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21 Essential Travel Items You Might Not Have Thought To Pack

June 6, 2018

We thought it might be useful to put together a list of some of the travel items that backpackers don’t always think to pack.  They’re not necessarily the most exciting or even the most used things we travel with, it’s more that we just wouldn’t travel without them because they make our lives so much easier and it would be a pain not to have them!

Carabiner

This is incredibly useful for attaching stuff to your backpack that you need access to or that you don’t want to put in your bag. Think water bottles and dirty shoes. You can spend a decent amount of money on a really good quality carabiner if you need it for intensive activities like climbing or sailing, but something less fancy does the trick for us.

Swiss army/multi-tool knife

swiss army knife

Don’t forget to take this out of your carry-on, friends.

One of these  can get you out of a multitude of pickles. From cutting food when you’re on the go, to gauging out splinters. Word of advice though, do not leave it in your carry-on luggage. I did that at Kuala Lumpur airport and my beloved trusty swiss army knife was flung into a box of other pathetic abandoned prohibited sharp things.

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