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Monthly Archives: November 2007

911 Alarm

I’m indebted to one of my readers, Greg Broiles, who called the following to my attention: Apparently the new cell phones make a loud (very loud) alarm sound if 911 is dialed.  There’s a story about this about Verizon phones … Continue reading

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Pickpocket 9

Fer Pete’s Sake!  You put your wallet in your pocket & then you pat the wallet to be sure it’s there.  What a great signal that a) “Hey Guys!  Guess where my wallet is today?” and b) “I’ve got something … Continue reading

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Shopping tip

If you are carrying a lot of bags and packages, you won’t notice if one wanders off will you?  Worse yet, you could lose your wallet or purse and never notice.  The moral of the story–consolidate, consolidate, consolidate!  Don’t be … Continue reading

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Pickpocket 7

To avoid losing everything, divide your money into separate stashes and needs. In one secure place, carry enough money to cover that day’s expenses; if you are going to a market or busy place where you will be dipping into … Continue reading

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Pickpocket 8

If you decide to carry out my previous suggestion and use a money belt or neck pouch, conceal it under your clothes and leave it there. Several times I’ve seen people dip in to the concealed pouch in front of … Continue reading

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Pickpocket 5

If it is your habit to use handbag, hold it close to your body, not dangling from a hand or wrist.  Personally, I don’t think much of looping it over 1 shoulder either.  Any of these 3 ways to carry … Continue reading

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Pickpocket 6

It can look disgusting but some people recommend that you don your shoulder bag before you put on your coat.  I’m not in favor of it myself because it inhibits other key protective abilities (like running) but you should know … Continue reading

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Modern technology gives advance warning

Something I just noticed when I was looking at YouTube.  There are a lot of people out there who are fighting or looking for fights for fun.  Or looking to “Bitchslap” people at random for fun.  Nothing new there. But … Continue reading

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Pickpockets 3

You should be aware:  The most vulnerable places to keep your wallet are in your back pants pockets, your inner coat jacket pockets, your backpack and/or your fanny packs (especially if the fanny pack is behind you).   At the same … Continue reading

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Pickpocket 4

Some things you can do to make it harder to pick your pocket: 1.  If you carry your wallet in a pocket, try putting a rubber band around your wallet; the band’s friction against the fabric of your clothes can … Continue reading

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