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InDenial 11-30-2012 06:31 AM

Where do you hide your cash?
I'm making a trip to Alaska and wondering where I can keep my cash. On my bike or on my body? Wondering what you have done in the past.

568V8 11-30-2012 07:01 AM

spread it around
I use more plastic then cash. Plastic works nearly anyplace except small mom & pop roadside eateries. I keep a designated credit card in the handy right sleeve pocket of my Road Crafter suit; some cash maybe about $30 in a plastic waterproof zip-lock bag in my coat pocket; and my wallet with ID, another credit card, some cash and my passport in ziplock bag in the inside breast pocket of my coat. Most other cash is packed in my luggage so inaccessible and safe through the day, unless I unpack.
The handy credit card in my sleeve and some casah in a handy bag in my pocket is that I can go all day without touching my wallet or important ID; so I won't misplace important documents accidentally when I'm fueling up (either my tank or my gut).
I also carry emergency contact information in an external pocket, that hopefully will be easily found if necessary.

Mr_Gone 12-01-2012 06:54 AM

I keep half my cash with me at all times (usually hidden in my jacket, which stays with me when I leave the bike), and the other half on the bike. Plus I carry a debit card.

NHADV 12-01-2012 07:59 AM

If I am in a place where crime is in question I usually keep a 20 bill in my front pocket and the rest hidden elsewhere on me.

Boondox 12-01-2012 01:35 PM

In multiple places.

dirtydeeds 12-01-2012 06:50 PM

You're on a motorcycle. I doubt you'll have many $300 fill ups. Gas stations, hotels, motels, restaurants, tire shops and even camp grounds take cards. By all means carry a hundred in 20's for convenience - but you're hardly in any risk of being robbed. Wild salmon in Alaska aren't that delinquent.

I've never been to Alaska yet but I have a hard time believing that you won't see an ATM/Bank or a Visa sticker on a window for extended periods of time. Or can't get to one within a couple days.

Numbers mentioned a good point. Zip lock bags. They are your friends.

I try not to carry more than I'm willing to part with.

Forde 12-02-2012 03:20 AM

in your butt

lol i just have the usual shrapnel in my pockets maybe a 10 or 20 bill and my card

RTLover 12-02-2012 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by Forde (Post 20160740)
in your butt

That was okay for Christopher Walken. It will stay dry for up to five years. :D

Walterxr650l 12-02-2012 12:29 PM

You could get something like this.

Or something like this on the inside of the boot.


acejones 12-02-2012 12:47 PM

When I want to hide cash I give it to my wife. Within seconds its gone !

Warin 12-02-2012 01:05 PM

1) Day use wallet. Keep the days money and old expired cards in this. Use it to pay for stuff each day. If robed this is what you give them, they re not going to check the dates on your cards. Replenish as it runs low in a secure location (eg usually at night before you go to sleep). They will want to take your wallet. That is where most people keep most of their money.

2) Significant money should be broken up into at least two different places. Alternative ID also needs two different places. Storage online of your id with secure access online may be the better method of having emergency ID available.

No I'm not telling you on a public form where I keep my stuff. That simply tells robbers where to look. Find your own hiding places.

Flashmo 12-02-2012 07:42 PM


Originally Posted by RTLover (Post 20161726)
That was okay for Christopher Walken. It will stay dry for up to five years. :D

That's exactly what popped in my head when I read the OP's question.

dirtydeeds 12-02-2012 07:55 PM


Originally Posted by Flashmo (Post 20165636)
That's exactly what popped in my head when I read the OP's question.

This thread is one youtube video away from hitting the basement. :evil

Digasi 12-04-2012 09:50 AM

Simple rule for travel, regardless of how you are traveling.

Keep only a small amount of cash in your wallet. Keep only the thing you are willing to lose in there too. Usually just cash you need for the day and 1 debit/CC. This should be really handy for you to get to and use

Keep passport, most of you money and other things you don't want to loose very close on you in such a way you never really leave it alone. This is probably not very accessible but should be able to get to when needed.

also, hide some spare cash/CC and photocopies off ALL documents on your bike some where that isn't easily assessable by others.

Just figure out what works best for you.

CaptTeach 12-04-2012 11:36 AM

Right next to the holster ;)

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