ABOVE: The PacSafe CourierSafe 100 has a layer
of steel mesh and a slashproof cable strap. (See PacSafe link below.)
A Safe Trip Abroad
The U.S. State Department gives basic tips on avoiding problems overseas. Also
see the department's
Country Specific Information.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office:
Travel & Living Abroad
Some experts think the British government's warnings and advice on travel in
200+ countries are less tainted by politics than their American equivalents.
Passport pouches, money belts, personal alarms, and tamperproof zipper closures
are just a few of the security items at Magellan's Travel Supplies.
This U.S.-based company makes day packs, courier bags, and other products that
incorporate a protective layer of steel mesh (see inset photo). You can also
buy the original PacSafe product, a flexible and lockable cage of steel mesh
that can be used to protect an existing backpack. Other products include a
portable "TravelSafe," slashproof shoulder straps, purses, neck pouches, and
a photo-gear insert for PacSafe's secure duffel bag.
(Note: The links above are provided for information only; we don't get a
commission on any sales.)
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