If you keep your gadgets and gear in a canvas bag or backpack, they won’t be very safe when you’re caught in a sudden rain storm. You can prepare for this emergency ahead of time though by keeping a plastic trash bag tucked away at the bottom of your bag.
A folded up garbage bag barely takes up any space, so there’s no downside to keeping one handy. If it starts to rain, but you still need to walk a few blocks to your destination, you can open it up and pull it over your laptops, tablets, and ereaders in mere seconds to act as a makeshift poncho. This tip only requires a little foresight, and even if it doesn’t pay off for years, when the time comes to use that trash bag, it can save you from a major headache.