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cody

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Re: Protection while dry camping
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2010, 07:27:42 PM »
A whistle is lighter to carry than a dinner bell.

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Re: Protection while dry camping
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2010, 06:15:59 AM »
A whistle is lighter to carry than a dinner bell.

Probably passes through the bear easier, too.
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Re: Protection while dry camping
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2010, 07:08:57 AM »
Wifey thinks I'm nuts. I have been chuckling to myself since yesterday.  Aperitif....dinner bell...gas whistle...passes...etc.  Rich! ;D ;D ;D

thank you!

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Re: Protection while dry camping
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2010, 10:34:19 AM »
I use the 12 gauge with 3" mangum rounds, I alternate between slugs and double ot. She will hold seven and the good thing is that you don't need a flashlight or have to open the door.

I would worry about discharging bear spray in my bus, most people you shoot with that stuff have been shot before and it loooses its effectiveness.
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Re: Protection while dry camping
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2010, 11:00:32 AM »
I use the 12 gauge with 3" mangum rounds, I alternate between slugs and double ot. She will hold seven and the good thing is that you don't need a flashlight or have to open the door.

I would worry about discharging bear spray in my bus, most people you shoot with that stuff have been shot before and it loooses its effectiveness.

Where did you get that info?  Not to contradict you, now.

Please,

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Re: Protection while dry camping
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2010, 05:37:47 PM »
I think that wasp spray will sit by the door and should find application only with an attempt at forced entry. 

Yeah, the guy who breaks down your door will have something to spray you with.

Your defense should be LAYERED.  The perimeter layer is your locks.  The next layer should be somewhere that you can run to and reach ahead of any invader, and THIS is where your weapons should be.  The only time a weapons should be within 10 feet of the door is when you are carrying it and ready to use it if necessary.

That way, if you realize that someone is trying to break in, you don't have to go where he is to start your active defense -- you retreat to the safe place and prepare for him.  If you are at the door and realize that there is a need, you stop arguing and get to your safe place, while he thinks you're just running away in fright.

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Re: Protection while dry camping
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2010, 07:24:39 PM »
Good advise BG6.
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