Backpacking is about travel around places on a budget that does not allow for many frills. In a true sense, it saves money, is more fun and helps one grown. Besides one’s backpack, there is also a daypack that one should keep which they travel short distances with. Here are 10 must-haves in a daypack.
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1. Toilet roll
This is one thing that serves multiple purposes – helps wipe face and hands, is handy when answering nature’s call, can be used to wipe seats, stop leaks and spills from causing more damage, etc.
2. Sanitizer in your daypack
Cleaning hands becomes an issue especially when there is no water available while travelling or when the water is sub-zero temperature. A sanitizer comes handy at such times and is very useful.
3. Power Bank
Mobile phones, laptop, music player, the camera being drained of charge is a major problem while travelling. Thankfully power banks solve these issues and need to be kept fully charged.
4. ID card
Identity cards are very vital while travelling as they help especially when one is seeking access to various tourist places. It also helps in showing that you are a citizen of the country, your age and the place you hail from which are sometimes needed for security in places like Himachal and Jammu-Kashmir which are near the borders.
These are very handy especially as they prevent the sun’s rays from being too harsh. One can also wear them and catch some good sleep. They are also useful to stop smoke, etc from entering the eyes. Caps and umbrellas help to shield from the forces of nature.
Body odour and sweat are a problem especially when one is physically exerting. Be sure to carry perfume or deodorant so that you can be fresh and sweet-smelling.
Another must carry is sunscreen as the sun’s rays are harsh and can do a lot of damage to the skin. Make sure to check the SPF and buy as per the area you are in.
8. Water bottle
Hydration is always an important part of travel and carrying a water bottle is always important. An empty bottle is always a good option as you can fill it at a water source for free rather than pay huge amounts for drinking water. Remember that if the water if good for the locals, it will work for you too.
Making sure that band-aids, pain relief creams or sprays, cotton, essential medicines that will help with aches, pains and upset stomachs. Basic first aid is a must-have, especially while travelling.
10. Extra clothes
Any kind of mishap may happen which could lead to clothes getting soiled, stained or dirty. Carrying an extra pair is always advisable as one can change into it.
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