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In my round-the-world travel bag

Andrew Todd
The list author says: "I've spent the last few years backpacking around the world, everywhere from the Sahara to the rain forest, and places in between. Here's a good idea of what goes into my backpack before I leave on a trip to keep me safe, clean, and comfortable."
Revere McMurdo FastFind 10-91-001-210A Model 210 Personal Locator Beacon
Revere McMurdo FastFind 10-91-001-210A Model 210 Personal Locator Beacon
"If you're planning on spending time in the wilderness, carrying an emergency personal locator beacon, or PLB, is an excellent idea. These operate on a global satellite network maintained by the United States government, and can find you when no other method could. This particular model is lightweight and inexpensive; it's been in my pack everywhere I go."
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
"An inspirational book to read before you set off on your journey."
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)
"Whether you're traveling solo, like I do, or with a group, you're going to need a reliable traveling companion. Feynman's my favorite so far."
Nokia N8 Unlocked GSM Touchscreen Phone Featuring GPS with Voice Navigation and 12 MP Camera (Gray)
Nokia N8 Unlocked GSM Touchscreen Phone Featuring GPS with Voice Navigation and 12 MP Camera (Gray)
"Outside the US, it's usually easy and cheap to get a local cell phone number, if you have an unlocked GSM phone. The Nokia N8 is about the most versatile phone out there. You can also save a lot of space by leaving the camera at home, and carrying a good-quality cameraphone like this one. The most memorable pictures from my trip were taken on my Nokia N82."
Manhattan Portage Large DJ Computer Bag
Manhattan Portage Large DJ Computer Bag
"You'll want a day bag for your excursions from home base. This bag is extremely durable, simple, and packable. I've also run it through the washing machine many times. It'll fit in, whether you're in the city or the backcountry."
Tilley Endurables T4 Cotton Duck Hat
Tilley Endurables T4 Cotton Duck Hat
"A good hat is extremely versatile, and Tilley makes the best. This one shielded me from sun on tropical beaches in Thailand, and driving rain at the top of Mount Fuji in Japan."
Tilley Unisex TA801 Walking Socks
Tilley Unisex TA801 Walking Socks
"Comfortable, durable, quick to wash and dry. The only socks I carry."
Princeton Tec Impulse Multi Purpose LED Light
Princeton Tec Impulse Multi Purpose LED Light
"A small, reliable flashlight like this one is an essential part of your keychain. The world doesn't always have night lights!"
Princeton Tec Quad Headlamp (Black/grey)
Princeton Tec Quad Headlamp (Black/grey)
"Headlamps are even more useful than flashlights; otherwise, you often find yourself wishing for a third hand! This particular model is bright and long-lasting. It led me up Mount Fuji and through the Malaysian rainforest, and can double as a bike light if you get creative."
Pocket Notebook, Universal, 3-1/2 x 5In.
Pocket Notebook, Universal, 3-1/2 x 5In.
"No matter how much technology you have, sometimes the best way to remember something is to write it down. These notebooks are incredibly tough, not to mention waterproof, and they fit comfortably in a back pocket. I used to use a Moleskine, until I got caught out in a downpour one day. Learned my lesson on that one."
All Weather Travel Journal By Rite in the Rain
All Weather Travel Journal By Rite in the Rain
"Likewise, your travel journal should be able to withstand a lot of abuse, and this one did the job for me. One of these journals lasts me about six months."
Fisher 400B Space Bullet Space Pen - Matte Black
Fisher 400B Space Bullet Space Pen - Matte Black
"You'll need a good pen that can work with your waterproof paper, and this is the best. An added advantage of the "bullet" model is that it fits easily into the change pocket of my wallet."
Brunton Classic Compass(9020G)
Brunton Classic Compass(9020G)
"You'd be surprised at how often you lose your sense of direction while out and about, especially in large, unfamiliar cities. This Brunton compass went around the world with me, and set me right on many occasions."
