Andrew Engleson of the Washington Trail Association sent me a link to these tips:
- Don’t leave anything of value in your car. Period. Bring your wallet with you.
Leave the laptop at home.
- Open your glove compartment and empty it. Thieves immediately
head for the glove box. If they can see ahead of time there’s nothing
of value there, it may discourage them.
- Consider leaving your car unlocked. Thieves are after items in
the car, not the car itself. An unlocked car tells a thief there’s no
need to bust a window.
- If you absolutely must bring iPods or other gear, consider
putting them in plastic bag and stashing them in a location up the
trail. Just be sure to remember where you put it, of course.
Of course the most obvious thing to do is catch a ride with somebody else, but that only works till your ride gets his window broken and decides it’s your turn next time.
My feeling is that the theives should be found and summarily castrated. Thereby improving the genepool, lowering the population, and overall making the world a better place.
Except for that I don’t have any other good suggestions on this subject.