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Posted on: July 3, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Packing for Prevention

Preparing for a family trip requires a lot of planning. This includes deciding what to take with you. Planning can decrease the chances of crime against you. Some tips on how to prepare include:

  • Carry your purse close to your body or your wallet in an inside front pocket.
  • Clean out your wallet or purse before you go. Plan to use credit cards or traveler's checks instead of cash wherever possible.
  • Expensive, designer luggage can draw unneeded attention to your belongings. Pack your things in inconspicuous bags.
  • Keep a separate record of the contents of checked luggage. Keep anything of value such as medicine and jewelry in a carry-on that stays with you.
  • Pack as lightly as possible.
  • Take precautions when loading and unloading your car.

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