World Travel Kit List
Preparing for your big trip, however long can be daunting. Use this list as a guide to selecting gear you may need to take with you, whether you are visiting bustling markets in Morocco or laying on a beach in Thailand, you will also find useful things for working in Australia.
High factor sunscreen
All purpose soap
Insect repellent- Deet based
First aid kit (with sterile needles and blister pads)
Head torch (remember to take spare batteries)
Water purification and neutraliser
Travel Clothing is designed to be lightweight, wrinkle-resistant, quick drying and tough. Most are designed to have a high sun protection factor built in, added ventilation and secret security pockets. Layering the clothing will allow you to wear them on their own if it’s hot or several pieces at once if it’s cold.
Whether you are staying in a hostel, hotel or beach hut, a sleeping bag can be a great comfort. Hostels can be draughty so the addition of a sleeping bag and liner can be very useful. Remember a Silk Liner will add about 5C to your bag and keep it clean. It’s also small and lightweight and great to sleep in on its own if the weather is warm. It will also help stop any bed bugs trying to bite you. A self inflating sleeping mat like a Thermarest is ideal for sleeping on as they offer ground insulation, they pack down small and are lightweight and really comfortable. Don’t forget to take a repair kit in case of unexpected punctures. The bulkier foam ones are good if storage space is not an issue.
The choice of which bag to take on you travels is diverse. You can choose from front loading packs that usually come with its own day pack, a wheeled bag for versatile transportation or a duffle bag if you have lots of kit to carry. Whichever you choose make sure it fits you and your travel needs.
Look for a pair of walking shoes that will be versatile as well comfortable. A multi purpose pair of shoes is ideal for walking through cities as well as off the beaten track. As with all shoes, make sure you leave plenty of time to choose the right pair for you and your feet as blisters can be painful and unnecessary. Don’t forget your flip flops for the end of the day and in the showers.