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A comb can protect your wallet. Slide a comb into the fold of your wallet and put your wallet in your front pocket, with the teeth of the comb facing up. A pickpocket will have a tough time stealing your wallet because the comb will catch on your pants pocket.

Use a saftey pin to pin your trousers from the inside to make the pocket opening smaller. Leave enough room so you can barely squeeze your wallet in and out but you'll definitely notice if someone else tries to.

Buy a disposable camera to use on trips to countries where pickpockets and crimes against tourists are common. Save your expensive camera for pictures closer to home.

Guard against theft or loss by making copies of your driver's license, passport, travel tickets, traveler's checks, and other important documents. Keep one set of copies at home and put another in your luggage.

Carry a film canister with you on vacation, even if you don't have a camera. A film canister makes a perfect hiding spot for small pieces of jewelry, such as rings and earrings.

Before you leave on a trip, photocopy everything in your wallet, front and back. Make two copies. Keep one at home and stash the other in your suitcase. That way, if your wallet gets stolen or lost, you'll know exactly what's missing and what telephone numbers you need to call to cancel credit or debit cards.

Feel secure in your hotel room. Bring along a small rubber doorstop and wedge it under your door from the inside. For added protection, use two doorstops. That should stop anyone from getting in.

Keep tabs on your wallet during your travels. All it takes is a thick rubber band. Just wrap it around your wallet. If someone tries to slip it out of your pocket, you'll feel the rubber band rub against your pants.

Camouflage your valuables from snooping thieves. Keep them in a tampon or maxi-pad box in your hotel room. No one will want to rummage through it. Leave half the tampons in the box and fill the rest of it with jewelry and other valuable items.

Look glamorous and be practical at the same time during your vacation. Sew some deep pockets onto a pair of cotton bike shorts and keep them closed with a fabric fastener, like Velcro. You can safely carry your passport, money, and other important documents in them. Then slip a long, a elegant dress over the shorts and enjoy a night on the town.

If you do not need imediate access to your credit cards and cash here is a way to secure them about your person. Cut a leg off an old pair of pantyhose and slide your credit cards and cash inside. Then tie the leg around your waist under your clothing.

Get a fabric fastener, like Velcro, and sew or iron it onto the pockets of your swim trunks. That way, you can keep your keys and spare change safe while you take a dip in the pool or ocean. You can also use a fabric fastener on your regular pants to thwart pickpockets.

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Holiday security Comments By: Anne on 2004-09-02
Never put your home address on your luggage labels until you are at the holiday destination airport waiting to fly home.

Write it on your labels before leaving home and you "tell" would-be thieves that your home is vacant.


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