Well, that didn't take long. It's been about 2 weeks since the gas prices started soaring and in no time flat, there are already reports of people stealing gas in Lawton, Fort Sill. Yesterday my neighbor came over and told me his truck was emptied overnight, someone had siphoned the gas out of it. He was on his way to work and noticed his tank was almost empty after he filled it completely up the night before. Damn the luck!

You can bet he'll be getting a locking gas cap in the near future or parking his truck in the garage or driveway where it's well lit. Most newer cars have locking gas caps but if like myself you have an older vehicle you might want to invest in a locking cap ASAP. Now it won't stop a determined thief, but it could slow them down or make them move on to easier pickings. It's certainly better than nothing at all. With the prices what they are the last thing you want is to see an empty fuel gauge after you filled up. It's like Mad Max out there!

If you're able to park in the garage that would be the best and safest place to keep your vehicle and gas to keep it away from would-be thieves. If you can't, or don't have a garage, make sure you park in the driveway and have some kind of outside light that keeps everything well lit and uninviting to thieves. My neighbor parks, or used to anyway, in the street where there's no light and zero chance of really seeing anything or anyone. Which made his truck the perfect target for gas thieves. Alarms and cameras are also a great idea!

At this point we're basically paying to go to work. Between the car payment, insurance and gas. It's incrediablly expensive just to get to the job so we can earn the cash to pay for the car, insurance and gas. Sadly it doesn't look like the high prices are slowing down any. I saw that it was $4.09 on the Eastside this morning on my way into work. There's no telling just how high it's going to get before it finally levels back off again. In the meantime we'll all be living in a Mad Max Road Warroir hellscape of limited fuel and scavenging. I guess it won't be too bad so long as all the guns and vehicles are cool like in the movies! *Fingers crossed*

Cheapest Places To Buy Gas In Oklahoma

If you're planning a road trip, you might try to pattern your fueling stops in these places.

The best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages & groups to join, follow & be a part of.

If you just moved here, welcome to Lawton, Fort Sill we're glad you're here. It can be difficult moving and starting up in a new place. Trying to make friends, find things to do, get more information about the town itself, and just get acquainted with all the goings-on. We're here to try and help you out with a list of the best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages and groups you should join, follow and be a part of.

Fun & Kid Friendly Oklahoma Vacation Destinations

Far too often, some bored Karen whose only personality trait is complaining about everything will say something along the lines of "There's nothing to do in Oklahoma..." That's simply not true. There is a ton of stuff to do in Oklahoma that you and the kids will love, you just have to know where to find that stuff and have the gumption to hop off the couch and go do some of it.

Funny, Crazy & Unusual Street Names Found in Oklahoma

One thing's for sure, Oklahoma has a ton of funny, unusual, and downright crazy street names. Across the Sooner State in every town, city, and rural community you'll find hilarious streets and roads with some of the most bizarre names you can think of. When they were named, more than likely years ago, I'm sure no one thought they would be considered crazy or funny at the time. Well, times have changed! Now some of these street names had to be deliberately named by someone with a great sense of humor. At least in my opinion anyway. Scroll through the photo gallery to check out some of Oklahoma's funniest and craziest street names. If you know of a funny or crazy street or road name in Oklahoma take a quick photo of the sign and submit it to critter@townsquaremedia.com and we'll include it in the photo gallery below.