Secure Backpack while Traveling, How to Do It Efficiently
Traveling with a backpack is convenient and less hassle. Unfortunately, backpack is considered less secured than a luggage or a suitcase because it is easily penetrable. So, how do you secure backpack while traveling? Or should you buy the luggage or suitcase, instead the backpack?
First of all, don’t be too hasty. Yes, backpacks are simple and convenient. Moreover, there are preventive ways to do to prevent yourself from being robbed or mugged. First of all, there are some backpacks designed specifically for traveling so they have an enhanced security features. Unlike your regular backpacks that are used for traveling, these traveling backpacks are completely different. They are made from sturdier material that isn’t easily penetrated or punctured. Even the zipper construction would be different. Mind you, though, that these kinds of backpacks may not be many and the price may be costlier than the regular one. But if you want a top notch security and protection, these backpacks are your best options. Second, consider buying extra locks that can be attached to your backpack zipper. This will be effective if you have backpack with zippers, not drawstring closure. Consider the backpack and also lock with TSA approved standard. It will keep your belongings and valuable safe while allowing the TSA to have a direct access to open your bag, when needed.
Sometimes, the combination of a lock and a cable lock can be a great thing. When someone cuts the cable, the lock will still keep your valuables safe. It is advised, though, that any important items (documents, passport, money, etc.) should be kept in a fanny pack that is closed to your waist – not inside the backpack. It would be even greater if you can create a hidden pocket where you can stash all the important items. Use the backpacks to store not-so-important items like tablets or electronic device. Keep your documents in a safe and hidden place.