trekking with your valuables

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1. Posted by dar egan (Budding Member 67 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hi all,heading to se asia soon and goin to do some trekking,im just wondering is it wise to bring your backpack on the trek with all your valuables if your goin for a night or two?what have you guys done in these situations?im not keen on leaving my valuables overnight in a hill tribe village to be honest!i want to keep my passport safe as possible,any hints on how to manage this?hope it doesnt sound to silly a question!

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Dar egan:)

Things as small as a passport can be kept in your moneybelt.
If u dont have one, they are a good thing to have. U wear it inside your clothes.
It lies flat against your stomach, so it is not easily visible for anybody thinking about robbing u.
Put passport and other doccuments into something waterproof, for trecking, because moneybelts are usually not.


3. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I normally waterproof everything important ie travel documents, cards... twice and carry them in my pack instead of a secret stash on myself. Cos personally i think keeping my small day pack dry is a lot easier and less of a pain in the rear than keeping myself dry.