Some Common Sense On Preventing Being Robbed While Traveling

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Everyone knows how to prevent being robbed, but let’s face it, there are a few common sense things that some people overlook. Honestly, there is no definitive way to stop it from happening completely, however, there are things you can do and be made aware of that will greatly reduce the chances of you being a victim of being robbed while traveling. The list below is compiled of some of the most common things to keep in mind while traveling to help prevent you from being robbed.

1.) Travel in a group whenever possible – There is power in numbers
2.) Don’t dress flashy – You can be clean and presentable without fancy clothing
3.) Don’t wear a lot of jewelry – This is a bullseye on your back
4.) Don’t drive an expensive looking vehicle – This is a bullseye on your back
5.) Don’t carry too much luggage – The less they see you have, the less temptation they have to rob you
6.) Don’t flaunt or let people see you have cash – This is a bullseye on your back
7.) Don’t tell anyone how much money you have saved – This is a bullseye on your back
8.) Don’t tell anyone all the things you own – This is a bullseye on your back
9.) Don’t brag about how much money you make – This is a bullseye on your back
10.) Always pay attention to your surroundings – The more you are aware of, the more you can avoid
11.) Avoid high crime areas – If possible
12.) Blend in – The more you look like everyone else, the less interesting you become
13.) Learn how to read body language – It will prove to save your life some day
14.) Keep all your electronic devices hidden when not in use – No need to add temptations
15.) Don’t keep all your money in one place – Diversify in case of an emergency so you always have some
16.) Carry a small can of mace or a taser – Just in case (legal in most states) Self-defense
17.) Wear steel toed boots / shoes – The foot has 10x more power than the fist (Brass knuckles are illegal, however, steel toes are legal in most states) – Self-defense

The above list is a compilation of a few common sense suggestions that worked for me over the years. The list could probably span 50+ pages if I was to try and add everything. Be sure to use your better judgment in all situations you encounter. Remember, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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