Re: Mechanically minded
Here where I live is pretty safe. My shop (8 bikes, a Morgan, etc.) is generally not locked, we only lock the house when we're inside at night; when we go out, unless it's overnight, we don't lock it. My chain saws, string trimmers, tillers, Kubota tractor are all under open sheds. I never take the keys out of the cars' or truck's ignition - I hate losing keys or having to search for them.
I've lived on this spot for 35 years and never had anything stolen or feared that someone would show up here with a shotgun. My Mom lived down the road from 1964 to 2010, same situation, and nobody ever messed with her stuff.
So yes, some places are still pretty safe! As I said, unless there was some very pressing reason to put up with theft and assault fears, I'd find another spot myself ....
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