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Tent theft is it a thing?


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Just now, crazyfool1 said:

I hand in the pyramid stage for safe keeping 🙂 

depends where I want to go late night, i'll leave it at whichever lock up is closest.

Hopefully won't be long before you can drop off at 1 lock up and collect at another.

 

 

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My husband's mum had her empty tent stolen in 2015. We took it on the Weds and set it up so she could camp near us as she was arriving on the Thurs, and went out for the day. Came back to find it completely gone and other people pitched in the spot (don't think they were the guilty party). The girls behind us also had their tent stolen while they went back to the car for their second run.

So it does happen but I imagine it's really rare.

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Question going around my group atm - Do you think theft is more likely in the middle of the campsite, or camped next to a path?

I can personally see arguments for both, but if I was a thief, I would want the cover of other tents?

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2 minutes ago, Mizydoscape said:

My husband's mum had her empty tent stolen in 2015. We took it on the Weds and set it up so she could camp near us as she was arriving on the Thurs, and went out for the day. Came back to find it completely gone and other people pitched in the spot (don't think they were the guilty party). The girls behind us also had their tent stolen while they went back to the car for their second run.

So it does happen but I imagine it's really rare.

That sounds bad and also unlucky. Will make a call Tuesday 

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Just now, Mich1268 said:

That sounds bad and also unlucky. Will make a call Tuesday 

It was massively unlucky! We had to buy her a new tent which hasn't been stolen since and she'll be bringing it again this year.

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5 minutes ago, Tranquility of Solitude said:

Save the hassle of taking a tent altogether. Think yourself valuable, and just check yourself into the nearest lockup each night.

Present yourself on the table in a sleeping bag 

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5 hours ago, offmytrolley said:

Theft from inside tents can happen (unfortunately), but other than for pranks I'm not sure theft of an entire tent would be that profitable a criminal enterprise? I imagine it's easier to resell stolen phones or cash or abuse stolen bank cards than it is to turn a whole tent (minus the pegs) into cash!

You'll all be fine 🙂

That's why I always fill the tent pockets with broken glass, poisonous spiders and dogshit.

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