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kitt kat
12-20-2007, 12:03 AM
QUESTION: If I leave stuff in my tent, will peoplez take it?

(I'm talking...a cooler with food/water bottles...clothing...sleeping bags...etc.)

I mean, I love to assume that people are awesome and cool...but...

Should I bring a locking cooler or chest or something?

Courtney
12-20-2007, 12:07 AM
Don't leave your wallet/ipod/other things you would be upset to find missing.

In my opinion things like water bottles and basic clothing probably are safe to leave in your tent.

thelastgreatman
12-20-2007, 12:08 AM
I locked up my tent this year as we had a couple grand in cash and a couple grand in drugs in there, but I know my roommate managed to leave his unlocked with all kinds of valuable shit either inside or in some cases in full view. Coachella campers are remarkably good folk.

That being said, I recommend passing out nekkid.

mvanwinkle
12-20-2007, 12:09 AM
i always brought my valuables with me. i guess i'm not trusting enough.

Courtney
12-20-2007, 12:10 AM
Also here is what other people think:
1 (http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7427)
2 (http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2945)
3 (http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3368)
4 (http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=847)

orbit
12-20-2007, 01:16 AM
I locked my tent but I just had clothes and sleeping bag inside. Our cooler, water and food were outside of the tent all the time.

Boourns
12-20-2007, 01:51 AM
Nobody stole anything of mine over the past four years, except my cell phone, which was either boosted from my pocket or it fell out and some tweaker sold it for meth money instead of turning it in like a decent person. Of course, I'm sure some people haven't been so lucky at camp. But if your tent is surrounded by cool people, you'll be fine.

I left my iPod in my tent last year and it was okay.

Ha, my bags haven't been searched by security since 2004.

mvanwinkle
12-20-2007, 02:00 AM
I was with my uncle last year so we just got to walk in. they just patted the outside of the bags.

Bud Luster
12-20-2007, 06:05 AM
Also here is what other people think:
1 (http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7427)
2 (http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2945)
3 (http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3368)
4 (http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=847)

HaHa! Guess this hasnt been discussed b4. As has been said, dont leave valuables in your tent. Get a small tent lock from sports authority or somehwere similar. Even w/ nothing valuable in there, some cunt/asshole just might want your sweatshirt. It does happen.

invisiblerobots
12-20-2007, 06:15 AM
Tent locks = I've got something a knife wielding hoodlum might want.

faxman75
12-20-2007, 06:20 AM
No tent lock, nothing ever stolen. My first year I was naive and I left my wallet and ipod in my tent. Now I just leave my cooler sleeping bag and pillow. Electronics and valuable either come with me or stay in my car trunk.

Bud Luster
12-20-2007, 06:24 AM
Tent locks = I've got something a knife wielding hoodlum might want.

Its a fucking tent, people are gonna get into it if they really want to. Even w/ a lock you can get into them without a knife. Why knife open somebody's tent when there are hundreds of tents you can just unzip. Like I said, dont leave any thing of value in there either way

invisiblerobots
12-20-2007, 06:28 AM
Its a fucking tent, people are gonna get into it if they really want to. Even w/ a lock you can get into them without a knife. Why knife open somebody's tent when there are hundreds of tents you can just unzip. Like I said, dont leave any thing of value in there either way

Word. Keep your valuables cleverly hidden in your vehicle. But, as Dani can attest, shitbags will even steal your dirty clothes from your car.

gaypalmsprings
12-20-2007, 06:32 AM
http://www.ewsonline.com/jokes/images/Quit_Stealing_Our_Letters.jpg

thelastgreatman
12-20-2007, 06:33 AM
There was a nice little overhang of fabric on our tents right where the zippers would end up when zipped--hence our lock stayed out of sight. That was a fortunate coincidence. Making friends with neighbors is probably equally important though, but only so good to you while everybody's inside.

Botrocker
12-20-2007, 08:05 AM
Don't trust anyone! haha

kitt kat
12-20-2007, 12:18 PM
thnx guys!

amyzzz
12-20-2007, 12:19 PM
We actually did what Randy did: had a lock on our tent but it was covered by a tent flap. Nothing was stolen.

orbit
12-20-2007, 02:54 PM
http://www.ewsonline.com/jokes/images/Quit_Stealing_Our_Letters.jpg

Haha. Nice.

Yeah, the lock in my tent was covered by a tent flap as well.

