For those who do not have an electronic key, it is always easy to put it around or in a pocket. However, electronic keys can be a real headache when we go stand up paddling. There are dos and don’ts, so let’s get off to a good start. These may not be the best hiding places, but they’re certainly good ideas.
Leave your car open unless you have an old, empty banger or a big hound inside.
Place your key in a freezer bag in your pocket. If it’s hot and you sweat, you will get condensation inside, if not actual water if the bag comes open.
Leave your key on the car tire or inside the bumper. Everyone knows this hiding place, especially thieves.
Put the key in the gas hatch if you have a manual.
Hide your key near where you go paddling, under a stone or somewhere else in a small waterproof bag. Nature offers a multitude of hiding spots. It is very important to leave a marker in the exact place where you left your key, in case you forget.
A combination lock remains the best solution. It allows you to place your key inside a small box and attach it to your door handle or another part of your car (bumper or towing ring).
Here we hope that these tips on “where to hide your car key” will help you. We also hope that you will be quieter during your next sessions in paddle.