I got a call today, and was honestly upset by what I was told. It seems that there are a number of "people" ( I'll be polite!), that are right now, scavenging, looting, burglarizing, and stealing everything that isn't nailed down. The individuals that are doing this are my "so-called" "NEIGHBORS". Some live within a scant few miles distance from me. Some have "found" properties that "they claim" are 'abandoned', due to no fresh tire tracks aroun in the mud....So, these "wonderful" individuals, kick in doors, break windows, etc, etc....and steal everything they find in a persons trailer or home. Some have even started to steal the wood off of buildings, the doors, and even the windows, frames and all! I was even given a partial list of what my guy has seen taken today: Knives, cans of ammo: .22lr and .308, binoculars , batteries, solar panels, water tanks and drums, and at one point, several tried to dig up and remove a "septic tank"...Well heads, and pipes of all types and sizes.... Any "abandoned" vehicles are shot full of holes, and the tires/wheels taken, and the batteries, and cables..... Can you even imagine such a thing? One guy is trying to take/"steal", a 22 ft travel trailer, as soon as he finds the tires and rims to fit it... Another is looking for someone to pull a 40 ft semi-trailer away from someone's lot, and move it to theirs! 6 ft. Chainlink and multi-stranded barbed wire fences are being stolen in broad daylight now, and even the "t" posts are being pulled and removed! It's like a full moon, and ALL the loons are on the loose! Now for the GOOD news: It's going to rain for a week up there, and with all that mud, it stops all this insanity, until it dries up once more..... Then.....I dont know what will happen come spring/March. I know I have to get up to my place and begin to put in some safeguards, and so forth.... Locals have been paying attention to youtube's great videos on lockpicking, so now we have a "new breed of losers" to deal with.... About the ONLY way I see to put an end to this, at least as far as my property, is to keep a presence there at all times, 24/7... Not an easy task with only 1 person available..... Now, IF this is what we are seeing already, at this point, I am not at all happy with what we can expect, if anything dramatic takes place. I am going to buy a lot of 30-55 gallon poly drums and do some serious burying of items, just as soon as the weather clears.... If they can't see it, they won't be able to steal it! Any thoughts on security measures,....are gratefully welcomed!