then we will give them some supplies and send them down the road. — Robin

Not to be snarky, but “If you give a mouse a cookie…”

Giving folks your hard-won resources will only encourage them to come back – and when you refuse them on their second attempt, they will get indignant. “But, you gave me stuff last time!!” Yep, and it was a one-time deal. They won’t like that and, if they have nothing left to lose, might do something nasty – like burn down your barn or kill livestock or snipe at you…

No rules means just that – no rules. Expecting others to play by the rules you play by? You’ll be setting yourself up for failure…

Ain’t trying to tell you how to do things… just throwing that out there for food for thought…

The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1