PinDrop, on Oct 19 2007, 07:52 AM, said:
Ok, I have read a few ideas on this forum and I just woke up for work not but 30 mins ago, so now hear this. There is only one thing that will PREVENT marker theft. Everyone here thinks about how to get the stuff back, how to make it unusable or how to catch them with it. The answer is simple and will cut down on clutter considerably. Purchase two tough-boxes from Lowe's or Home Depot, The boxes come in Small "too small" Medium "Just barely big enough" and Big "Oh yeah big enough" I took my two large Stanley tough boxes, spray painted them to our specialized camouflage color and got simple combo locks for them. First all of my markers and gear are kept in these boxes and the lock is on the box, friends and teammates know the number, Second thing to know is that all of my serial numbers are written down, with receipts of purchase AND all my markers have our "DHL/NLD" lasered onto them "Only $4.00 per marker" Prevention is the key and prevention is the topic, this isn't called "how to recover lost stuff" Keep it locked and keep it organized. I could of course leave my Spyder SE "worth about $550" on the table at the field and know it would always be there when I returned, why? Cause first everyone knows who I am and second...I cover the area around my marker with anti-personnel mines and booby traps that I bought second hand off of Puzuma
Last time I went to my field there was a group of 5 or 6 seasoned looking players using Tough Boxes (or something similar) like PinDrop said. They put a simple padlock on it and left. The thing was too big for anyone to try and lug over to the parking area, and it was secure enough that no one (or at least no one smart) would try and break into it. It seemed to have worked pretty good.
Also, you can fix the people stealing your paint problem even easier. Take your (I'm assuming) good paint, and stick it in a Monster Balls box.
This post has been edited by Cyb3rBurn3r: 04 June 2008 - 04:19 PM