I believe I hate thieves more than anything in this world. Whether it be a candy bar, small change or whether you cut the lock on my storage unit and stole some of my preps, I can't stand you. This is what happened to me. The thief, whom if I could find would not waste anymore oxygen, stole two Coleman camp stoves, a tackle box of tackle, 20 propane bottles for the stoves, a sleeping bag, two tents, a battery charger for the truck, a trolling motor and various video games. The lesson learned is to not trust anyone and not trust locks to keep your stuff safe. What can I do about it? Nothing. Relieve stress and go from a new point. Better locks, double locks and I guess patrolling my own unit. There is a difference in acquiring and stealing. I sit here and think of how I gained my stuff and just to have some thief take it from me. It's not healthy for my BP so I have to remind myself that one day the penalty for thievery will be more severe and mayhaps the police, the storage unit owner will do their jobs. If I think too heavily on it, it only makes me more upset. I see the quandary that is life. If someone wrongs you, the only way to assure they won't wrong you again is for their demise to be swift. Though to what degree does a wrong deserve a demise? Where should the line be drawn? An apology is only words and words do not turn back the hands of time to undo what has been done. So basically an apology is worthless. The christian thing is to forgive. The vigilante thing is to take care of the problem. It is just hard to accept there are some things that are out of your control when it is on such a personal level. All I can really do is to be more aware of suspicious characters, even if it means staying awake all night to guard my gear and to try harder next time to keep my stuff. Is it wrong of me to wish that the thief blows himself to hell when he attempts to light one of those stoves? Is it wrong of me to wish that he is shot to death when some other thief tries to steal the stuff that he stole from me? Then again I wouldn't know either way if it happens to him or her. This is the lost, confused, vulnerable feeling that is too prevalent in society today. If you don't catch the thief in the act, then you are left with missing memories and items and stuck with a feeling of frustration that you cannot get recompense. I just hate these morons more than I hate Sinead O'Connor music. So all of that to say this, Watch your preps. Be mindful of those that surround you and even those that do not. You cannot save yourself or your family if all your preps have gone the way of the dinosaurs.