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Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by rcb216, Aug 23, 2018.
Alright, I’m starting to hate my forum peeps! Just kidding. I’m happy for all of you but jealous.
Some great cabins.Dont know how you keep people out of them thru the year
I leave mine unlocked. Every one around me had the mindset to lock them. Everyone of them had the door kicked in. I just leave a sign inside that says welcome and close tha cabinet door and please make sure the fire is out.
After we built our cabin & set-up house so to speak... we always kept everything locked up. Which after a few years ..we got too comfortable and kept bringing more & more "stuff" and leaving it in the cabin. Even had a situation of my BIL going through a divorce....he put all his mounts up there and quite a few of his personal belongings.
Then ....we got broke in to.... pretty sure it was kids.... and suspect it had some to do with my BIL's divorce I mentioned. As the woman he was divorcing had some teen age children from a previous marriage.
They tried the locked door and never got in that way...but they damaged the door and frame pretty bad. So then they decided to try a window...which they succeeded in breaking the glass & frame. After they got in... 99% of the stuff stolen belonged to my BIL.... all his mounts, sleeping bag, lantern..ect. The remainder belonging to me or my FIL was a few kitchen items...flashlights... pretty minimal in comparison. But the worse part of it...they simply vandalized the place on the inside. They took cooking oil & flour we had in the pantry and poured on our beds & floor... damaged furniture.... it was a mess that took awhile to get cleaned up and fixed back.
After that..... we don't lock it up ..... just turn the handle and walk in... as at least were not fixing windows & doors.
But we don't leave anything of any value or the pantry stocked much more than canned goods now. We carry sleeping bags, lanterns, food...ect with us as we come & go.
So far.... we haven't had any problems since... and it is in a pretty remote location to that effect as not too many know a cabin is there..... with exception of family, friends & tresspassers who stumble on it.
Yeh to drive to mine you have to drive past our houses and to get to it from other side of the creek, you can drive part of the way, but have to take a 4 wheeler to get close, then walk the rest. So they won’t walk off with much, but small things like iron skillets, small electronics, etc. I’m more worried about it burning or vandalism. I have came in twice and seen where 2 people had been there and started a fire in the wood stove and lit one of our lanterns and had the wick up to high and smoke up the lens and ceiling. Also I have hidden cameras, so if anything does come up missing I’ll know. I also have several other things that I’m not gonna post on here that will let me know what’s going on. I don’t care if people use it, cause remote cabins will always have people check them out. So like I said earlier, I leave a note on a dry erase board on the food cabinet and welcome them and to please close things up and make sure the fire is out etc... aside from setting down there all the time that is about all you can do. I have good neighbors thank god. But who knows what the fire holds.
I don't lock mine either there is always food n water don't leave any thing to valuable there but if someone wants in no reason to break doors or windows never had any trouble
I have a thing for cedar.... love this!
Marion co,been hunting same place since 2008.
Nothing like what most of you guys have but my father and I setup camp on our lease every year for at least a week.
Primitive but man do we enjoy the time together just the two of us
A few shots from the cabin over the years
mine was broken into. sorry bastards stole everything. im leaving the door unlocked from now on. at least i wont have to repair the door that away.
I had a professor in college that was from between the rivers. He said the best way he found to keep folks from stealing from his farm was to not have anything worth stealing. From the looks of him you’d believe it. I admired him for that.
The ridge runner chicks strike again! Not funny, I know. That sucks, I hate a thief.
I have a monitored alarm system with signs everywhere. No break-in in 19 years.