BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Emergency items in your luggage......just in case

what do you carry  " just in case " ?

 

I mentioned once before an emergency tooth repair kit .  But I was going through my bag and I found a couple of other items.  WoundSeal powder.   Stops bleeding instantly.         BuzzAway extreme, deet free insect repellent wipes.        Plastic wedges, because many of those MDR tables wobble a bit.          Sample or trial size spf moisturizers.  You may be outside longer than expected.         Hand sanitizer ( washy washy ).        Some sneaky cash, hidden in a pill vial or something.         A few feet of duct tape, wrapped around an old plastic card.        A couple of zipper pulls made out of paracord.  2-3 feet each.   These have come in handy, and are easy to make. ( see photo ).           I'm sure there are others.   Feel free to add them.

 

 

 

 

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Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Are you planning to be left on a small desert island in the South Pacific?Wink

I've followed some of these ideas a few times and some of the stuff people take with them is wild. Meanwhile no one lets me take my Swiss army knife or mi Crocodile Dundee tooth pick.

I wonder why?Big Smile

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Add cable ties and you could pass as a serial killer.

Seriously...  most of those items are in our kit.  Bandaids and antibiotic ointment, decongestant tabs, extra pair of prescription eye glasses because if my primary pair broke it would be an emergency (I'm just barely above legally blind without corrective lenses).

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

 

 

Actually, I do carry some tie wraps ( plastic cable ties, small ones ).  But that's habit from being an electrician.  

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

SAK story :    We were heading to Atlanta to visit family.  I had just purchased a new SAK, but with black bolsters instead of traditional red.  We left out of Westchester County airport.  The knife was in carry on, nothing was said.  Fine.   We spend the week in Atlanta, and we are dropped off at the airport. The knife is in carry on since we have no checked luggage.  At the scanner, I get pulled aside to open my case.   They remove the nice shiny new knife, and tell me it's too large, and that I can pick it up when we come back.  I said were heading home, and that no one in NY flagged it.    They never opened it, never measured the blade, they just took it.     Personally, to this day, I think the TSA agent saw an opportunity to get a brand new SAK for free.   This suspicion is confirmed watching TSA vids on YouTube.     

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Not surprising. I had a Leatherman taken once and it was supposed to be mailed to me... Never got it.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

 

Good to know.  I just bought a new SAK MT.  I'd hate to have it taken away.

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

I always make a mini med kit to take with us. But I always make sure have portable chargers for cell phones too. 

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I also take wipes to clean sunglasses and prescription glasses, a small first aid kit, a sewing kit and scotch tape.  After hearing about electrical outages on ships, I now always include a small flashlight. 

 

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Nobody mentioned Peto-bismol ????   don't leave home with out it.

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