If you’re planning an international trip, especially to a destination that’s not a developed country, keeping a travel emergency kit can be a lifesaver.
The first item you should have in your emergency kit? Cash.
You don’t need much, but some ones and a twenty can be crucial in an emergency, like if the power goes out and ATMs shut down.
Pack a little bit of duct tape, i.e., a foot-long piece. If your luggage handle breaks, it’ll do the trick.
Also, some people bring along a rubber doorstop.
That way, you’ll have peace of mind that even if the locks on your hotel room doors don’t work, your doorstop will.
Bring a list of your prescription meds, along with their generic names.
And if you’re traveling with medicine, bring enough to last you for four extra days.
Take along a small portable radio. This will come in handy in times of disaster, as it works almost everywhere around the world.
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