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Old 08-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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Opinion - but try to be sensitive

Just wanted thoughts from the board. I have a friend who is considering staying at the Fort on her next visit in January. Here's the catch, she is thinking of staying in a tent. Now I have no problem with tent camping, in fact that is how I grew up. But how safe is a single woman staying in a tent? At this time it is just her but her 20 year old daughter might join her.

Ok so now give me your opinions and the reasoning behind them.

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Old 08-22-2012, 06:40 AM   #2
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I've known single women who have tented at The Fort. I would do it. I probably wouldn't stay in loop 2000 ( a bit reclusive). I would stay either in 1500 as a partial or if I could afford it a preferred loop.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:53 AM   #3
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I think I would feel very safe by myself. Has she camped by herself before anywhere else? If she has, I imagine she would feel very safe at the Fort.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:58 AM   #4
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I camped in my popup just me and my young daughter. I felt more unsafe on the drive down (just the 2 of us pulling a trailer 700 miles!) but I never felt unsafe at the Fort at all. If she's the type that is confident going places by herself, then she should be just fine.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:38 AM   #5
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I have stayed in our pop up with our son when he was younger, around 10 years old. I felt very safe and had no worries. I would recommend against the 2000 loop as well. It's farther out there and more secluded. She can also consider leaving out items that make it look as if two people are staying there, like an extra chair and/or coffee cup on the table.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:47 AM   #6
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I have stayed in our pop up with our son when he was younger, around 10 years old. I felt very safe and had no worries. I would recommend against the 2000 loop as well. It's farther out there and more secluded. She can also consider leaving out items that make it look as if two people are staying there, like an extra chair and/or coffee cup on the table.
And actually, this goes for most places if you are alone - make it look like there are two adults!! If you feel safe any other cc, then you definitely should not feel unsafe at FW I would never stay anywhere that seemed secluded.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:50 AM   #7
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I wouldn't go by myself...cause I just don't like it. But I would and plan on camping just me and my DD(9). When we were there I saw security constantly...plus lots of fellow campers all around (and we were in the 2000 loop).

It's not like you're REALLY camping out in the woods or at camp Crystal Lake.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:43 PM   #8
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I can see Jason now. Wondering among the loops at Fort Wilderness, wearing Mickey ears as well as a hockey mask.


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Old 08-22-2012, 01:10 PM   #9
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i can see jason now. Wondering among the loops at fort wilderness, wearing mickey ears as well as a hockey mask.


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Old 08-22-2012, 02:18 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone. I pretty much told her the same thing but really wanted more opinions. The Fort always feels more like home than anything else. Everyone is friendly and will help you with anything.
I've even stayed at (those other resorts - ) and had to stop by the Fort so I would feel like I was really home.

If anything, she can check the Disboards and find others who will be there at the same time to help watch her back.

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#1 April 1979(Spring Break) - off-site as child w/parents and brothers just MK || #2 Dec/Jan 1996/97(Christmas) - off-site w/DH, DS13, DS11, DD4
#3 June 1999 - off site, solo business trip (but "had" to go to AK ) || #4 April 2002(Spring Break) - off-site w/DH, DS17, DS16, DD9
#5 May 2006 - Ft Wilderness (Oh My Gosh, I found Home!) w/DH, DD13 || #6 October 2009 - Ft Wilderness w/DH, DD16 || #7 May 2010 - Ft Wilderness w/DH, DD17, DS25, DDil22, DGD3months & DS26, DDil24, DGD3, DGD1
#8 April 2011(graduation trip) - All Music w/DD18 || #9 Sept 2011(first time with no kids ) - Shades of Green w/DH || #10 May 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside w/DH

#11 Jan 2013(1st 1/2 marathon ) - Pop Century JUST ME for 20th WDW Marathon
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:47 PM   #11
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We were in 800 loop a few years back and a women by herself stayed in a tent at least 7 days. She said her husband had a job in the area and she was by herself, we did see him our first night but not after that. We were right next to the comfort station..
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:45 PM   #12
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I drove alone from southwest Louisiana to TN and tent camped twice in Smokey Mountain National Park. FW sounds a heck of a lot more secure and there sure wasn't any cell phone service for emergency use either. All you have to do now is touch a screen. Seems to me she would be fine in the 1500 loop.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:05 AM   #13
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In all the years (20) we have camped in a class A coach at the fort we have never had a problem or heard of a problem. Yes a class A is not a tent and I think a tent is more open to a break in and in the dead of the night simple noises sound like big problem noises. So the person camping must be secure in their mind to camp in the woods fort or not or forget it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:09 AM   #14
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I have always been curious about tenting at the Fort.....what do you do for security of items you have to leave at your campsite? Obviously no wall safe and the security CM can't be everywhere. Any problems with theft?
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:25 AM   #15
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I would suggest locking valuables in your vehicle.
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