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27 Items Every Prepper Should Carry While Traveling (that the TSA won't take)

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posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 09:54 AM

1. A wise traveler not only carries a passport, but also a photocopy of the passport and well as a scanned version on a laptop, CD, or flash drive.
2. Your healthcare insurance or Medicare card.
3. Your driver’s license, proof of insurance and the 24 hour claims number for your insurance company.
4. Two credits cards (in case one gets lost or is stolen) along with the customer service numbers for the credit card companies written down and stored someplace other than your wallet.
5. A list of emergency contacts, include telephone numbers and email addresses.
6. A prepaid long distance card for making calls when there is no cell phone service or when the calls will be too expensive due to roaming charges.
7. A few blank checks plus some funds in the local currency (if you are traveling out of the country).
8. Prescription medications sorted into daily packets with at least 3 days over and above the number of days you plan to be gone.
9. An emergency first aid kit including bandages, pain medication, instant hot packs, antibiotics, antibiotic ointment, an anti-diarrheal and anything else that you commonly use.
10. Insect repellent and sunscreen.
11. Protein or snack bars.
12. Travel tissues and a travel sized roll of TP (you would be surprised at how often this “essential” will come in handy.)
13. Hand sanitizer plus sanitizer wipes.
14. A mini, LED flashlight and possibly an LED headlamp as well.
15. Pocket knife or Swiss Army style knife. (who knows if this makes it)
16. Chemical light sticks.
17. An emergency whistle.
18. Paracord – in bracelet, keychain or lanyard form for portability.
19. Water purification tabs for ensuring safe, drinkable water if supplies at your destination are compromised.
20. A small roll of duct tape and some tie wraps (also called cable wraps).
21. Mylar emergency blankets.
22. A pocket poncho for every member of your group.
23. Two-way radios that include a NOAA weather scan and emergency alert.
24. Batteries (or rechargeables plus a battery charger).
25. Your cell phone charger or a USB cable to use as a charging cable.
26. Key passwords to access email accounts and online financial data.
27. Pre-printed labels with you home address, home number, and email address. Include one or more of these labels in each checked bag.

I know what you're thinking, you already pack most of this, but I thought a ready to go list might be really useful to have around. I know how easy it is to forget the simple things sometimes.

posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 10:01 AM
The knife, hand sanitizers, sunscreen/lotions, and two way radios are all important, but for some reason I feel TSA would suspect you of being a terrorist with those.

posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 10:06 AM
reply to post by winterkill

Why not just take a fully loaded bus while you are at it!...It seems like money and space are not issues,so just go for it..

posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 10:17 AM
You should be able to get most of this in a carry on. Unless you have MUCH bigger sized stuff LOL

posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 02:03 PM
reply to post by winterkill

The sink. You definitely forgot the kitchen sink.

Anyways i thought most women's handbags had nearly all of this stuff!

posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 04:04 PM
About the medications; it might not necessarily be such a good idea to separate them into little containers. Unmarked little pills can sometimes get inspectors upset because they do not know what they are. It might work better to have your doctor give you a prescription for just enough to get you through your trip so you can carry it in a smaller container that has your prescription information on the container so there is not a question as to what is in the container. You can always separate the pills into smaller daily containers later after you arrive at your destination.

posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 04:09 PM
28. Bubblegum!

For a field expedient to plug a hole in a tire.

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