Let's get straight into the list. Did your items make it on there?
1. Pocket Knife. I have been carrying the same pocket knife around for the last 8 years and I am forever grateful that I have it. I have used the scissors to cut threads of clothes, the knife to slice bread and the bottle opener to open bottles. Pack it in your main luggage though.
2. Small First Aid Kit. This doesn't have to be everything that your mum has in her first aid kit but a few little things you pack now will be a blessing in disguise when the time comes. Imodium is a life saver in times of need. Others include pannadol, plasters and some antiseptic cream.
3. Travel Adaptor. With electrical items being a large part of travel these days, an International travel adaptor is put in the must column. Just one adaptor can change from UK-US, AUS-EU, EU-UK and many more options.
4. Deck of Cards. Ever been on a train for more than 2 hours? Waited at an airport for the boarding time to come around? Or want to brush up on your Texas hold em? A deck of cards is an easy solution to pass the time and can be a great way of meeting new people.
5. More socks and jocks. T shirts and shorts can be worn a few times before they need a wash, but socks and jocks should always be clean. You can hear about the inside out, back to front options but they run out after 4 go's.
6. Passport. This is more aimed to the International traveller, but make sure that you pack your passport and ensure that it has at least 6 months validity left. You will be surprised how many people turn up without their passport or one that is about to expire.
7. Camera. To capture those special moments and to remind you of a certain place, a camera is a great addition to your travel items. Now days, smart phones can act as a pocket size camera allowing you to travel light.
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