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  • Dirtbox 20 Sep 2012 22:27:46 80,402 posts
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    I travel a fair bit these days, but I always forgot something or another. Whether it's Imodium or my glasses, something gets left behind and I kick myself about it the entire time.

    So let's get a definitive list together and kiss that "I'm sure I've left something I need behind" feeling shit goodbye.

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  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 20 Sep 2012 22:29:09 16,905 posts
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    Rape alarm jammer

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  • DaM 20 Sep 2012 23:33:22 13,785 posts
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    Those squidgy ear buds. I normally take a mini-hdd with all my photos/videos, in case some bastard robs my house.

    /paranoid
  • Carlo 20 Sep 2012 23:40:14 18,331 posts
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    Travel plug

    PSN ID: Djini
    Nintendo ID: 3454-3147-0073

  • Fixxxer 20 Sep 2012 23:41:59 1,306 posts
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    EHIC card.
  • Dirtbox 20 Sep 2012 23:43:17 80,402 posts
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    DaM wrote:
    I normally take a mini-hdd with all my photos/videos, in case some bastard robs my house.
    Why don't you just use some sort of online storage?

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  • SYS64738 20 Sep 2012 23:45:29 1,790 posts
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    As long as you don't forget Passport/ID and wallet most stuff can be bought at your destination.

    Although forgetting a phone charging cable for an old model can be a right pain.

    Edited by SYS64738 at 23:57:03 20-09-2012

    PSN: SYS64738_UK

  • DaM 20 Sep 2012 23:52:25 13,785 posts
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    @Dirtbox Multiple redundancy :)
  • MightyMouse 21 Sep 2012 00:37:35 1,150 posts
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    Kindle.
  • ED209 21 Sep 2012 09:08:08 505 posts
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    Waste of time Travel Protips. In most countries they don't accept them, and in the ones that do the girls charge extra.

    Samantha Janus?

  • smoothpete 21 Sep 2012 09:18:07 32,062 posts
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    Whenever we go somewhere hot, I always pack loads of clothes but then end up wearing the same shorts, flip flops, and a few t shirts for the entire time. Pro Tip - travel light.
  • sport 21 Sep 2012 09:24:21 12,909 posts
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    You wanna know the secret to surviving air travel? After you get where you're going, take off your shoes and your socks then walk around on the rug bare foot and make fists with your toes. I know, I know, it sounds crazy. Trust me, I've been doing it for nine years. Yes sir, better than a shower and a hot cup of coffee.
  • nickthegun 21 Sep 2012 09:30:28 62,557 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Whenever we go somewhere hot, I always pack loads of clothes but then end up wearing the same shorts, flip flops, and a few t shirts for the entire time. Pro Tip - travel light.
    Ive done *exactly* the same. The last few times ive been away, ive taken enough socks and grundys to wear for the duration and as few other clothes as I can get away with.

    I just got sick of filling a case with clothes for every occasion and only wearing one outfit for the week. If you need anything, buy it there.

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  • ED209 21 Sep 2012 09:38:07 505 posts
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    @nickthegun Well I just smear faeces and mucus over my body and then stand in the sun until it bakes into a solid green/brown bodysuit. Don't even bother with a case.

    Samantha Janus?

  • nickthegun 21 Sep 2012 09:50:35 62,557 posts
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    Glastonbury doesnt really count as 'travel'

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  • mrpon 21 Sep 2012 20:48:05 30,060 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    Travel plug
    https://www.themu.co.uk/

    Give me $10 I'm worth it.

  • Khanivor 21 Sep 2012 21:02:48 41,576 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Whenever we go somewhere hot, I always pack loads of clothes but then end up wearing the same shorts, flip flops, and a few t shirts for the entire time. Pro Tip - travel light.
    I don't think I've ever ended a stay somewhere and thought to myself, "I wish I had packed even more clothes". As long as you have clean underwear everything else is fashion.
  • Load_2.0 21 Sep 2012 21:05:45 20,287 posts
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    Wet wipes.

    Spilt something? Hands covered in deep fried insect grease? Dodgy Bird shat on you? Need to clean a surface? Sweaty nuts?

    Basically useful if you are stuck in the wilderness or have killed someone. An item I have never remembered to take with me but have on occasion wished I had.
  • Syrette 21 Sep 2012 21:21:49 44,877 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Dodgy Bird shat on you?
    You a scat man?

  • chopsen 21 Sep 2012 21:26:54 16,599 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Whenever we go somewhere hot, I always pack loads of clothes but then end up wearing the same shorts, flip flops, and a few t shirts for the entire time. Pro Tip - travel light.
    Yeah same here. I travel hand-luggage only Confuses the fuck out of people when I arrive at some resort or something for a week and they offer to help me and I've already got it on my shoulder. I mean really, how much stuff do you use in a week anyway? Hot places mean you need less, not more. Plus you get out of the air-port, in a car, and on the way to wherever you're going in silly time. Even the wife does it and she's got make-up and stuff. Suitcases? Pah!
  • Pinky_Floyd 21 Sep 2012 21:28:23 9,229 posts
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    Pile cream. 
  • Load_2.0 21 Sep 2012 21:31:29 20,287 posts
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    Yep, unless I need a suit it's hand luggage no matter where I go. You can always get laundry done.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 21 Sep 2012 21:31:55 16,905 posts
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    Chopsen wonders why nobody ever sits next to him on the plane home

    AVOID

  • chopsen 21 Sep 2012 21:40:16 16,599 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Yep, unless I need a suit it's hand luggage no matter where I go. You can always get laundry done.
    Exactly. I've even taken a suit before when I went to a wedding and just ironed the fucker, though in retrospect that was pushing things a bit. Pulled it off though. If you roll your clothes there's fewer creases and it makes it more easier to pack.
  • mrpon 21 Sep 2012 21:44:28 30,060 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Chopsen wonders why nobody ever sits next to him on the plane home
    Forget about the smell, it's the mankini putting me off!

    Give me $10 I'm worth it.

  • Carlo 21 Sep 2012 21:46:27 18,331 posts
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    Mobile phone, charger and travel plug, passport, and money (be that cash or cards).

    A good book or your kindle. I also pack my Nexus 7 and all 3 bits of tech use the same plug.

    Something to wear.

    Toiletries (toothbrush, paste, deodorant, shaving kit). I have a small bag and drop everything I use in the morning getting ready on the day I travel into it. Its a fail proof system thats never failed me.

    Optionally my golf bag has its own packing list but you don't want to know that.

    PSN ID: Djini
    Nintendo ID: 3454-3147-0073

  • chopsen 21 Sep 2012 21:48:18 16,599 posts
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    But you said it flattered my figure! :(
  • oceanmotion 21 Sep 2012 21:50:36 16,284 posts
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    Cut your nails before you go. Always bothers me when I suddenly become aware that my nails are too long. Don't bite my nails.
  • mrpon 21 Sep 2012 21:55:52 30,060 posts
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    I have one of those credit card sized multi tool thingies comprising mini scissors, tweezers, pin etc..

    Give me $10 I'm worth it.

  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 21 Sep 2012 22:00:33 16,905 posts
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    mrpon on the way to Torremolinos, yesterday

    AVOID

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