insurace for touring
since in graduate from school this May and my trip starts this June, i may no longer be under my parents insurace plan. what sort of short-term minimum health insurace plan would you all recommend for a tour that is planning to last about 4-5 months?
what do you all think about property insurce? does anyone insure thier bike and other gear incase of theft/damage during the trip?
also, what is the best way to carry money while on an extended tour? i am from the U.S., so should i carry travelers checks while in canada, or will a debit card work okay? should i carry a big wad of cash at all times? <-- hopefully i wouldn't be this dumb! what about paying for everything with a credit card for convenience sake?
thanks for the info,
this forum is really helping me to plan this trip this summer.