Skip Navigation

1st Item u pack?

Travel Forums General Talk 1st Item u pack?


Last Post

11. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 11y

Ever convinced that someone will be injured, I always pack a small first aid kit. Doctor Me to the rescue! And then I proceed to forget to pack some of my medicine, like a spare inhaler for my asthma so that when I lose one in Bangkok, I have no backup. Makes a lot of sense, huh?!

12. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

A Sarong

13. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

swiss army knife, although as its always on my person, i don`t have to worry about forgetting it.

Ignoring the obvious stuff i always have, phone charger is high on the list, and a thick paperback something else i try to have. Thats about the only variant in my stuff, as my bag is essentially always packed anyway, so i don`t have to worry about forgetting much...

14. Posted by brogsta (Inactive 5 posts) 11y

Undies, then jeans. Live in my jeans!

15. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 11y

I'm with FionaNZ.
The sarong is an absolute must on any trip.
I packed a small super-absorbent towel for my 4 month trip RTW and hardly used it, but then again I stayed at hotels (both cheap and moderate) which provided towels anyway. The sarong got flogged during the 3 day/2 night hike of Colca Canyon.
Used the sarong for modesty, as a beach towel, as a drying towel which dries itself so quickly, is so so light, can be used as a tourniquet or ligature, looks kool (not on a 52 year old though!!), can be ripped into strips and tied together for escaping from castle keeps, and almost got used in Cuba as a noose after days of bad fried chicken, black beans and awfully cooked rice.
Only the thought of Yucatan stayed my hand!!!


16. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

Once again Gelli, you succeed in intriguing everyone about your ever-packed bag.....its the envy talking.

17. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member 519 posts) 11y

My back up prescription spectacles !



18. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Camera! jammies.....I can't sleep without my jammies ;)

19. Posted by GretaGarbo (Full Member 48 posts) 11y

My credit/bank card. With money anything can be fixed. If I forgot anything I could get a new ticket, passport, knife, undies, or whatever my absentminded forgetful self would loose or forget.

But things I bring along apart from my card is a nylon string and safety pins and duct tape. And a sarong like scarf.
With that I have something to mend my back pack, scarf have been used as skirt, bag, sun screen, mosquito net among others. Nylon string is for drying laundry, shoe laces and so on.

On another travel board the same question was raised: and the suggestion came up to travel with nothing but your atm card and the clothes you stand in. I'd take along a few things more (camera, phone, change of clothes and things above + a journal and pen.) but it's a nice idea IMHO.

20. Posted by zeisha (Budding Member 715 posts) 11y

a pair of jeans and a t shirt then some sunscreen lotion, a face fash ,sunslasses and a pair of comfortable shoes and socks and a towel.