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How Do You Keep Money, Passports And Other Valuables Safe When You Travel?

May 14th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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Tired of sitting down and having the corner of your passport jam into your belly button on travels? Or taking 27 minutes to extract bus fare or a tip from the limp, sweat-soaked nuisance that is your money belt? Free yourself, dear readers!

Since buying my first Pac-Safe TravelSafe (I now proudly own two), I have been emancipated from my money belt and I don’t mind telling you that it feels fantastic. You just hook it around some permanent fixture in the hotel room (we often use the pipes under a sink) and go about your merry travel business belt-free.

Now I’m not saying that if somebody came along with wire clippers that your stuff wouldn’t be swiped. But let’s face it, if somebody is carrying wire clippers or takes the time to unfasten bathroom plumbing, your stuff was destined for the history books regardless.

The only thing I don’t like about this product as-is is the accompanying key-based lock. I’m sorry, but I’m not usually in the right state of mind on vacation to be fucking around with keys

“Where’s the key?”

“Do you have the key?”

“Was the key in your pocket while we were swimming? Great, then where are our wire clippers? What do you mean you didn’t pack wire clippers?”

To remedy the situation, I bought extra combo locks and now everybody’s happy. Just don’t forget to take it all with you upon check-out.

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Do you have a good tip on how to stash valuables? Share with the group in the comments section.

 

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    • 1 Kat // Feb 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      To help keep valuables safe, first I don’t take anything I can’t live without, second I take small number combo locks for our Biggest luggage. This where we keep stuff, not in drawers etc., and we lock everything up when we are out. Anyone wanting to steal would have to cut locks or drag a huge suitcase out.

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