[pct-l] backpacking with money
gwtmp01 at mac.com
Tue May 4 12:41:40 CDT 2010
On May 4, 2010, at 1:33 PM, Sherry Smith wrote:
> How do you carry money when you are hiking to keep it (and yourself) safe?
Ziplock bag. If you want extra protection, use a freezer zip lock. :-)
One thing I think is important is to always put your valuables (money,
identification, credit cards, passport) in the same place. It can be
quite nerve-wracking to be two days from town and suddenly panic because
you can't find your ziplock-wallet. After madly tearing through your
gear, you find out that it has slipped down between your pack and the
For extra precaution you can have a second credit card that you don't
keep with everything else--just in case.
I also make sure that my 'wallet' is in my pant's pocket when I am at a trailhead
trying to get to town. If for some reason I get separated from my backpack
I don't want to lose my wallet along with the gear. I usually have my
camera with me also.
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