Friday, August 12, 2016

Hacking Your Hotel, Part 1

Like many of you, I need to travel for various reasons and many times that means staying in hotels. Even the nicest hotels can have issues that can hinder your performance. Dave Asprey has several great tips for staying in a hotel, but I have  few of my own.

Tip #1: Check the Corners

I come from a state that has few insects that are very dangerous, but other states and countries have everything from bed bugs to spiders and scorpions. I even found a scorpion in my parent's spare bedroom once. That is why one of the first things I do when I enter a hotel room is pull out my 12 LED UV flashlight, turn off the lights and check the corners of the room and the mattress.

Many arthropods (insects, spiders, etc.) appear to glow under UV light making them easy to spot. 

A tip regarding battery powered devices is that I will often cut out a section of a plastic water bottle or something and use that between the cap and the battery or battery compartment. This ensures that the flashlight does not get accidentally turned on en route.

So, next time you stay in a hotel room, make sure to check the corners. You will sleep easier knowing your room is clean, and clear of critters.

Stay well engineered,

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