Late this summer 2012, I will start a road/surf trip from San Diego, CA to East Texas, and then follow the coast from Louisiana all the way up to Boston, surfing at every beach I can (including in NYC and on Lake Ontario), then back West through Chicago and out to Montana, returning to San Diego in fall 2012. I'll be gone about 3-6 months, and sleeping in my "road trip modified" '93 Honda Civic (more on that later). Anyway, I'll have about $3000 in expenses, and I'm wondering the best (safest) way to handle money on the trip. Do I leave it in the bank, and use a debit card, or do I wear a money belt, or hide cash in different parts of the car? I would appreciate any ideas and experience that you have. Thanks very much.