SneakySneak
12-24-2007, 12:46 AM
just dont leave anything valuable (such as rolls of toliet paper, trust me on this) in your tent. and bring stuff that you don't mind losing, just in case there are jerks that steal stuff. actually i wouldnt mind if some campers stole my deodorant or soap, as some people were really stankin' after 3 days.

traviscanada
12-24-2007, 06:16 PM
All I had was clothes, sleeping bag, and non valuables in my tent, but I just used a little luggage lock on the zipper of my tent.

suprefan
12-24-2007, 08:42 PM
QUESTION: If I leave stuff in my tent, will peoplez take it?

(I'm talking...a cooler with food/water bottles...clothing...sleeping bags...etc.)

I mean, I love to assume that people are awesome and cool...but...

Should I bring a locking cooler or chest or something?



People dont really steal, but it has happend on a very small scale from what I know of over the years. I never thought twice about it when I first camped in 2003, and dont think about it now. Just be sensible as mentioned and dont leave like your laptop and stuff lying around, also dont leave your tent door open so peopel could just walk by and see what you even have.

thelastgreatman
12-24-2007, 09:03 PM
People dont really steal, but it has happend on a very small scale from what I know of over the years. I never thought twice about it when I first camped in 2003, and dont think about it now. Just be sensible as mentioned and dont leave like your laptop and stuff lying around, also dont leave your tent door open so peopel could just walk by and see what you even have.

Kitt Kat, take note--what you read above is obviously the advice of someone not fucking smart enough to take reasonable precautions.


I locked up my tent this year as we had a couple grand in cash and a couple grand in drugs in there, but I know my roommate managed to leave his unlocked with all kinds of valuable shit either inside or in some cases in full view. Coachella campers are remarkably good folk.

There was a nice little overhang of fabric on our tents right where the zippers would end up when zipped--hence our lock stayed out of sight. That was a fortunate coincidence. Making friends with neighbors is probably equally important though, but only so good to you while everybody's inside.

See, reasonable people take reasonable precautions, but are glad to see that when they forget kind fortune and kind campers manage to not make them pay.

Conversely, dumb fucks recommend that you take no precautions except zipping your tent and hiding your incredibly valuable items inside your tent, relying on the good will of everyone in the campsite to not be thieves even though thieves are everywhere and every year somebody gets their shit jacked.

airguitarvet
12-25-2007, 09:52 AM
dont camp

microcuts
12-25-2007, 10:45 AM
Yes. Please don't camp. More room for the rest of us that do.

sassypants
12-30-2007, 03:59 PM
Last year was my first year camping and we didn't have any problems. I did take a small lock for the tent and tucked it inside the zipper so it wouldn't be seen. We left the chair, cooler, etc outside the tent. Anything of value I would've put in the car. I did read something about a laptop check-in, not sure how that worked or if it happened.

jenja
01-03-2008, 07:13 PM
First let me say, the only thing of value we brought went with us into the fest...
On day one we put everything away neatly in the tent, and zipped it up. No lock, but all windows/doors zipped.
Day two we zipped the doors, left the windows half open, and didn't bother bringing in the chairs/coolers/etc.
Now by day three we were so syked to get into the fest, and so exausted from lack of sleep, and so damn shall we say intoxicated that we forgot to even zip the door.
Nothing was taken, and truthfully we didnt' worry to much about it. We quickly became friends with our niehbors over brownies ;) on the first night and had faith that the atmosphere of the fest would prevale :)
I suppose we were a little niave... and probably lucky...

gelica40
01-03-2008, 08:15 PM
we used a lock for our tent. we left our storage bin out the whole time i think and everything was fine.

GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS.

Bud Luster
01-04-2008, 05:05 PM
we used a lock for our tent. we left our storage bin out the whole time i think and everything was fine.

GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS.

Do you mean your chilly bin? Your eskie?

Botrocker
01-04-2008, 05:10 PM
I'll steal your drugs!!!

karecares
01-04-2008, 05:56 PM
i had someone steal my borrowed air mattress... there went $60 i never intended on spending to replace his stuff. My tent was unlocked but beyond that nothing else was taken

boarderwoozel3
01-04-2008, 07:22 PM
just don't leave any obviously expensive stuff in plain sight and you'll be fine...

Daft Fro
01-05-2008, 11:21 AM
http://www.salinaspd.com/images/watch.gif

Botrocker
01-05-2008, 12:52 PM
Just leave your drugs in there and they'll be safe!

gelica40
01-07-2008, 06:17 PM
Do you mean your chilly bin? Your eskie?

nah we brought a big storage bin for misc. crap

arie117
01-08-2008, 12:07 PM
i left my red chucks outside of my tent and they got stolen last year)=

ruetheday
01-08-2008, 02:05 PM
I'm not even going to go into the festival this year. I'm just going to the campsite during the festival. If you want your shit back check ebay.

picks up chair
01-08-2008, 02:15 PM
checking ebay is in tents.