5 Travel Tools that will Immediately Save You from Disaster
Let’s all admit that when packing for a long trip (or even a short one) we always prioritize items such as digital camera and phones, clothes, ids and passports. While all of those are required of course in any travel pack, we always almost reconsider on packing the things that we think may not be necessary for the trip but can be the most important!
The tricky thing about packing is chossing between ‘what to pack’ and “what to leave at home’. Now for an assured safe travel and all, here are some of the five things that you need in your bag at all cost.
1. Small Flashlight
Now I know some of you may think, why would I need this along? One may never know when you find yourself staying at a place and then the electricity suddenly goes out. Having one flashlight with you is enough. If you are traveling , keep another flashlight packed in the car to make sure you have an extra when your first flashlight is damaged. In addition to another flashlight, bring you an extra set of batteries because you may never when or where you can buy and repack new ones.
2. Swiss Army Knife
Now this is some nifty thing to have and small enough that you can keep in your bag. A Swiss Army Knife includes a scissor, a can opener, tweezers, two knives, a corkscrew and awl which is a useful tool to have while travelling. Plus, it’s another added protection for you. Just be sure that you know how to carry and hold it so you don’t cut yourself while holding the swiss army knife since it retracts back in place.
3. Waterproof Bags
Now these bags can be very useful in any travelling conditions, having a waterproof bag can protect your important items such as ids and passports, cameras, maps and travel documents, phones and other electronic equipment. Make sure that you have waterproof cases for each of these so it’s neatly organized by their set.
4. Large Bandanna
If you never expected a very hot day and the heat is unbearable, having a bandanna packed gives you some added protection for your skin. You can also use it for trekking to cover your nose and mouth so as to avoid inhaling dirt or any foreign residue from climbing up the mountain. Plus, it slightly helps you in breathing if the air is a bit foggy. Other than that, it’s another extra clothes for warmth.
5. Small Med Pack
You can keep your prescribed meds here, disinfectants for wounds, plus some additional medicine for when you feel sick, and having a fever. For women, it is also useful to have a medpack to put in your feminine products and items because there might be a time where access to napkins or tampons will be difficult and running to a store can be a rarity while travelling.
So there you have it, five of the essential items we need and make sure to include when packing for a long trip out of town or out of the country. But also, keep in mind to always be alert and aware of your surroundings. Stay safe everyone!
Randolph Hoover and his family were originally from San Diego California but he is currently studying Business Administration in Umea University in Sweden. Aside from being a student, He also helps his parents with their home maintenance business in their home in Umea. He is also one of the marketing guys for Toyota.