What to bring?
If you've ever traveled anywhere you know that it's gonna be a battle.
Some way, some how, it is never easy to remember the basic stuff... or, you bring too much. I can't tell you how many times I've had to buy toothpaste or a toothbrush or deodorant on a trip because I forgot it at home.
here are some basics.
Step 1: The Dry Shave
If you've ever tried this you know it sucks. Even with water it can be really not very fun. Here's a couple tricks:
use any soap you have, bar soap, shampoo, anything.
another one that my friend swears by is to shave with peanut butter!
Step 2: Here's My Basic Kit
ok, so some of this is completely optional... well basically everything is optional if you're not planning on having any sort of contact with the outside world...
Razor- optional but a good idea, just incase you have to change disguises
Deodorant- again optional unless you want friends
Medicine- most you can keep all in one bottle
Toothpaste- you can eat it if you're really hungry
Toothbrush with cover- you don't wan those nasty truck stop germs.
Nail Clipper- just handy
Floss- for teeth and for escaping from mexican holding cells
Step 3: Most Important!
A zip-closure bag
it keeps stuff dry and from becoming MIA
I like the heavy duty ones and the security guys at the airport like it too.
Step 4: So You're Probably Thinking Duh!
ok, maybe I'm a little slow but I've forgotten my one or more of these things many times I've traveled. infact there is one thing that I left out of this instructable that is very valuable. I'm traveling right now and I do not have this item... any guesses?
You can use shaving cream or hand soap though no problem.
Step 5: Zoris
They are amazing!
I like to keep my feet out of other people's nasty-ness in public showers. And they are great dress shoes for weddings, black tie affairs, beach bummin' and extreme motorcycle riding.
(not really, that's how you grind off your toes being stupid. Always wear boots when riding motorcycles... not saying I do... but really you shouldn't)
Step 6: The End
almost all these items have multiple uses, don't be afraid to experiment.
Think of all the great travel stories you'll be able to tell your grandchildren!
Need a haircut? try using a pocket knife!
need a shoelace? try floss.
need shaving cream? try shampoo.
Any other creative uses or other suggestions?
Am I missing anything? Post your suggestion below.