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62. Posted by mindymoo (Budding Member 20 posts) 7y

playing cards :)

63. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 7y

Quoting Cay

No body has said condoms?

I'll admit that one. I don't trust any but my own brand. Don't always have an opportunity to use them but I like to be prepared for adventure, lol.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 27, 2008, at 2:20 PM by laurim ]

64. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

Pack of cards...They have Captain Morgan on the back....Six years, I been packing these things...Finally a month ago I played Solitaire with 'em so I could say I used the fucking things.

And on old MiniMag wrapped in Duct tape...It's about the tape, not the flashlight....I use the Duct tape all the time.

And yes....condoms... The flavoured kind. I'm caring that way.


[ Edit: Edited on Nov 27, 2008, at 5:43 PM by Piecar ]

65. Posted by missjoycie (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

i love to travel light,
but i cannot do without chocolates.
i'd always pack a bar of chocolates with me :)

66. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 7y

Always a small roll of cheap plastic sandwich bags, forever useful for wet things, sticky things, dirty things, sandy things and those infernal requests at airports for liquids to be in bags (they charge £1 a bag at Luton!).

A bin liner in case customs rip my tightly packed pack apart on return home - rather than try to repack..bung it in the bin liner, especially if just going in a car home. Also useful for keeping packs dry.

Wet wipes, especially if out in the wilds, face, body, shoes and tent..with one wipe
Sink plug
Pen and notebook
2 Cameras with chargers
Couple of pegs
Duct tape - for repairs to almost anything, sticking up mossie nets etc.
Sewing kit
Robbers wallet - few dollars/local currency and an expired credit card
First aid kit

67. Posted by Schof26 (Budding Member 20 posts) 7y

My camera, notebook and sense of humor, if nothing else.

Alo, my compass and my sharpest knife, thanks to John Gorka.

After all, people love you when they know you're leavin' soon.


[ Edit: Edited on Nov 29, 2008, at 8:47 PM by Schof26 ]

68. Posted by JosieS (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Thanks for great hints. I'm new to this forum.
I always pack blow-up neck pillow for plane, but also useful in other waiting in the airport for hours at a time or travelling by train.

69. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

I'm surprised Paris wouldn't supply a tub plug. It's the land of the giant claw foot tub for the sake of Odin. The land of the leisurely bath....Bizarre

I have been reading Rolf Potts(travel Guru, if you don't know who he is, you need to find out) and he says that many travel writers are travelling around with flash drives in lieu of laptops. It seems to be working for them Internet cafes are ubiquitous. Though the WiFI hotspot is becoming big. I'm in the middle of a WiFI park right now, typing on a bench near a fountain in Uruguay. A very nice way to surf.


70. Posted by Clarisinda (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Wax ear plugs - more effective than foam ones, but I have funny shaped ears, apparently, and they easily fall out :-/

Bath/shower plug - I use a Lush solid shampoo, which handily comes in a circular tin which is just the right size and shape to be used as an emergency plug hole cover. The shampoo bar is small and portable too.

Travel towel - *just* big enough and no more to cover my modesty in communal changing rooms.

Plastic knife, fork and spoon - actually they live in my handbag 356.

Too many pairs of shoes :-/ I don't seem to be able to travel with just one pair :-/