First time walkers. Best way to keep important items safe and dry.
Is this pouch available over the internet?I have a neck pouch with a lanyard that is zippered and waterproof on both sides. It is seam sealed and weather tight. It is very thin and light and exceedingly tough. It is just big enough to hold my passport, drivers license, debit card (which is what I use for ATM withdrawals) my pilgrim Credencial, and my main supply of Euros. I also keep Euros in my pocket and in a zippered pocket in my pack.
When walking on the Camino during the day, the pouch goes into my short's zippered or velcro'd pocket. At the end of the day, it goes around my neck and under my shirt while walking around town, and accompanies me into the shower where I hang it where I hang my towel. When I am done with the shower, I grab the pouch when I grab my towel to dry off.
I also have a copy of my passport and relevant travel documents and ID in a ziplock bag which shares the space in the velcro'd pouch in my pack where I place my water reservoir.
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Money belt always around my waist then put in ziplock bag when in the shower then after I towel off, it goes back around my waist. I sleep with it on me. It holds my U.S. passport, credit card, debit card, extra euros, copies of those items.
Hmmmm....well the money belt is with me/on me 24/7 so I don't see any safer place. I have copies especially of cc and debit card just incase they get eaten my a machine.A good idea to keep copies of the originals, but wouldn’t it be a better idea to carry them separately?
Hmmmm....well the money belt is with me 24/7 so I don't see any safer place. I have copies especially of cc and debit card just incase they get eaten my a machine.
I'm sure we are all open to any other suggestions you may have.
I don't feel the extra waist strap at all. I think we each get comfortable with our choices and like shoes, one size doesn't fit all.It's funny how we differ. I precisely prefer the crossover purse with my backpack, and hate the idea of having an extra strap around my waist!
I'm another crossbody bag fan. I had one that I could wear crossbody or as a waist pack, and it drove me crazy the one day that I wore it on my waist. I put the crossbody bag on before my backpack, and it stays there until I shower, when it goes into a jumbo ziplock bag.It's funny how we differ. I precisely prefer the crossover purse with my backpack, and hate the idea of having an extra strap around my waist!
Robbers already know where pilgrims hide their valuables. One night in Fall of 2013 while sleeping in a large albergue, many pilgrims got robbed because they left their valuables in their backpacks, yes their backpacks or had a sleeping bag that unzipped at the feet, yes, they got into them and stole what items where at the pilgrims feet. These are seasoned robbers posing as pilgrims, they know.Why tell everybody where you hide your valuables?
If my option was to rob fellow pilgrims, it would be an easy task after reading this!
Robbers already know where pilgrims hide their valuables. One night in Fall of 2013 while sleeping in a large albergue, many pilgrims got robbed because they left their valuables in their backpacks, yes their backpacks or had a sleeping bag that unzipped at the feet, yes, they got into them and stole what items where at the pilgrims feet. These are seasoned robbers posing as pilgrims, they know.
Yes, seriously. The Camino can be such a magical place and feel like Utopia but it's still real life. Although robbery is rare it happened at least once on both of my Camino's. I had my guidebook stolen from me early on during my second. Sorry, but it happens. I figure they needed it more then I did. Just be smart and use common sense.OMG! Seriously???
I don't understand. I used a fannypack on both my Camino's and loved the convience. Why are you thinking about putting your waist pack in your backpack?I've thought about carrying my waist pack in my backpack and taking it out when I stop for lunch or whatever, but I love the usefulness of certain items at my fingertips while walking....phone for taking pictures, pen and a few index cards, reading glasses, sunglasses, ibuprophen, small amounts of cash for tiendas, lunch or snacks, etc.
I've never heard of anyone being robbed face to face. Only in the night while sleeping.A topic not yet touched on here is, "the giveaway." This is usually a ziplock bag, old wallet or something like it containing a few euros, a cancelled credit card or two (deface the signature on the back), and maybe the used up tickets to start on your trip. If confronted by a thief, they get mostly garbage, which they will not discover until there is a lot of distance between you. Of course, t is still a robbing and must be reported.