I'd like to make a general request on this forum that when a woman makes a statement about her personal safety while on the road, please do not challenge or negate or denigrate or minimize that strategy. If you don't agree with a woman's efforts for keeping herself feeling safe, it's best to keep that to yourself. Nothing will be lost. No one has any idea what each person has gone through in their lives, and the massive amount of courage it takes for some of us to get out there and claim the road. Whatever a woman or a man needs to do to feel safe is what they need to do. Yes, there are women's travel forums created just to avoid this kind of thing. But I'd like to think it's safe to post here about my personal safety without someone stating or insinuating that my actions are frivolous, wrong-headed, weak-minded, or whatever. So to reiterate: When a woman posts how she keeps herself feeling safe on the road, respect that.
Katt and Miss Cannoli the Zen Dog
2007 DM T@B towed by 2014 Dodge Durango w/factory tow package and 6200 lb. towing capacity
"Travels With The Tiny"