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Best way to carry valuables & be safe from pick-pockets

Best way to carry valuables & be safe from pick-pockets

Oct 8th, 2008, 08:22 AM
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I have a vest with inside zip pockets that I've used for years-works great--also a bra pouch that snaps onto bra straps-& a cross body travelon purse--everything is secure--
the inside zip pockets are the best--
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Oct 8th, 2008, 08:53 AM
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I used to wear a money belt, but I bought 2 shirts from Travel Smith and they have a security pocket. It's like a zippered pocket inside of another zippered pocket. You can wear them over another shirt or tank and I didn't carry my purse. Just kept the passport, money, credit cards in them and small amt of money in outer zipped pocket.

My dh wears a money belt.
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Oct 8th, 2008, 08:55 AM
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Didn't look at the date of original post.

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Oct 17th, 2008, 07:33 PM
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I use a bra pouch for the largest part of my money-the every day portion is in a cross body purse--works fi=or me!
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Oct 17th, 2008, 09:26 PM
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After having my purse stolen years ago in Europe, I never carry one.

www.TravelSmith.com has great pants with a hidden zipper pocket inside of a pocket. That holds my cash and charge cards. They also have great jackets with hidden zipper pockets.

Passports stay in the hotel or apt. room safe,but I always carry a photocopy in my back pocket.

My husband has a flip pocket. It has 2 hooks on his belt and flips inside his pants. Good for anything. Available at all travel goods stores. His wallet in his back pocket holds fake cards--never been stolen.

Anything else, lipstick, comb, etc, all go in my pockets.

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Oct 18th, 2008, 10:05 AM
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The fact that people are still posting 9 years later proves that this issues hasn't been solved yet.

I just use a normal purse when on business and a mini-Sportsac on vacation. Have not had any problems in more than 70 trips to many parts of europe.
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Oct 19th, 2008, 02:02 PM
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I have a small lightweight wrist wallet that is great for small amount of paper money, credit cards ,and hotel keys.
It can even go swimming with credit cards and hotel key safe.
You can google Enroute wrist wallet to see what I mean.

After having her wallet stolen in church (really!), my 86 yo mother uses one now for her cash and ID.

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Oct 19th, 2008, 04:42 PM
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Agree this thread started years ago and the issue is still a a concern.

Here's another choice....I wish it were more feminine


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