for example. Of course common sense is always the bottom line!
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Re: Security & Camping alone

Postby 3GKnight » Tue May 10, 2016 5:10 pm

S. Heisley wrote: Of course, I look sort of like a short football player with shoulder pads that fell to her chest.


I actually LOL'd at this...
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