Making an adventure trip can be amazing fun, full of excitement and adrenaline. The challenge is keeping your equipment safe during this journey. There are so many ways in which your equipment can be compromised – reeds, dumped in a river, canyon, by a moving vehicle, etc.
You can simply leave without any of your equipment and go completely offline, but this may not be a good idea, especially if you are going on an adventurous trip. These tools help you find short-sighted hotels, understanding the public public transport system, translating languages to help you communicate better, money transfers, GPS, and more.
So how do you make sure these handy little gadgets are protected during your adventures? Here are some tips to help you.
Get Some Tool Travel Insurance
Before you do anything else, make sure all your equipment. Most travel insurance policies will offer gadget travel insurance that will cover your equipment. When on adventure trips, there are chances that your equipment may be lost, stolen or damaged. However, if they are insured, it will only take a few days to replace them.
You DO NOT have too many Gadgets
If you carry less equipment, there is also less chance of damage, loss or theft. Having a lot of equipment is distracting, which means there's a higher chance your expensive equipment can be stolen. It is also easier to lose track of them when you have a lot of equipment. The best thing you can do is carry only one or two tools with you on your journey; usually a smartphone and a camera are enough.
Use a simple shoulder bag to store your equipment
If you carry a fancy bag in which you have your own equipment, you are inviting trouble. Instead, take a non-descript shoulder bag that you can climb in front of in a crowded area. You can even invest in one of those anti-theft bags available on the market today.
Change your camera strap
Nothing invites more unwanted attention than a camera belt advertising your camera brand. Change your camera strap to something low and undescribed so that even if the strap hangs from your bag, no one will pay attention.
Use Hotel Safe
Most hotels offer a safe in their guest rooms. So take advantage of it. Your insurance company would not cover theft from hotel rooms if the equipment were not kept in a safe. And if you're going to be all day taking part in an adventurous activity, then you don't want to be burdened with too much luggage.
These ideas may sound overwhelming, but remember those gadgets you have can cost a pretty penny when you add them all. And remember, not all humans are bad, you may be lucky enough to find a Good Samaritan who will find your lost or stolen equipment and return them to you.