Travel Packing List – Packing the Basics for Your Long Trip

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1. Posted by Nationwide006 (Inactive 1 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

What are the basics you should pack when going on a long trip?

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2332 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

That's a very vague question. How long is 'long'? Where is this 'long trip' taking place?

Much of what might be considered 'essential' depends on where (e.g. large settlements or wilderness?) , what (e.g. hiking boots? ), when (e.g. clothing) and how (e.g. driving or public transport?).

1. Travel & health insurance details plus contact info.

2. Passport & passport photocopies, more than one card, some cash + contact info for passport & cards. Driving licence if required + IDP ditto. Emergency contact info on card/paper (carried on person).

2. Personal (& essential) prescribed medication (not standard stuff e.g. over-the-counter painkillers, other than for the initial journey) plus prescription & doctor's letter. Other medical stuff (e.g. first-aid kit) may be 'essential' dependent on location & activity.

3. Phone if wanted and/or tablet and/or camera ditto plus charger/s & adaptor.

4. Toothbrush + toiletries for initial journey. More toiletries can be purchased later.

5. Basic clothing relevant & appropriate for trip (locations, weather, activities). If necessary, more clothing can be purchased later.

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 7008 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Well nationwide here was a spammer (their profile linked to a packing list), but we can always keep this discussion open.

And if there's any new things I missed, I can add them to our own ridiculously comprehensive packing list.

4. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2332 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Thanks, Peter. I suspected a spammer but never thought to check the profile. Duh! :-)

5. Posted by Touristtraveler (Inactive 8 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

A traveler always confused what to pack, what are the needs which are essential for a long trip. Here are some of the travel packing checklist, you may go through this list:

1) Choose Your Main Luggage

2) Organize Your Stuff

3) Pack Your Toiletry Bag

4) Prepare Your Personal Item Carry-On Bag

5) Collect Important Travel Documents, Cash, and Credit Cards

6) Consider Travel Security

7) Prepare Your Home for not receiving any kind of item when you are away from your home

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Jan-2019, at 21:56 by Touristtraveler ]

6. Posted by Lisa Haiden (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

We are always recommended to travel light. 'Light' would literally mean that you should only carry those amenities that are really important to you and those that you might find difficulty in looking for once you are out to travel.

Apart from this, if you are going for a long vacation then a travel insurance is highly recommended. This is going to be helpful in terms of the monetary compensation you will receive during certain unavoidable situations. We are primarily talking about the medical expenses.

Other documents including Passport and photocopies of the same would come handy.

Hope this has been helpful to you.

7. Posted by Old Man At (Budding Member 49 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Money and passport. The rest can be purchased along the way.

8. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 1037 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

A pretty impossible task without knowing roughly where the journey will take me.
I tend to travel in hot '3rd world' places and the times I've travelled to cold western countries my packing has been almost completely different.
However I do agree that after my 'personal stuff', most other stuff can be bought relatively easily.
It can be difficult for odd things (In some S.E.Asian countries most 'Sun Screen' contains skin whiteners as the locals all want lighter skin) but most stuff is available with a little searching.

9. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1481 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Yes, packing lists should be adjusted for destination, length of travel and the weather/seasons. Fortunately, layering is a good strategy for most environments.

One important consideration is a medical kit. If you require maintenance drugs, have a good supply on hand. Some can be difficult to refill while traveling.

10. Posted by Cottonwood (Respected Member 535 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Usual Toiletries, medication if needed(Like for me), 1 to 2 days worth of clothing, swim suit and towel, Charged camera, charged up cell phone, charging converter, passport and copies of, money/credit cards......and that's just my care on. Checked luggage all all depends on if it's Greenland in January or Hawaii the rest of the year.