Things to Take with You on An Adventure
Taking some time out of your everyday life to go on an adventure somewhere can be hard to do, especially if you are busy and have commitments. Making the decision the to it is the easy part, where you’ll go and what you’ll take however might need a little more thought. There are some suggestions below that will help, you should find them useful wherever you go;
- Spur of the moment?Leave your plastic at home
Before you leave, it would be a good idea to remove any cards that you won’t need from your wallet or purse, take photos of all the important things like debit, credit cards and ID cards that might be important to use for booking in somewhere if you decide on the spare of the moment that you want to stay a night or two where ever you find yourself going. Leave your wallet or purse, including the plastic at home if you can, put all of your copies into your adventure dry bag to keep them safe, as long as you have your phone with a bank app and enough cash for food and drink then you should be fine.
- Make a checklist.
A few days before your trip, make a list on paper or on your phone. Make a list of both necessary and obscure items, such as a passport, maps, sunglasses, a hat, lip balm, a water bottle, books, things like your CBD oil, if you use it. Keep the running list close at hand and add to it as new ideas arise. You’ll be ahead of the game if you save it to your phone (or write it down) for your next trip. Be careful not to go overboard though, it can be easy to get carried away.
- Going on a plane?
You’ll want to make copies of all important documents for your trip, such as hotel reservations, rental car information, directions, and any contact information in case your phone dies and you need proof of registration, need to get hold of the hotel might be staying at or show a taxi driver where you need to get to. (Do not rely solely on digital copies made on a phone.) Make a photocopy of your passport and keep it in a different part of your luggage than your original; this way, at least you’ll have a backup in case something goes wrong.
- Clothes that can be multi-functional
Take clothes that will be suitable for the occasion but can serve multiple functions, for example, if you are going on a trek out into the wilderness check the weather so that you can get a rough idea of what you’ll need. You can get some really interesting clothing these days that are breathable so your body doesn’t get all hot and sweaty yet has enough protection to keep you warm if it gets cold as well as offering added protection against insects and scratches from things like thorns.
Advice for anywhere
If you are going on an adventure, remember, safety first and to only take the essentials. Over packing can be an easy thing to do but, most people regret it and think why on earth did I bring this with me!?