- Nov 14, 2017 at 4:31 pm #3502085
when you forget to lock your car. Yep, all sorts of things missing. Crap.Nov 14, 2017 at 6:43 pm #3502105
Ben 2 WorldBPL Member
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
That sucks! Hope the thieves didn’t damage your car…Nov 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm #3502107
I’ve had stuff taken from my car a couple times, definitely a bummerNov 14, 2017 at 7:28 pm #3502113
Luckily no damage. More sentimental loss than anything.Nov 14, 2017 at 7:33 pm #3502116
once my car was locked, carton of cigarettes visible (bad on several counts), someone broke the window and took cigs, of course it cost a lot more to fix
once I closed door, pack pushed against door lock switch which locked door, I had to pry window open, I don’t think I ever fixed that but it wasn’t really lockable in the futureNov 14, 2017 at 8:39 pm #3502134
Ben CBPL Member
SOmetimes I think it’s better to leave it open so they don’t damage your car trying to get in. Just don’t leave anything of value in there.Nov 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm #3502143
d kBPL Member
Sorry to hear that, Ken.
The subject of car break-ins came up in carpool the other day, and one person related a story from back in the day of car radio theft – they had put a note on the dash that said “No radio”. Somebody broke in, turned the note over and wrote “get one” on the back of it!Nov 14, 2017 at 11:07 pm #3502149
Back to carrying it all with me.
At least no backpacking gear was lost. That would have been devastating.
Priorities…Nov 14, 2017 at 11:18 pm #3502150
I have this bin in the back of my pickup. It’s fastened with some polyester line and a quick release knot.
I have a chair, firewood, firestarter, chains, other misc. stuff. Not much value – it anything was stolen it wouldn’t bother me a lot. But no one would know what’s in there.
I have parked it at trailheads for years. No one’s ever even opened it to look at it. Or if they did, they retied the knot when they were done.Nov 14, 2017 at 11:42 pm #3502154
jeffrey armbrusterBPL Member
@bookLocale: Northern California
Thread drift. Once I parked at the ranger station in Tuolumne meadows and went on week backpacking trip. It got hot, especially on the last day. I got to my car and the spare tire (outside on the back of the CRV) was blown. People there said it had happened just minutes before I arrived–they heard the explosion! Apparently a combination of elevation gain (I filled the tire at sea level) and blazing sun expanded the air until it burst the tire. Another time at the same trailhead the heat inside the car popped the back window open, which turned on the interior light. I had a dead battery when I got back. There were no services for dead batteries at TM. I got a jump.
Never a trailhead break in though.Nov 15, 2017 at 11:24 am #3502235
Buddy of mine left his doors unlocked and they still broke the window to get in.
The thieves must of been from Hazard County.
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