The only place anyone ever tired to steal anything (my MSR Dragon Fly) from me during a tour was in DuBois, WY on the TA route.Probably a bad idea to leave anything there, too tempting.
I left my stove out in plain sight at the Circle Up Camper Court in DuBois. I was sitting outside the laundry laundry facility reading a book. There was a dirt road along side the open tent camping area. From watching people come and go, I got the idea that the road led to a residential area. Only a low rail fence separating the area from the road. Two kids drive by. All of sudden, they stopped the car. After about a minute, one kid gets out, walks towards the fence and is about to hop it. I could tell what was up so I get up and start walking quickly towards my tent. The kid sees me, jumps back in the car and the two speed off.