Shawn Sullivan, Broker Associate, CRS's Blog
Something terrible happening to your devices can ruin a wonderful adventure trip, like it getting into the hands of pickpockets, falling into a river or canyon, or even mistakenly dropping it while on a moving vehicle and so on. Many adventurers will be tempted to leave their gadgets behind and go completely off the grid. That, however, will be a terrible idea especially when you need those gadgets to book hotels, monitor your location on the map, take amazing pictures and so on.
Not going with your gadgets is entirely out of the option. So, how best can your electronic devices be kept safe during an adventure trip?
Gadget travel insurance
Before embarking on that awesome trip, make sure to protect your gadgets with a good insurance company. In a case whereby your laptop or mobile phone gets stolen, lost, or get damaged, you can get replacements without worries. When you are on an adventure trip, the chances of your gadgets getting lost or damaged are quite high. Insuring your devices gives you peace of mind.
Avoid too many gadgets
Most adventurers are always tempted to go with all their devices, with the hope that they will all be needed. The chances are you will not be using most of the devices you have packed. By carrying lots of gadgets, the chances of falling prey to thieves are higher compared to when you’re with few. Apart from theft, you can sometimes lose track of your gadgets. The best two devices to take with you on any trip is a smartphone and a camera.
Use a backpack
There are numerous ‘over the shoulder' backpacks that you can buy and store your gadgets in them. Look for packs that have individual compartments for your most commonly used devices like laptops, cameras, and smartphones. Such bags are water-resistant and fall-proof.
Use the hotel safe
Another way to keep your gadgets safe during an adventure trip is to use the hotel safe. Do this to cut down on the pieces of baggage you will have to carry during an adventure trip. Also, most theft insurance coverage will not honor your claim if your device was not in the hotel safe.
Keeping your gadgets safe during adventure trips is something that you need to give much thought to before hitting the road. Make sure you buy the best carrying cases you can and keep your bags safe at all times.