Do you take extra steps when you travel to stay safe? When you are traveling is the easiest time to have things stolen. Hotel rooms feel safe with there 5 locks on the door, but really aren’t. Here are a couple quick tips for keeping your stuff yours at a hotel.
Park your vehicle in a well lit area, preferably where you can see it.
Lock your car doors and take everything inside with you. Don’t leave anything visible in your car. I mean anything! Make it look like your car is empty of everything.
Bring a coupe things extra with you to your hotel; a mini alarm to put on the door, a door wedge, and a flashlight . Put the alarm on the door, wedge under the door as a lock, and the flashlight on the nightstand next to you.
Keep your pants and shirt near the bed with all your normal stuff in the pockets. Car keys, wallet, money, and anything else you may need in a hurry. Ladies, place your purse somewhere you can’t miss it, like on top of your close. Also have enough close to go outside if it’s cold. Just incase of an emergency you don’t want to run out of the hotel without close on or your car keys.
When you leave for the day, take anything valuable with you and leave the TV on so people think there is someone inside the room.
Get a room below the 8th floor. That is how far fire truck ladders can reach. And that is about as far as I want to run down stairs if the elevator is not working. In smaller hotels I like the second floor. I can still jump if I need to, but it’s hard for someone to break into the window.
Only stay in hotels that are in good areas. If you get to your hotel and it looks creepy, go to another hotel.
I’ve loved shooting since the first time I pulled a trigger at age 8. During high school I volunteered at my local PD where I learned more about handguns. I joined the Marine Corps Infantry after high school. I was a reserve for 10 years with 2 years of active duty and 1 tour in Iraq in 2003. I worked for an armored car company for almost 7 years mostly in the LA area of California. During all that I also got a degree in law enforcement and went through two different police academies. Being a cop never worked out, but through it all I’ve always been training people to fight. I spent all of 2008 in Iraq again as a private contractor defending a base. There I got to teach and train with the US Army and others. Now I want to bring that experience and my joy of teaching to others. I love teaching firearms and want the good people of the world to be able to defend themselves. It’s now my mission and purpose in life.