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Are there any tips for preventing a vehicle from being broken into while parked at a trailhead?

One of the deciding factors for thieves with cars is whether they can see something they consider of value. If they have it fixed in their minds to breaking into your vehicle, they will do it. Here ...
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Are there any tips for preventing a vehicle from being broken into while parked at a trailhead?

The existing answers by Ken and Liam offer good advice. But unfortunately there is nothing you can do to prevent break ins. Thieves can be surprisingly stupid. True story... A friend of mine ...
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Are there any tips for preventing a vehicle from being broken into while parked at a trailhead?

Basically, the same rules as elsewhere apply. I’d stick with those: If possible, do not leave anything of value in the car. They can’t take what’s not there. Also avoid leaving hints of something ...
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How do you keep rodents out of your vehicle when it's parked at the trailhead?

Stop coating your wires with peanut butter! In all seriousness though, squirrels can and will eat wires. However this is a very unlikely occurrence, as noted by ShemSeger in comments. I have known ...
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Are there any tips for preventing a vehicle from being broken into while parked at a trailhead?

If you can't leave the car empty-looking, at least don't load the storage up at the trailhead. There was a spate of thefts a few years ago on Dartmoor where car parks were watched for signs of ...
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Are there any tips for preventing a vehicle from being broken into while parked at a trailhead?

One thing that has not been mentioned is to consider which trail head you park at. Some trails/areas have multiple trail heads. If you have a choice in trail head, it is worth talking to locals to ...
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Hypothermia Prevention - Post Ice Water Fall

I try to address the situation you are asking about, even though I think you already did a good job so this may not be overly helpful/new. Additionally in one of your referenced answers that is ...
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How do I avoid leeches?

I know this is a bit late, but having had a lot of experience with leeches makes me believe I can add some value here. Salt works for both avoiding and for removing leeches. The method to apply is ...
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Preventing "heat rash" around ankles and shins?

This sounds like exercise induced Vasculitis. This is tiny blood vessels which break due to heat & restriction due to socks & friction. Also known as a golfers rash. It tends to happen more ...
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Are there any tips for preventing a vehicle from being broken into while parked at a trailhead?

There ain't no way man...As Mr. Miyagi would say, "the best defense against a would be car vandal is no be there." I propose a different solution than others would: I never have that problem because ...
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In kayaking how would you escape an underwater whirlpool current if you were trapped in one?

The answer to this is going to be counter intuitive. Firstly, the most important thing to do is to avoid these dangers altogether. Firstly (yes another first) wear a good life jacket. I can't say how ...
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Hypothermia Prevention - Post Ice Water Fall

Hypothermia is likely the least of your problems after an involuntary dip into icy water. Drowning and cardiac arrest are the killers here. Read these, and maybe watch the videos. It's all good stuff,...
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Hypothermia Prevention - Post Ice Water Fall

My copy of Buck Tilton's Wilderness First Responder notes that for cold water immersion, aside from providing standard treatment for hypothermia, the patient should be "handled gently, lifted from the ...
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How do I avoid leeches?

Leeches found in tropical climates were found to drop off from the bite site if some salts are sprinkled over it. This is a very effective way to remove them. I had experienced this myself when I was ...
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In kayaking how would you escape an underwater whirlpool current if you were trapped in one?

General Safety Assumputions Wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) aka Life Jacket. Don't give up. Like much of whitewater never give up. Keep fighting. Keep trying new things. If you have air ...
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Handling IT-Band Syndrome when hiking

As general rule a physical assessment is necessary as it can be the result of compensation for other problems (flat feet or hyperlordosis for example, just to name a couple). The treatment involves ...
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Are there any tips for preventing a vehicle from being broken into while parked at a trailhead?

The biggest thing is to plan ahead. Whether you are going to a trail head or to a show in the city... Don't think that a towel for a cover or sliding it under a seat will work. Stow stuff in your ...
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Are there any tips for preventing a vehicle from being broken into while parked at a trailhead?

If your vehicle has a trunk that can't be reached from the cabin, then physically disable the trunk release lever by detaching the cable. Objects in your trunk will only be accessible with a key, or ...
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How do I locate a company that will remove deadfall from my property?

There is a social media site, Next Door (ND), which has local sites all over the US. For example, the ND site in my area covers the Washington DC area including the near suburbs. I can find someone ...
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Are there any tips for preventing a vehicle from being broken into while parked at a trailhead?

Great suggestions here; I would add I concur with the leaving car empty of all valuables, glovebox open. Additionally, you could buy a car camera with live feed and GPS capabilities. They are ...
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Handling IT-Band Syndrome when hiking

I struggle with my IT bands, first time it hit me I was deep in the backcountry on the top of a saddle ridge, and it was a 14km agonizing hike down to the nearest cabin. You can't really stretch ...
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Probability of Being Struck by Lightning

I and others from forestry department were indirectly struck by lightning. Statistical probability is very low, better chances to won lottery. I would prefer lottery. We were on excursion with ...
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Preventing "heat rash" around ankles and shins?

Have you considered just not wearing socks? There are lots of proper hiking sandals for sale if you walk a lot, and you could even wear some light washable shoes without socks too once you’re used to ...
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How do I locate a company that will remove deadfall from my property?

When I was growing up, I helped trim branches from a row of pine trees near our house. Similar to what you’ve ended up with, albeit smaller in scale and without the full-on logs. My parents ended up ...
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How well do mosquito clothing patches work?

If you have a look through the information provided by the page you linked, they state: Our patches are made out of citronella, lavender, and lemon These three plants all exude chemicals (...
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How well do mosquito clothing patches work?

Science says they don't work. Citation from Charlie and another about citronella in general. (It's possible all these studies are funded by the DEET companies, but I don't wanna get into mosquito-...
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How do I locate a company that will remove deadfall from my property?

For all the miscellaneous branches and trimmings, you have created slash piles. By far the most common way to deal with slash piles in rural areas is a controlled burn with the following important ...
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Are there any tips for preventing a vehicle from being broken into while parked at a trailhead?

Although it may seem extreme, I often disconnect my battery before embarking on a hike. Especially if I am in a remote location. This is a nice way to ensure there is no slow electrical drain that may ...
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Are there any tips for preventing a vehicle from being broken into while parked at a trailhead?

There are already loads of good tips here as I add this, but I'm missing one in particular: if you have to leave electronics behind (for some reason you can't leave them at home, like maybe you're ...
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