Packing Essentials For Those Just In Case Scenarios

Vomit Bag

1

Changes in altitude, cuisine and type of transportation all lead to an increased risk of vomiting. Keep a vomit bag from the airplane tucked away in each of your bags.

Toilet Paper

2

Not all countries provide free toilet paper. For long trips, take a whole roll (squished flat & stored it in a ziplock bag). For smaller trips, take enough for emergencies.

Hand Sanitizer

3

Likewise, it’s not the norm everywhere to wash hands after using the bathroom. I’ve seen many a bathroom that doesn't provide soap or have running water! Always pack sanitizer.

First Aid Kit

4

Likewise, it’s not the norm everywhere to wash hands after using the bathroom. I’ve seen many a bathroom that doesn't provide soap or have running water! Always pack sanitizer.

Cash In Small Bills

5

ATMs are unpredictable, cards will randomly be declined & sometimes you'll just find yourself in a jam that only cash can you get out of. Take local currency & US$.

Small Scissors

6

If you take scissors, you will find yourself using them. Guaranteed! Small scissors work better than a pocket knife.

Locks

7

First, use a standard luggage lock to keep your bag closed. Secondly, use cable lock to secure your locked bag to a fixed object, such as a luggage rack on a bus or a fence outside.

Glue

8

You don’t need anything fancy, just something that could repair a broken plastic piece of your pack, or reattach the bottom of your shoe or seal a broken water bottle.

Rain Gear

9

Never leave for a trip without rain gear for your body & your bags. Most backpacks come with a rain cover. For electronics, skip expensive gear & opt for ziplocks.