Incidentals

01. ZIPLOC BAGS

Can't have too many! Use various sizes as a laundry bag, wet clothes bag, muddy shoe bag, beach bag, snack bag, trash bag.

 

02. ALARM CLOCK

Freestanding or your phone/tablet.

 

03. FLASHLIGHT

Freestanding or the flashlight app on your phone.

 

04. SINK STOPPER

Putting in contacts? Washing clothes? A sink stopper is worthy.

Here's a hack: Water added to a small balloon works well.

 

06. TOILET ROLL

Partial roll. Take out the center cardboard tube and squash the roll flat for packing. Take off a few segments each day in your purse. Even the best places run out of TP once in a while. And you may not have the correct small coins to buy it in some foreign countryside.

 

07. HAND SANITIZERS

 

08. SHOWER CAPS or SHOE BAGS

Keep shoes away from clean clothing.

 

10. FABRIC SOFTENER SHEETS for shoes and suitcase deodorants.

 

11. PEE IN THE WOODS

GoGirl. Not kidding! if you might be forced to use squat toilets and your knees just won't! 

 

12. SUNSCREENS

Not all sunscreens live up to their advertised SPF numbers. Search out your best bet at the   "Consumer Reports' Best Cheap Sunscreens" 

 

13. BUG REPELLENTS

Consumer Reports' "Insect Repellent Buying Guide"

 

14. Snacks

 

15. LIP BALM

Consumer Reports' "Find the Best Lip Balm With SPF"

 

16. SMALL UMBRELLA

For rain, snow or broiling sun

 

17. JOURNAL / DIARY & PEN

 

18. IPAD / TABLET

 

19. SMARTPHONE

 

20. KLEENEX

 

21. TIDE TO GO STICK