I had a lot of fun writing 4 ways to be shadier than a pickpocket as a guest post for the Travel Experta Marina Villatoro. They’re some personal security strategies you can use to have a layered defense against thieves, pickpockets, and other opportunists.
I’ve also included a little way to potentially thwart the crooks after the fact. I encourage you to read my 4 ways to be shadier than a pickpocket and let me know what you think.
I’m always open to posting great material from other writers. If you’re interested find out more on submiting a guest post to foXnoMad.
I’m six feet tall and I always use the rain cover on my pack. All valuables stay in the pack, and spending cash goes in a zipped cargo pocked. In Latin America at least there’s no way to get me. I’ve seen guys in Lima and MexCity size up the situation before and then think twice. What can they do? They’d have to rob me instead.
These tricks help for robbers too. They don’t usually go for the socks 😉