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Offline nikonll

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secure backpack for check in
« on: Aug 05, 10, 08:38 AM »
Hi, how do you guys secure your backpack for checkin? i got some compartment which cant be locked.

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Re: secure backpack for check in
« Reply #1 on: Aug 05, 10, 11:25 AM »
I use a raincover that covers entire backpack, then lock the two zips together.
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Offline nikonll

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Re: secure backpack for check in
« Reply #2 on: Aug 05, 10, 11:35 AM »
I use a raincover that covers entire backpack, then lock the two zips together.

won't the cover tear easily when they rough handle the bag?

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Re: secure backpack for check in
« Reply #3 on: Aug 05, 10, 12:02 PM »
I use a raincover that covers entire backpack, then lock the two zips together.

I try too but only to find out the raincover is gone when reach my destination.
Now I do use a wire thread ( use for fishing ) to went through the hole in the zip area and secure it with a small lock.So far,not problems yet.

Terry

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Re: secure backpack for check in
« Reply #4 on: Aug 05, 10, 02:17 PM »
Backpacks can't be secured. A sharp object is all it takes to make a lock useless. So easy to slash a backpack.
Leave your valuables home as much as possible, and pack the ones you really need as hand luggage.

@ Terry : I've heard that before, you're not the first one to loose your raincover this way ...
« Last Edit: Aug 05, 10, 02:22 PM by Karel »

Offline nikonll

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Re: secure backpack for check in
« Reply #5 on: Aug 05, 10, 02:26 PM »
Backpacks can't be secured. A sharp object is all it takes to make a lock useless. So easy to slash a backpack.
Leave your valuables home as much as possible, and pack the ones you really need as hand luggage.

@ Terry : I've heard that before, you're not the first one to loose your raincover this way ...

Actually, i'm not worried about stuff stolen, more of damage while checking in... you know how they grab and throw our bags. I will be hand carrying valuables of course

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Re: secure backpack for check in
« Reply #6 on: Aug 06, 10, 02:20 AM »
There are some good quality, rugged backpack bag that can double up as a raincover, eg from Deuter. You can lock the 2 zips together as well. More expensive though..

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Re: secure backpack for check in
« Reply #7 on: Aug 06, 10, 09:29 AM »
In Peru, I saw some backpackers that used those large bags that are used to pack big quantities of potatoes or vegetables. These bags are sturdy and cheap, but I wouldn't know where to buy them here in Singapore ...

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Re: secure backpack for check in
« Reply #8 on: Aug 08, 10, 03:54 AM »
I use a raincover that covers entire backpack, then lock the two zips together.

Same here. Another solution is to use http://www.pacsafe.com/www/index.php steel mesh netting, which is expensive and heavy.

Offline WuffRuff

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Re: secure backpack for check in
« Reply #9 on: Oct 01, 11, 02:50 PM »
In Peru, I saw some backpackers that used those large bags that are used to pack big quantities of potatoes or vegetables. These bags are sturdy and cheap, but I wouldn't know where to buy them here in Singapore ...

LOL! DIY??
Are they like those large gunnysacks?
In Sinai, I got 2 gunnysacks from the bread shop and a nylon string from the provision shop (total <$3), and my friend from the mama shop made it into a backpack for me to go trekking.
My load was around 7 kgs and it felt ok but the nylon string would probably be uncomfortable for more weight.
A proper shoulder strap and hip belt would make it far more comfortable for higher loads.
There is a bag making shop at Lavendar where you can get them to make that for you.
They have straps and stuff also.

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Re: secure backpack for check in
« Reply #10 on: Oct 02, 11, 05:46 AM »
You can always pack a duffle bag and place the backpack into the duffle and lock it with a lock for check-in.