Many years ago, people bring only the basic gear they need to rough out while camping, such as a tent, mattress, and sleeping bag...minimalist campers still do it now, but more and more people are toting their mobile devices and other high-tech GPS gadgets as well as expensive camping gear to make camping trips more comfortable and funny.
Theft occasionally occurs when these valuables are left unattended. No one wants this terrible and unhappy thing to happen while camping. How to prevent it while you’re out exploring nature?
Here we will recommend 6 tips that can help you keep your belongings safe.
1. LEAVE VALUABLE OBJECTS AT HOME
Never bring valuable objects on a trip; the same principle is useful when camping. Don't take your expensive jeweler, amounts of cash, a good camera, and all of its equipment and other valuable objects while camping. It’s not a good idea to leave valuable gear in your tent or carry it by yourself.
2. CHOOSE THE SAFE CAMPSITE
You can research the campsite on social media and check the reviews about it, which can help determine if the campsite is safe. When you finally arrive at this campground that has some level of security, you can talk with the staff of campgrounds or other campers to learn whether there have been any recent alarming incidents or reports of theft, and which campsites you should avoid and which ones are better.
3. CHOOSE RELIABLE NEIGHBORS
Try to meet your campsite neighbors and have a brief conversation with them before setting up your tent. On the one hand, you can get a sense of them and judge whether they are suitable for new neighbors; on the other hand, If they’ve been at the campgrounds longer than you, they can give you great suggestions, and when you out of your campsite, they can help keep an eye on your gear to secure the safety of your belongings.
4. MAKE A CAMPING CHECKLIST
The checklist is always useful! The camping checklist is no exception. You can make a camping checklist to make sure you have everything you need, and check if everything is locked up when you aren’t at camp.
5. USE BELT BAG
Using a belt bag is a good idea to store these items that are valuable and be used often, such as payment cards, phones, wallets, keys, etc. with a belt bag, you can keep them with you at all times.
6. LOCK YOUR BELONGS IN A CAR
But yes, we all know these tips are useful, but a holiday is an enjoyable and leisure time of the year and we all want to take some of your best jewelers along, take a good camera to take excellent photos, or use the great and expensive gears to enjoy the outdoors.
When you leave your campsite to go hiking cycling or canoeing, you can hide your belongings in your vehicle and lock the doors to protect them. You can adhesive reflective film (ideally without tinting) to your windows to lets an intruder can't see what’s inside, for the front and rear windscreens of a mobile home cab, you can fit privacy shields.
Take care of your belongings and have a good camping trip.