Don't leave your toothbrush out...
This is a discussion on Travel and hotel security tips. within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Now that summer's here (yay!), and some of us will be going on vacation, I thought it might be good to start a tread on ...
Now that summer's here (yay!), and some of us will be going on vacation, I thought it might be good to start a tread on staying safe while traveling. Security can be very important, especially for people traveling alone. Also, leaving things like laptops in the room while you're out having fun can be a concern. How do you check to see that your room is really empty upon entering?
My 20-something-year-old daughter is talking about taking a trip on her own. (ugh) Give me your tips, please and thanks!
Don't leave your toothbrush out...
never stay in the old style "Red Roof"s with the exposed room entrances - totally enclosed hotels only with ALL hotel entrances key locked and working well ...
whether you buy one of the electronic gimmick door alarms or just carry an old fashion door wedges - don't rely on just the hotel locks when you're sleeping >>> there's plenty of universal key cards around and regular keys for even the deadbolts ...
"clearing the room" includes checking the adjoining room door if it's a suite setup - also check the windows for being locked - when you go out leave all the inside room doors wide open - have a couple of the lites on along with the TV >>>> anything amiss back out - somebody might be waiting or you trapped one rifling thru the room ....
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Here are some serious tips;
Stay at a reputable hotel chain in a nice area with interior access room doors. Some will have late night security and a lobby door that stays locked after 11 pm with entrance only with hotel room key. Most have security cameras.
I joke about not keeping your toothbrush out but I'm serious. I have a small padlock that I lock my travel bag up after I put all of my belongings in it if I leave for the day. Sure if anyone wants to break into my luggage can do so with a set of bolt cutters, but it keeps the semi-honest out...and my toothbrush safe from ... whatever.
Use the safety lock on the door. If possible, keep your pistol with you at all times while in the room.
Generally speaking, most reputable hotel chains are pretty safe and I've travelled a lot in my career. Usually I stay at Hilton properties or Marriott mid price properties and have never felt unsafe.
Oh, and remember to carry a small Black-Light just for fun!
Never stay at a motel 6, or Days inn of any so called budget place . Avoid most super 8. Read reviews closely. Never block a door open to carry stuff in or out. We travel a lot. And have learned the hard way.
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I travel extensively for work so I have routine. First off, spend the extra few bucks and stay at a nice hotel in a good area. Check the room before unpacking. Make sure AC and TV's work. Check the sheets, check the bathroom, everything gets a look over. Check your windows, make sure they have a lock and that it functions. Check your door locks and the door between room if you have one. Always carry your weapon and have spare mags and ammunition. Get a tethered lock box so you can lock up your valuables when your forced to leave them in the room. Have a small boo-boo kit in your bag along with a small quality flashlight, spare batteries and pocket knife.
Travelers are a target to some, particularly new travelers who are alone and not paying attention. Be alert!
I travel mostly in Texas so I have a complete GHB in the truck along with other essential items but when traveling to other states I do what I can with what circumstances allow.
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