Last night Mr. Bug-out renter sent an email letting me know he got a job offer in Reno. That's not where they'd like to live and Mrs. Bug-out renter is having a fit having to leave the Bug-out place. She's not physically well enough to be able to stay there without him. His job starts in 2 weeks. He will go to Reno, figure out where they are going to live, then try to move Mrs. before his job starts.
This evening I got another email from him. He said that there's a possibility that another job is opening up in a ranching town where he was born and raised. He would even be able to rent his little apartment at the ranch that he'd lived in for years before he and Mrs. Bug-out renter got together. Now he's hoping for this job instead. So am I. He'll be much happier on the ranch than in a city. Mrs. Bug-out renter is not going to be happy no matter what but should like the ranch better than the city.
This leaves me with the question of what to do with the Bug-out place. Because it is so out of the way it's an easy target for the druggies to loot. They take what they can to sell for drugs or whatever. Mrs. Bug-out renter has several times walked out on the front porch, carrying a shotgun, yelling at strangers to go away. And they do! But, what about an empty place?
If they move out how do I keep my preps safe? A burglar alarm wouldn't do any good. Nobody would hear it and even if 911 was called when it went off it would probably take 45 minutes for the sheriff to show up. Do I need to get a metal container? Even if I did it would probably be used as target practice. I could hang up the motion camera to get photos of the hoodlums but that doesn't mean the sheriff would have time to do anything to make problems go away. I really don't want to move out there full time, I'd rather be where I'm at. I don't know anyone else that I'd want to rent the place to. Anybody have any ideas on how to keep an unoccupied structure undisturbed?