idea for cruise or any trip: scan and email all ids and inf
Scan your ids, passports, etc. as separate jpg files. Then, create a Word document and insert all the images. Email it to yourself to a Yahook Hotmail or any other Internet-accessible email account along with any itinerary information you need contained within the email body.
You may be tempted to put all your ids on the scanner bed and scan it all as one file, but it's easier if they are separate, as certain things change more often (kid's school id's, medical ins cards if you switch jobs often, etc.) so you only have to just re-scan new ids or cards when you get them and not have to pull everything else out to scan as a single page again.
This way, should your wallet get lost/stolen, you can download and print copies of it all at any ship or port internet cafe.
I also include in the boty of the email my credit card/bank customer service phone number and account numberso, medical/prescription information. I also copy and paste into the email the pertinent columns from my travel planning & packing list spreadsheet's itinerary page, which contains all travel phone numbers, confirmation numbers, etc.
I will still print and bring one copy of this information, but it also helps to have it all backed up on the internet for each and free access.
Again, if anyone would like a copy of my spreadsheet, just send me a PM and be sure to include your email address.
Re: idea for cruise or any trip: scan and email all ids and
Originally Posted by Michelle1959
Scan your ids, passports, etc. as separate jpg files. Then, create a Word document and insert all the images. Email it to yourself to a Yahook Hotmail or any other Internet-accessible email account
I would NEVER put that in any internet account....
Make that two Bobs against. Unless you can put on some serious encryption.
Maybe you could put it in an encrypted file (PDF) on a key fob.
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never never put that kind of information in an email unless highly encrypted; and even then; you don't know what server it may get parked on when you access your email from a computer that isn't your own... dangerous IMHO
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Not a smart idea for most web based email accounts. However there are free encrypted secure email accounts out there though I can not vouch how well they work. Supposed to have military level 256 bit encryption though. Used to have a few accounts like this but never had the chance to test them. Might be an option to have a copy of your private information on hand, assuming it does work. Just look up free secure e-mail in a search engine. From my understanding it works on PGP(Pretty Good Privacy) Keys.