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Wednesday, May 2, 2012



“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”, a travel quote by St. Augustine.  Indeed, our world is full of wonders and so do our lives full of adventure. One must seek in order to find anew. Travelling is a way of learning and seeing new things know new cultures and meet new people.

In traveling, one must keep in mind that you are trekking, and that you have to have only few essentials with you. It is not practical to bring unnecessary things which would load up your baggage. Remember, you have to carry on with you your travel buddy – your backpack. Below is a list of essential things you should bring while traveling. There is more than 10 things listed here and it’s up to you whether you heed to bring these things or just derive from it:

1. Clothes with Toiletries
Choose clothes that are lightweight and are easy to wash and gets dried up overnight. Bring at least 2 or 3 lightweight shirts with you, a long-sleeved shirt or polo to protect you from mosquitoes and keep you warm during the night, 2 pairs of trousers, a pair of jeans, shorts is optional, socks maybe 4 or 5 pairs may do, shoes and sandals. Do not forget to include your underwear and a travel towel. It is necessary though, to know where you are heading so you would discern what types of clothes to bring.

2. Map
Indeed necessary, so you would know where you are going.

3. Camera and Cellphone
There is no other way to keep the memories alive than capturing them on cam. Cellphones are essential tools as well to keep your communications with your travel buddies or anyone you may need to get in touch with.

4. Flashlight and Batteries
It’s handier when you use flashlight because you just have to place it in your backpack.

5. A Sleeping Bag
Choose a sleeping bag that can be rolled up very small so it won’t take a lot of space in your bag.

6. Raincoats
In cases when rain pours in surprisingly, you’ll be able to protect yourself and backpack.

7. Caps
You may hang this in your bag if you don’t want to use it, it is essential though to keep your hair from smothering your face and give you shade.

8. Water Bottles,Plates,Spoon and Fork
Have it full or leave it empty, just make it available for your water. You need hydration.

9. Swiss Army Knife
Travelers wouldn’t miss this one. This is a multi-purpose knife, already equipped with scissors, a blade, tweezers, bottle/can opener.

10. Medicine Kit
Include in your kit, your own prescribed medicines (if you have), emergency meds like antihistamine, paracetamol/acetaminophen, anti-motility and others. Also include sterile gauze, plaster, bandage, a small antiseptic and a tourniquet.

Of the list above, you may modify or add up more should you have any other important things you want to bring:

- Small Padlock. To keep your bag secured.
- Bandana.
- Money Belt / Belt Bag
- Sarong
- Whistle
- Firestarter
- Alarm Clock
- Calculator
- Book

Whatever you may include in your list, just keep in mind that “Common Sense” can do all the deciding stuffs of what you want to bring.

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