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sleeping with a weapon

Discussion in 'MOTORHOME CHAT' started by smudger, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. smudger

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    doo any of you sleep with a weapon by the bed when sleeping in your van.
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    Yes............Female. The most dangerous thing on the planet when provoked.
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  3. chrisgreen

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    only at funsters meets:Wink::Laughing:
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    I keep a rather exotic looking ebony club handy in the overcab - it's probably an antique so I hope I never have to use it ;-)

    I also keep my wheel brace handy in the cab door pocket in case anyone tried anything through the open side window while we were travelling, or if a window needed breaking to escape after an accident.

    Overnight I prefer to rely on making the doors more secure with nylon webbing and setting the alarm.
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    Once slept with a Magnum in bed.

    But it melted
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  6. TheBig1

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    3 dogs, a baseball bat (behind drivers seat) and a wheel wrench (in drivers door pocket)

    A friend of ours who used to transport VERY valuable antique cars around the world kept a handgun in the cab when not in the uk. He left it with a friend in one of the french garages when he came back home. Aparently he forgot once and was panicing he would get caught by british customs inspectors, but just for once got waved through, so never made the mistake again
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    Joking apart, I used to know a guy who had fitted an outside alarm made from Halfords reversing sensors. He had an LED light fitted above the bed that would blink if anyone came within a yard of his habitation door. He then lit one of those big banger fireworks and tossed it through the window on the other side of his camper. This worked great until one night whilst parked on a secluded beach in Spain when the police came to check on him. He almost got shot by the old bill when guns were drawn as they thought he was shooting at them.
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    Not sure about keeping a weapon in the van, but our chairs are normally quite safe!:Wink:

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  9. Hollyberry

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    No. Lock the door and that's it. 2 dogs. If Cass barks could be a fox, hedgehog, whatever, outside. If Holly ever barked it would be worth investigating.
    Do have a can of mace spray somewhere in the van and would put this in my pocket if I stopped anywhere really isolated and took the dogs out.
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    weapon

    yes i do sleep with a weapon under the sheets but it only comes out on very special occasions:Wink::RollEyes:
    brian
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  11. Larrynwin

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    Josh would polish em off :Wink:
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    Never have but always camp on site and when driving all doors locked. Also carry those really loud alarms and if in doubt set alarm system :Eeek:
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    C S gas purchased in Andorra. BUSBY.
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    To me prevention is better than cure! :thumb: do everything you can to avoid the need to carry or use a weapon.

    After all we get about to enjoy our motorhome and life.

    If avoidance is not possible defensive actions will of course be necessary but there is a big difference between a quality alarm and using a " pepper spray " as a incapacitant than actual bodily harm from use of a club, wheel brace .

    Not saying i would not if i had too.

    I would be motorhoming on my own swmbo would not be happy if i felt the need to sleep with an "alternative " weapon.:Blush:
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    Yes Iv got a police mans baton and Iv got a lethal weapon so my wife tells me
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    Is a 14" adjustable a weapon ?:Wink:
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    A baseball bat without a ball is classed as a weapon :Eeek:
    A awning wind out handle nearby is part of the MH kit :thumb:
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    probably get some cream from doc for that Yosser:Eeek:(ask them to relieve the pain but leave the swelling):Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    No weapon in mine. I have a back scratch which I could poke eyes with at a push.

    I usually park places where I know I should be ok.

    However one night I heard some people mumbling and my van got nudged a couple of times.

    I opened the side window and shouted BUGGER OFF!!!! at the top of my voice. Turns out it was a couple of young 'ladies' who had got caught short on the way back from the pub. I am guessing they have never pulled their knickers up so quick before and had to get changed so fast when they got home:Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    I have a five cell maglite torch, i have been advised that the item is the safest thing to clobber someone with and then plead self defense, anything else may be regarded as premeditated, ie "yes i sleep with a weapon so i can clobber a theif", however, the recent attitude change on people defending thei property may help here.
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