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21. Posted by daveyarmz (Budding Member 28 posts) 9y

I recently forgot my usb cable for my digital camera, therefore couldnt upload pics to PC. Fortunately I managed to but a memory card reader.

22. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 9y

I agree with the can opener, have bought something in a can often thinking, nice cheap meal, only to spend hours attempting to bash it open..

23. Posted by carosterns (Respected Member 159 posts) 9y

Universal plug while camping throug out Western Europe - Found it on the chair when I got home - after I bought a new one.

24. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 9y

A lighter.

I went camping a little while back, and brought everything needed to keep two people alive for a couple of days...except a lighter. We had to borrow matches from our neighbours.

25. Posted by vxmike (Budding Member 64 posts) 9y

Quoting bentivogli

As for "I wish I hadn't taken this", my cell phone would absolutely top that list. Utterly redundant, and just one more valuable item to look after.

My cell doubles as my watch and my alarm clock...couldn't live without it!

26. Posted by Dani girl (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y

This is a good thread!

I love my platipus/Camelbak. Great if you're going to be doing lots of walking. A water bottle in general though is good..saves having to keep paying for plastic bottles - obviously only applies in countries where tap water is safe. Water purification tablets - you never know. I bought an international travel adaptor with a USB connector so I can recharge phone, ipod and camera in all countries with one device. Karribiners (no idea how to spell that) are always handy oh and packing cubes (eagle creek) are a brilliant way of getting your packing organised and giving you extra space.

What else? oh it really depends on where you are travelling and what you will be doing? Send parcels home (shipping) is easy in many countries if you're going to places with different climates etc..

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28. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 9y

Has anyone thought to grab the items listed in this thread and suggest that they be added to the TP packing list? (If they aren't already on it)....

29. Posted by asey16 (Budding Member 51 posts) 9y

Didn't exactly leave it behind when I went but I left my trekking pole on a bus in Chile. I was gutted as I was doing a lot of hiking, and I contacted the bus company to see if it had been found but nothing was heard back. I wasn't in a situation where I could travel to a town to buy a new one. So 2 months go by and hundreds of miles later I met up with some of the other people from England who were travelling in Chile too, and one of them (who I didn't know well) started telling me about how he found a trekking pole on the bus we had been on). He didn't know it was mine, but when I told him he very graciously gave it back. Now I always check that I take it with me everytime I get off a bus.

30. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

Nail clippers! Near impossible to find overseas in foreign speaking countries. Try asking someone who doesn't speak english where they sell nail