Harcheaza: Things to pack during your trip
One of the most difficult parts of going on an out of town trip is packing your things. It can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you know that you’re going to be gone for a while and you want to bring the necessary things with you as much as possible.
However, this is part of the experience and it doesn’t have to be a stressful and gruelling process and we’re here to prove it to you! The main reason why people think packing is a difficult task is that they don’t know what to bring in the first place.
To help you become 100% ready for your next out of town trip, Harcheaza has compiled a list of the most important things that you need to bring with you during any trip. If you’re curious to learn more about them, here’s everything you need to know:
First aid kit
The first thing that you pack in your bag is a first aid kit. Before you worry about which outfits you’re going to wear for your out of town trip, make sure you pack everything you need inside your first aid kit to ensure your safety.
Although this is arguably the most important thing that you need to bring on your trip, several people still overlook packing it. This leads to unexpected turns in their vacation that could easily be prevented if they brought a first aid kit with them.
To help you make your first aid kit, here are some of the things that you should include:
If you’re under any kind of medication, you have to make sure to bring it with you during your trip. You wouldn’t want to cut your vacation short when your condition acts up. Also, pharmacies and drug stores may be scarce wherever you’re going so take your medications with you at all times. This may also include antihistamine which is a medicine that treats allergic reactions.
There’s nothing worse than feeling a headache during your trip. When this happens, you can drink pain relievers to get rid of the aches and pains bothering you during your trip. This isn’t limited to headaches as it can also get rid of muscle, body and other pains.
Some of the most common pain relievers that you can get are the following:
However, do make sure to consult with your doctor to know if your body is compatible with these kinds of medications.
Before you can tend to a wound whether it be yours or someone else’s, you have to make sure that your hands are sanitised to prevent infecting the area. This can easily be solved by washing your hands with water and soap but what if you’re in the middle of nowhere? This is where a bottle of hand sanitiser comes in handy.
Through this alcohol solution, you can get rid of any kinds of germs and bacteria lingering in your hands which makes it safer for you to tend to a wound. You can also use this when you’re about to eat but there’s no nearby source of water and soap.
Aside from your hands, you should also disinfect the wound itself. Although there are various solutions that you can use, we recommend Hydrogen peroxide the most as it’s effective.
Some of the most usual minor injuries that you may encounter during your out of town trips include burns, cuts, scratches and more. When these unfortunate injuries happen, you need to wrap them in a bandage to prevent them from bleeding, getting infected or worsening.
There’s also another variation of this medical tool called a triangular bandage. With this, you can either use it to patch up a wound or use it to create a makeshift sling for when you break your arm, sprain your ankle, etc.
For you to properly bandage your wound, you’d have to stick it tightly to your skin and the only way you can do this is by using adhesive tapes. We would also recommend ones that can withstand extreme weather conditions so that even when it gets wet, it will remain stuck to your wound.
One of the hardest parts of packing for a trip is choosing which outfits to bring with you. As much as possible you want to bring your entire wardrobe but that’s impossible so the best thing that you can do is bring versatile pieces of clothing.
This way, you can mix and match different items to create several outfits. Not only will this make you look stylish but it’s also more practical since it won’t take up a lot of space in your bag. As for the shoes, you can limit it to 1 pair which goes well for all outfits or two if you’re engaging in other activities such as hiking or if you’re attending a fancy event where you’d need to wear formal shoes.
Another item that you don’t want to forget during your trip is your passport. Without it, your vacation will be postponed since you won’t be allowed to enter the airport. To prevent this from happening, treat it as something that should always be a part of you.
Additionally, you’d want to keep this where it will be easy to take out because trust us, you’ll be required to show this several times in the airport. It would be a great hassle if you have to open your bag and reach down to the bottom every time.
Phone charger/power bank
When you’re travelling, you’re most likely going to use your phone. Whether it be for taking photos and videos, reading texts or simply browsing the internet, you’re going to drain your battery in no time.
This is why you always need to bring a phone charger with you all the time so that when your phone’s battery is low, you can easily plug it in to recharge it. You can also bring a portable charger or a power bank so you can charge your phone without having to plug it in an outlet.
Many travellers make the mistake of only bringing a bottle of sunblock for when they’re going to a tropical country or when they know that they’ll be swimming in the beach or pool.
However, this can’t be farther from the truth as you always need to bring sunscreen with you because you can easily receive the side effects of direct sunlight even if you’re walking. This is especially true if you’re travelling in broad daylight. You can easily get sunburned if you don’t apply sunscreen or sunblock. If you don’t want to apply these products for some reason, you can always bring an umbrella with you to protect your skin from the harsh sunlight.
The last thing you need to feel when travelling is dehydration. Whether you’re hiking up a mountain or simply taking a lovely stroll in the city, it would be wise to bring a bottle of water with you wherever you go.
Getting dehydrated can easily ruin your trip as it can make you instantly feel sick. When this happens, your mood will be affected, you may feel dizziness and you’ll feel fatigued more quickly.
Regardless of where you’re going, you have to make sure that you bring cash with you at all times. Not every country you visit supports cashless transactions and when you’re in line, you can’t just whip out your credit card or mobile phone and access your money transferring app. Doing this will just hold up the line and more often than not, you’d have to return your purchase.
To avoid this from happening, make sure to always bring cash with you or better yet, head to the nearest exchange as soon as you land. This way, you won’t experience any hassle when you’re paying for any goods and services.
One of the most important things that you should always bring with you during your out of town trips is your bag of toiletries. This is the last thing that you want to share with someone else and it should be treated as personal belongings.
Your toiletry bag should contain everything that you need to ensure that you can practice hygiene even when you’re far away from home. To help you get started, here are some of the things that should be included in your toiletries:
- Toilet paper
- Wet wipes
- Q tips
- Hand sanitiser
Another thing that you want to avoid when travelling is insect bites which is why we recommend bringing insect repellents. Not only are insect bites irritating but they can also leave a mark on your skin. On top of that, there’s also a possibility that these insects carry diseases which they can then transfer to your body. A bottle of insect repellent is compact and it won’t take up that much space in your bag so make sure to bring it with you at all times!