[Ansteorra] Gulf Wars Trailers

Andrew Spies antonello.sca at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 29 09:43:46 PDT 2011

For my own curiosity, I was looking at Google satellite and saw a spiderweb of 
dirt roads south of KAR and Wagon Killer Rd that might allow access to the back 
of site all the way from Hwy 26.  

I think it might be wise to have security (or a volunteer) drive these back 
roads to see where they may lead or ask Larry about that.   If this is KAR land, 
is it beyond feasible to erect a gate wherever a "road" crosses the property 


From: Miles Grey <Kahn at West-Point.org>
To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sun, March 27, 2011 4:46:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Gulf Wars Trailers

Richard Threlkeld wrote:

> I believe the trailer was stolen on the first Saturday as the owner was 
>early-on. There was no security person on the back gate at that time or so I 
>heard. I would suggest we use locks on the tongues and perhaps cables locked to 
>other things.

In addition to the "usual" hitch locks, prehaps a little "overkill" might be in 
order.  Consider using not only the type of lock that prevents you from opening 
the latch, but add two other locks as well.  The first would be something like 
It appears to fill the hitch ball receptacle.

Then add something like this:


The second link for the Brinks J-Lock shows how it's used.

Iff you want to add more visible security, buy a simple, metal wheel chock 
(painted bright yellow or red) and one of those cut-resistant bicycle cable 
locks.  Put the chock in place, then use the cable lock to fasten it to the 
trailer tire.

Even if you choose to skip the latter and just go with the other three, you'll 
be spending less than $100.  Unless something about your trailer makes it 
particularly attractive, a thief is likely to decide your trailer isn't worth 
the effort.

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the thieves do a daylight reconnaisance 
and then return much later - probably after the rear gate is no longer manned - 
to steal one of the trailers they picked out.  Even if the back gate were more 
secure, it wouldn't deter theft because the locks that are usually used on gates 
aren't difficult to defeat, and I doubt we could convince the owner to undertake 
the expense of installing such a secure gate, even if it's something we want.  
I'm not sure we do.  I overheard at least one person speak of day-tripping 
friends who remained on-site a little later than planned and were able to bypass 
the gate and leave.

Miles Grey

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