Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > All Miscellaneous questions > Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else

Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else This is an opportunity to ask any question, and post any notice you wish that doesn't fit into one of the other sections.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10 Mar 2008
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posts: 1,366
Heat Resistant Money

I've read of others hidding money on their bikes. The problem here is that Australian money is thin plastic - it shrinks if ironed! So hiding that where it may get hot is not a good idea.

So what money (UK, USA, Euro etc) is heat resistant? And is it water resistant too?
__________________
---
Regards Frank Warner
motorcycles BMW R80 G/S 1981, BMW K11LT 1993, BMW K75 G/S
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10 Mar 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Santa Marta, Colombia, South America
Posts: 356
Laudering money

I've washed Sterling many times without effect.

Now setting fire to it, is another matter.
__________________
How much does a man live, after all?
Does he live a thousand days, or one only?
For a week, or several centuries?
How long does a man spend dying?
What does it mean to say “forever”? - Pablo Neruda
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10 Mar 2008
Dodger's Avatar
Large Golden Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,098
I find Canadian dollars melt away very quickly .
__________________
Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light. - Spike Milligan
"When you come to a fork in the road ,take it ! When you come to a spoon in the road ,take that also ."
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10 Mar 2008
Matt Cartney's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
Posts: 1,351
Ah, Aussie money! The only 'paper' money you can take surfing! Now THAT'S a national lifestyle statement!

British money is quite tough, I've had tenners go through a colourfast cottons wash several times and still exchanged them for and sandwiches.

Just wrap them in polythene (or a Johnny), add a bit of duct tape and away you go.

Matt
__________________
http://adventure-writing.blogspot.com

http://scotlandnepal.blogspot.com/

*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10 Mar 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Santa Marta, Colombia, South America
Posts: 356
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt Cartney View Post
Just wrap them in polythene (or a Johnny), add a bit of duct tape and away you go.

Matt
Matt, would you recommend a lubricant with that.
__________________
How much does a man live, after all?
Does he live a thousand days, or one only?
For a week, or several centuries?
How long does a man spend dying?
What does it mean to say “forever”? - Pablo Neruda
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10 Mar 2008
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posts: 1,366
Oz money survives the washing machine .. it does not like being ironed afterwards though. Considering how hot it can get in the sun here I'd have though a highter temperature plastic would be required ..

So we have
10 GBP to be both heat and water resistant.


I'd use gold but most people have trouble giving the right change...
__________________
---
Regards Frank Warner
motorcycles BMW R80 G/S 1981, BMW K11LT 1993, BMW K75 G/S
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11 Mar 2008
Matt Cartney's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
Posts: 1,351
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stretcher Monkey View Post
Matt, would you recommend a lubricant with that.
Just a wee touch of lard...

__________________
http://adventure-writing.blogspot.com

http://scotlandnepal.blogspot.com/

*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11 Mar 2008
Alexlebrit's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West London
Posts: 921
Euros are useless

They don't survive washing at all, the number of tiles I found a small wadded up vaguely blue bit of paper in my pocket and realised it was a five Euro note. Luckily I've never had one of the big notes (up to 500 euros) on me to wash, that would be a disaster.

They don't respond well to being stuffed in a sweaty back pocket either, that tends to make them fall apart pretty quickly. I suppose it's why so many of them are covered in sticky tape (or durex for our Ozzie readers).

Still the coins seem to survive OK.
__________________
Happiness has 125 cc
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11 Mar 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Santa Marta, Colombia, South America
Posts: 356
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexlebrit View Post
They don't survive washing at all, the number of tiles I found a small wadded up vaguely blue bit of paper in my pocket and realised it was a five Euro note. Luckily I've never had one of the big notes (up to 500 euros) on me to wash, that would be a disaster.
No.1 How the hell do you change a Euro 500 note?

No.2 I think you are using the wrong wash-cycle - may I suggest "wool"?
__________________
How much does a man live, after all?
Does he live a thousand days, or one only?
For a week, or several centuries?
How long does a man spend dying?
What does it mean to say “forever”? - Pablo Neruda
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11 Mar 2008
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 1,037
ha ha!

Ozzie money, isn't that the Kangarouble?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11 Mar 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 244
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Warner View Post

So what money (UK, USA, Euro etc) is heat resistant? And is it water resistant too?
Gold. It also resists acids, alkalis and even if it melts holds its' value.
Can only be dissolved by aqua regia (mixed nitric and hydrochloric acids).
Gold coins are available in denominations as small as 1/10 oz. (~US$100).

Charlie
__________________
Unimog U500 w/Unicat

Last edited by m37charlie; 12 Mar 2008 at 04:29.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12 Mar 2008
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posts: 1,366
Quote:
Originally Posted by m37charlie View Post
Gold. It also resists acids, alkalis and even if it melts holds its' value.Gold coins are available in denominations as small as 1/10 ox. (~US$100).
We have gold coins here too - not in common circulation - teh $300 is aboiut the same size as the $1 coin! Coins don't fold up into small spaces ... would prefer notes.

So far

Aust Dollar - water proof ... but not heat resistant.

UK pound - heat and water resistant.
__________________
---
Regards Frank Warner
motorcycles BMW R80 G/S 1981, BMW K11LT 1993, BMW K75 G/S
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12 Mar 2008
bobkat's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 101
"I've read of others hidding money on their bikes. The problem here is that Australian money is thin plastic - it shrinks if ironed! So hiding that where it may get hot is not a good idea.

So what money (UK, USA, Euro etc) is heat resistant? And is it water resistant too? "

Ironing??? Our US dollars are shrinking without us touching them!!! Thanks to Mr. Bush and his war. We're going so far in debt that the world is losing confidence in our ability to pay our bills! So the dollar loses value against other currencies.

(Apologies for hihjacking the tread to politics)
__________________

Bob & Kathy
The adventures of Lemonade
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 15 Mar 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: sunny England
Posts: 789
roll it up in a poly bag and stuff it in the handle bars under the endweight.
__________________
dave
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 18 Mar 2008
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posts: 1,366
There goes anyother hidding place.

DAVSATO (and others) please don't put up where stuff hides on the bike .. you're only telling the thieves.

For people who don't know where the hiding places are .. ask. But best is to sit and look at the bike - remove things and sit and look again. TRhey are there - they just take finding. Teh best ones are the ones you find yourself.
__________________
---
Regards Frank Warner
motorcycles BMW R80 G/S 1981, BMW K11LT 1993, BMW K75 G/S
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Running London Marathon to raise money for VSO CornishDeity Make a Difference 3 20 Apr 2007 15:18
Carrying money in West Africa tjvangee sub-Saharan Africa 3 4 Oct 2005 20:56
money, money, money,... jelvis Trip Paperwork 0 18 Aug 2005 02:44
Accessing money on the road Merv & Ruth Camping Equipment and all Clothing 6 25 Oct 2001 19:00

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:32.