Essential Things To Carry When You Travelling To Remote Places
Posted On July 30, 2020
The word “traveling” at this point sounds so soothing to anyone’s ears. Staying home locked up is one of the toughest things but is also the best and safe option right now considering how events are turning out. Travel is almost banned or is halted in many places. But that is not going to keep travel lovers from exploring new places. What stopped international travel?
We have so many beautiful places right next to us that we often forget to explore. No matter what country you are in, there are always unexplored beauties in those places that wait to be unraveled. Travel to remote places locally can be challenging but not so if you are geared up for it. Today we will see the basic essentials that you will require when you travel to remote places.
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Packing Is Fun
Who says packing is tiring. Packing is one of the most fun things to do when you are all set to travel. There is this vibe you get when you start packing. It is like the pre-travel excitement. Also, packing essentials will help you develop the habit of minimalistic living. You will learn to pick essentials and the necessities alone and will manage to live with it. Packing only what is required is one of the important tips on traveling to remote places. Unlike cities or urban areas, remote places lack a lot of things especially, the basic necessities. Let us now jot down the list of things to carry while traveling to remote places.
Things To Carry While Travelling To Remote Places
It is good to be sure to be excited about making a new travel plan. But remember, at all costs safety is the most important thing and comes first. Also with the “new normal” around there are a few things that should go for sure into your travelbag. You can use the below travel checklist to stay on top whenever you travel.
The foremost thing that should go in your bag as the first thing is a travel itinerary. You need to have a clear idea of what you want to do on your trip. There are high chances that you might end up doing nothing if you do not decide in advance as to what to be done or where to go. So, solo travel or family travel, sit down and jot down a clear plan about your trip.
2. Travel guide or a map
It is important to carry a travel guide or map either digital or paper. It is necessary to have it to make sure you don’t wander around or miss your route. A travel guide is a must when you travel to remote places.
3. Essential IDs
No matter where you are going to travel, this is one the “must things” to drop in your travel bag. An identification card is important and a prerequisite for any travel journeys.
Here comes the most favorite part that has a couple of things that we cannot travel without. And it’s by habit that we pack these for sure when we set foot outside. Loaded power banks, charger, multi-pin, headphones, camera, laptop, or tabs, multi-charging wires are some of the most essential electronics that you will have to carry while you travel to remote places.
5. Empty paper bags and cloth bags
When you travel you are most likely to fall sick due to bad food and this might often lead to medical emergencies like stomach upset. And so it is good to carry a couple of paper pouches for ‘just in case’ situations. Also, you definitely tend to do some shopping when you travel. Probably to take some souvenir in memory of the trip or so? In such cases, a cloth bag can come in handy to stuff that extra luggage on your way back.
6. Pocket tool kit
A pocket tool kit can help you fix things at times of need. It’s easy to find a pocket tool kit that has screwdrivers ranging from a small size to a medium and then a big one. You never know what might come to help. Also having such sharp tools can help you open items like tin cans or metal cans.
7. Pocket sewing kit
The best tip on traveling to a remote place is carrying a sewing kit. Hold on before you jump to conclusions. Besides sewing clothes, it comes handy to fix those cut bag straps and tiny holes in the tent.
8. Plastic bags/ Zip locks
Too much plastic is not good but it is okay to use it wisely. Carry a few zip-lock bags or plastic covers to help you in the journey instead of borrowing it from new places. Also, make sure to not litter them because most of the remote places are untouched and beautiful and we do not want to create a mess while we are enjoying nature.
9. Candles and matches
One essential thing that you have to carry while on travel is matches and candles. Especially when you are exploring some remote places, you need to have some back-up to give out light. Using a phone torch is not a great idea unless necessary as it will durian out your phone life.
Respecting the recent events and getting accustomed to the new normal, it is basic that one carries a hand sanitizer along with them. Use it frequently to keep yourself safe. A mask would also do a handy job. Apart from these two, the other essential toiletries would be a soap bar and shampoo bar, toothpaste and brush, tissue papers and feminine hygiene products if a lady is on the trip.
11. Body cream/cold cream or repellent
Cold places are great spots to travel and we would all love to sit cosy in the balcony or under the woods on a cold evening. But remember, it comes with a price. Outdoor travel can seldom cause some skin irritation and for this, you will need some cold cream. It will also keep those chapped and cracked skin lines away. Also, carry a repellent for you will encounter many bugs and mosquitoes.
12. Enough spare clothes
Well, travelling minimally doesn’t mean you should not have enough clothes. Check out for various packing hacks on the internet that will help you fit clothes without any trouble in that backpack of yours. Always carry extras and spare clothes for you never know how things might turn out.
Another essential item to carry when you travel to remote places is a battery torch. Charge the batteries completely and keep an extra pair. A strong torch can help you greatly when you are on the go.
14. Collapsable tent
What if you end up finding no motel to stay? Isn’t it a little scary to imagine? Worry not, before you initiate your trip, go for a small shopping spree and get one nice cozy collapsable tent for yourself. You can also check online for these and they come at a good price. The best thing about this is that you don’t have to worry about your stay. Just put it up under a nice tree and enjoy the natural breeze.
15. Long-lasting snack
What is better than stuffing some crunchies and munchies for the travel? Pack some long-lasting snacks to help you beat hunger while you hunt for a good restaurant. This should also include some peppermints and gums to keep nausea away while on travel.
16. Season wear
If you are going to a wet place then make sure you have enough protection. This will include a raincoat or thermal wear if you are targeting a snowy region. On the contrary, carry some sunglasses and summer clothing if you are going to a dry place.
17. Ropes/ tools
Some frequently required travel accessories are ropes and weightless handy tools. These will help you set up your tent or help in changing the flat tire.
18. First Aid kit
Last but not least, carry a first-aid kit. Make sure you pack it correctly. An ideal kit should contain items like antiseptic, cotton, band-aid, plasters, band-aid cloth, stretch band, medicines (basic ailments).
Traveling locally is a great idea and promotes business and travel for that place. With the new restrictions that we have around, we often get discouraged to travel. But the spirit of traveling lies in the positivity you have. Gear up, step up to be safe and pack your bags. Travel within your state regulations and keep everyone else safe.
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Gulshan Bafna is one of the luxury travelers in India. He, along with his wife, has traveled to many exotic places that one could dream. With their travel journey, they bring us the best face of those places. He compiles all of his travel journeys to give the taste of traveling to his readers. In his writing, he jots down the best things to do in all those places that he has visited. Reading these would help one know better about the place. He is also a seeker who loves exploring and discovering new places and share his experiences with everyone.