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11. Posted by boeing787 (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Moneybelt, neck wallet, clothes with plenty of pockets, small daypack, 21inch convertible suitcase/backpack, collapsible duffel and tote. (cost me US$175) Most important things in moneybelt, others in the rest.

12. Posted by Gringa85 (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

Anybody ever used a 'Pacsafe Travelsafe'? This looks like a good compromise to me. I can't imagine always wearing a money belt?

13. Posted by Jacaranda (Budding Member 61 posts) 8y

You get used to a money belt pretty quickly although i have to admit if you have one on for several days on long trips it does get a bit annoying, you know the sought where your confined to a bus for 2 days. This isn't often or i hope it's not anyway.

My only real annoyence with the money belt, i'm not sure if it's the one i brought, it will sometimes come un-clipped when i'm wearing it so it basically fall's loose around my waste or the strap will hang from the back of my trousers. Which is a pain in the backside in some cases literally and also a pretty dead give away to crooks.

Check the brand you get make sure the clip at the side is sturdy or what every mechinism it uses isn't going to come undone at the inappropriate times.

Other than that i have two copies of all documents, one on me and one i send home, plus the orginals of course. A Dummy wallet well not really it still contains cash but i have a small amount in my wallet and the rest spread over my person.

Pack safe dunno mate seems over kill to me if you have travel insurance, don't get to attached to your gear and you have enough money to get by if the worst happens then i'd try and forget about that. Besides if they want the bag that much a pair of pliers with side cutters would make very short work of stainless steel mesh.

Less is more, for the space all your personel ''security'' devices take up you could proably save a fair bit of hastle.

Take it easy

14. Posted by marcovdk (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Hi I travel a lot with my girlfriend. She uses a moneybeld for our tickets and passports I do not. When we stay somewhere we try to use safes and do not carry the documents with us. That is just a choice depends in which country you are and if you thinks the situation is oke.

I carry copies off those documents in my pack and a copy at home.

All the other stuff like credit cards cash in different places.

15. Posted by triptime (Respected Member 32 posts) 8y

For back up, scan them and then email all your documents to yourself. Then if need be, log on to your email account...

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17. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 8y

Money belts are blown and you WILL NEVER SAVE YOUR MONEY THIS WAY!!!

Sorry about the emphasis.

I have seen far too many new travellers digging into their groin and pulling out their money belt to make change in some of the most retarded places imaginable. Everyone from that hut at the end of the Orinoco to the yurt on the tundra knows you are wearing this. If they want what you get, that is the first place they'll look.

My first trip was to Caracas. I wore a money belt. I told the driver that I didn't have any more cash when he asked me for too much. First thing he did was press against my money belt. I was VERY careful to keep it hidden. ( I told him to screw anyway)

Don't waste your time with the money belt.

Now, for safety, I keep my passport and return ticket(if, indeed, I bought one) in a small waterproof document folder about the size of the passport. I keep it in my front pocket. I've photocopied the shit out of everything, so I have some record. I've emailed myself pics of everything. I prefer having the passport on me, so if it is lost, at least I know why.

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