Just a cacher wrote:Taz, you do what makes you feel safe.
You won't enjoy it out there, if you're frightened or worried all the time, anyway. You could consider taking a large hatpin or loud alarm, or you could just hunt for a like-minded friend and cache as a team.
I find that "we" find more caches when I go out with someone. Everyone 'looks' differently, and I often spot caches the other person misses, and vice versa. Sadly, it isn't as easy as one might think to find a caching partner.
Thank you for looking at my perspective, and you are right we always do so much better if I have company on a cache outing and stay out longer than if I"m alone, and way more fun.
I think I"m allowed to express my own concerns without having them dismissed as irrelevant and paranoid.
As for the statistics? Sure attacks are very rare. The instances of teenage boys being taken in broad daylight from a major highway bus stop are VERY rare too but that's small comfort to the Morcombe family don't you think?