Going on an adventure trip can be amazing fun, full of excitement and adrenaline. The challenge is to keep your gadgets safe on this trip. There are so many ways your gadgets could be compromised – pickpockets, you drop them in a river, canyon, from a moving vehicle, etc.
You can just go without any of your gadgets and get away from the network altogether, but that might not be such a good idea, especially if you are going on an adventure trip. These gadgets help you find hotels on short notice, understand the local public transport system, translate languages to help you communicate better, make money transfers, GPS, and more.
So how do you make sure these handy little devices are protected during your adventures? Here are some tips to help you.
Get gadget travel insurance
Before you do anything else, make sure all of your gadgets are insured. Most good travel insurance policies will offer gadget travel insurance that covers your gadgets. When you go on an adventure trip, there are chances that your gadgets will be lost, stolen or damaged. However, if they are insured, it will only take a few days to get them replaced.
DON’T have too many gadgets
If you carry less gadgets, there is also less risk of damage, loss or theft. Having too many gadgets attracts attention, which means your expensive devices are more likely to be stolen. It’s also easier to lose sight of them when you have too many gadgets. The best thing to do is to keep a gadget or two with you during your trip; usually a smartphone and a camera are sufficient.
Use a simple shoulder bag to store your gadgets
If you carry a fancy bag that you put your gadgets in, you invite trouble. Instead, get a shoulder bag of some sort that you can grab in front of you in a crowded area. You can even invest in one of these anti-theft bags available on the market today.
Change your camera strap
Nothing grabs attention more than a camera strap that announces your camera brand. Change your camera strap to something discreet and non-descript, so that even if the strap hangs out of your bag, no one will notice it.
Use the hotel safe
Most hotels provide a safe in their rooms. So use it. Your insurance company will not cover thefts from hotel rooms if the gadgets were not kept in a safe. And if you are going to be going out all day to participate in an adventure activity, then you don’t want to be burdened with too much luggage.
These ideas might sound like overkill, but remember that the devices you own can cost a pretty penny when you add it all up. And remember, not everyone is mean, you may get lucky and find a Good Samaritan who will locate your lost or stolen gadgets and return them to you.