Indispensable things to pack for vacation.
Including these versatile items on your travel packing checklist will
prepare you for dozens of situations no matter where you go.
On this page we've listed those invaluable, easy-to-pack items that step up to the plate when you need them but take up very little room in your luggage.
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In order to earn a spot on this page an item must perform at least 2 tasks well
We have some real overachievers on our list that fulfill a number of duties and ask for very little space in your luggage in return.
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No surprises here, but did you know that duct tape is sold in traveler sized rolls now?
You can easily make your own travel roll by wrapping duct tape around a pencil, pill bottle or film container.
Here are just a few of the magic feats that can be accomplished with duct tape.
We can't speak highly enough of the lowly sarong.
A bright length of fabric that usually measures around 65 x 45 inches you'll see them on beaches around the world.
Just look at the things it can be ... and the list goes on.
A mini sarong, the bandana has been carried by survivalists and travelers for centuries.
It's because a bandana can be used for so many things and it's easy to bring it along in a pocket, bag or tied around your leg, arm or head.
Victorinox Swiss Army Tinker and Classic Knife Combo
Choose a Swiss Army Knife that has the features that best reflect your lifestyle.
If you never drink wine, nix the corkscrew - if you have a Leatherman tool dispense with the pliers on your Swiss Army Knife.
Keep your knife as compact as possible while covering all of your needs.
A Swiss Army Knife or Leatherman tool must be carried in your checked luggage if you are flying.
They will not be allowed in the cabin.
And tons more ~ the variations of this knife are mind boggling.
It's all in the name. The multiple tools in this compact and well designed unit perform countless tasks.
You name it and it's available on one of the multi tools.
Hair conditioner (rinse out or leave in) is good for more than conditioning your hair. Use it as: