(Closed) Worried about safety in secluded cabin on honeymoon

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Pepper spray and cellphones? I definitely think you are making too much of it, though. Secluded homes are terrible targets for crime because they are very hard to stake out.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

PS have fun. What a great way to honeymoon… very romantic (if you aren’t freaked out the whole time, at least).

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Haha, I get it. I just finished my dissertation on fear mongering, so I totally get how easy it is to fall prey to all the media hype, but we really live in an extremely safe society and the risk of you falling victim is seriously so low.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Haha I’m the same way! I watch it all….I Survived, I Shouldn’t Be Alive, 48 Hours, Unsolved Mysteries, you name it I watch it. I won’t sleep with my windows open because we live on the ground floor and I don’t want a dang rapist cutting the screen open and getting into our house! My family thinks I’m crazy but I would call it cautious… 😉 I’m sure you will be fine…just make sure doors and windows are always locked, you have cell phones, and if you’re like me pick out an object in each room that you would use as a weapon against a crazy person that somehow got into the house lol. Just enjoy the nature you will be surrounded by and all the privacy 🙂

Heck, if anything you might run into some wildlife…make sure you buy some bear pepper spray!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know how you feel.  Just make sure you have your cellphone (provided you get reception out there), some pepper spray, and whatnot and you should be fine. 😛  I’ve stayed in enough secluded cabins in TN and PA to be familiar with that “in the middle of nowhere” fear feeling.  If you’re use to being connected to the outside world 24/7, being disconnected can feel vunerable.  

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

To be honest if there was a problem with the secluded cabin then it would have really bad reviews! Bad things happen- it doesn’t matter whether you are in a secluded cabin or your own house, whether you have a gun/dog or not. Try not to worry about things that you have no control over. You cannot control if someone chooses to break the law etc.

Maybe take a self defence class if you feel like you need to hone up on personal safety skills.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@kkish3:  I won’t sleep with my windows open because we live on the ground floor and I don’t want a dang rapist cutting the screen open and getting into our house!

He’s climbin’ in your windows, snatchin’ your people up, tryin’ to rape ’em so y’all need to hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband, ’cause they rapin’ everybody out here! Laughing

(ETA so no one thinks I’m actually joking about rape, I was referencing this)

Bed intruders aside, OP have you considered getting a stun gun? I have one that is small enough to fit in the palm of my hand and just plugs right into the wall to charge (my boyfriend even tried it on himself out of curiosity, LOL) as well as pepper spray. I bought them both on Amazon.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

the cabin is always secluded, right? try googling and looking up crime stats for that county/area, i bet yoi will find there is very little crime. if it makes you feel better take some lights/lanterns with you so you can see all around the cabin.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

LOL! I’m sorry but that cracks me up. For 15 years I lived in the woods in an area so secluded that my nearest neighbor was a mile away and the nearest dirt road was 1/2 mile away and I LOVED it! Stop watching crime shows!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

booby trap the place, lol!

i live out in the country, in a somewhat secluded area. i have 2 really good watch dogs, but when i’m home alone, i set my “alarm,” which is 3 (loud) christmas bell necklaces looped around my front door knobs and i put pots and pans in front of every door, haha. my fiance thinks it’s pointless, but the bells around the door knobs work! they make a ton of noise and no one can ever get thru them, lol

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Contrary to the theme of many horror movies, I don’t think much actually happens in secluded cabins. 

In real life, criminals are lazy.  They’re not going to bother hauling ass out to the middle of nowhere to kill somebody when there’s plenty of perfectly good victims right in town.  And this might be a bit fatalist, but I think if you’ve done everything reasonable to protect yourself, and one of the <1% of people in the world who are serial killers happens to stumble across you… then your number’s just up.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Regina Phalange:  hahahaha I am so glad you posted that. I love that video!

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