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Old 12-16-2015, 08:43 PM   #1
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I know this is a very explosive subject to some people and I don't want it to become something that explodes out of control, so if this is going to create a problem feel free to remove it. That said my question is, since so many people on this site camp in more out of the way places do you carry any kind of protection? I know you can't take any thing into Canada but I'm talking about here in the states. I ask because it seems a lot of us aren't as young as we used to be. As some one I used to work with told me once "I can't do the things I used to be able to do." Again I don't want this to get out of control. Thank You.

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Old 12-16-2015, 09:22 PM   #2
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If you like, you can go over to FGRV and read several previous threads on the topic.
We'd like to avoid it here, since it never goes well.

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Old 12-16-2015, 09:34 PM   #3
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No doubt about it, it is a delicate subject. One of the moderators here did have a fairly long duration thread on FGRV that stayed on track with only a some firm guidance a couple of times.

One factual comment to correct part of your statement that you "can't take anything into Canada". You can and if you do some homework you can find out the exact situation. Actually the Canadian situation is easier because the rules apply nationally, there's only one set of rules to research as opposed to 50 sets of rules in the US.

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Old 12-17-2015, 07:53 AM   #4
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My avatar takes care of that for me.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:12 AM   #5
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Before we got a trailer I did some bike touring spending 15-30 nights a year in my tent. Toured most of the states in the lower 48. Since we got our Escape we spend about a hundred nights a year 'on the road'. The only protection I have ever carried is a whistle and a mixture of ammonia and water in a spray bottle for dogs. Never used the whistle. Rarely used the dog spray.
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:00 AM   #6
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:05 AM   #7
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Best protection against Wasps is Wasp spray.
Best protection against ants is white vinegar.
Best protection against colds is Zinc and vitamin C.
Usually, carry all of these.
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:54 AM   #8
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Planned Parenthood has plenty of knowledge sites probably in your area.
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:58 AM   #9
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Stun Guns

Glad this topic came up as I learned that my flashlight/stun gun I have mainly for protection against dogs are evidently illegal in Canada.
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:34 AM   #10
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