How can we make sure no one breaks in to our vehicle when we are out paddling? All of us have had this thought when leaving the parking lot to head for the water. Where should I hide my key? Should I take it with me? Should I leave it hidden on the vehicle somewhere or on the beach under my stuff? The worry and angst of leaving your vehicle sometimes takes the enjoyment out of your paddle. Here are some tips to make your paddling a little less stressful.
I spent years of my life worrying if my car would be stolen while I was out paddling. Every time I crouched over, looked both ways to check if I was being watched and tucked my keys under my bumper, I wondered if this would finally be the time my car was broken into. Maybe the fact that my rig was a waxy rust-bucket deterred any would-be thieves.
I eventually got a new (to me) vehicle and with it, a key vault that attaches to my trailer hitch and locks my keys in a box requiring a four-digit code. My anxiety has been reduced to almost nothing. To help you feel the same, here are three tips for leaving your car worry-free while you're out on the water.