SLIP-N-SNIP Folding Scissors
SLIP-N-SNIP Folding Scissors
"These are better made than the Coghlan folding scissors. Plus, the TSA allows folding scissors in carry-on luggage."
Swiss+Tech ST66676 Utili-Key 6-in-1 Key Ring Multi-Function Tool
Swiss+Tech ST66676 Utili-Key 6-in-1 Key Ring Multi-Function Tool
"I can't count how many times I've used the screwdriver and bottle opener on this. It's smaller than a house key."
3M Scotch Transparent Duct Tape, 1.88-Inch by 20-Yard (2120-A)
3M Scotch Transparent Duct Tape, 1.88-Inch by 20-Yard (2120-A)
"Duct tape has a lot of uses for travelers, and this particular kind from Scotch is by far the best I've carried. Make sure to keep it in a Ziploc bag when not in use to keep it from sticking to everything else in your bag!"
Pelican 1010 Micro Case, Yellow with Clear Lid
Pelican 1010 Micro Case, Yellow with Clear Lid
"I keep my emergency beacon safely stashed away in one of these cases, along with some other emergency supplies. They're also very useful for cell phones, cameras, music players, etc."
QuikClot Sport, Advanced Clotting Sponge 25G
QuikClot Sport, Advanced Clotting Sponge 25G
"Another good addition to your medical kit. Remember, it might take you a long time to get to a safe hospital!"
Outdoor Products 3-Pack Ultimate Dry Sack
Outdoor Products 3-Pack Ultimate Dry Sack
"Reusable dry sacks like these are excellent for organizing your stuff, especially small items like your first-aid kit or electronics chargers."
Going In Style Travel Laundry Clothesline Kit Model GIS-C101
Going In Style Travel Laundry Clothesline Kit Model GIS-C101
"This is the best-designed travel clothesline that I have seen. You will end up needing to dry clothes on your trip, and this is a lot easier to use than your paracord!"
Clif Bar Energy Bar, Variety Pack of Chocolate Chip, Crunchy Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch, 2.4-Ounce Bars, Pack of 24
Clif Bar Energy Bar, Variety Pack of Chocolate Chip, Crunchy Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch, 2.4-Ounce Bars, Pack of 24
"Find a good energy bar that you like, and keep half a dozen around for those moments when you can't find a meal locally. These have made up for dinner, on occasion."
MSR Packtowl Original
MSR Packtowl Original
"Unlike the Packtowl Personal and Packtowl Ultralight, this is NOT a microfiber towel. It's much better than microfiber at both absorbing and wringing out. Well worth the extra money."
ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go Boxer
ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go Boxer
"These boxers are designed for frequent hand-washing and line-drying. I spent weeks in the UK with only two pairs of these."
Ultimate Survival Technologies StarFlash Floating Signal Mirror, 2x3
Ultimate Survival Technologies StarFlash Floating Signal Mirror, 2x3
"You should keep one of these alongside your high-tech PLB."
Granite Gear Unisex Round Rock Solid Compressor
Granite Gear Unisex Round Rock Solid Compressor
"These compression sacks aren't just for sleeping bags -- you can save a lot of space by putting bulky clothing in them."
Sea to Summit SN240 Ultra-Light Siliconized Cordura Pack Cover
Sea to Summit SN240 Ultra-Light Siliconized Cordura Pack Cover
"Incredibly lightweight, durable, and waterproof, you will regret not having one of these on hand for your backpack."
Coghlan's Commando Saw from Rescue Essentials
Coghlan's Commando Saw from Rescue Essentials
"This little wire saw is very easy to pack, and could come in handy even in non-emergency situations."
Ultimate Survival Technologies JetScream Floating Whistle, Orange
Ultimate Survival Technologies JetScream Floating Whistle, Orange
"Along with a PLB and a mirror, this is an important signaling tool."
Emergency Reflective Blanket, Emergency Zone Brand, 1, 5 and 10 Packs Available (1 Pack)
Emergency Reflective Blanket, Emergency Zone Brand, 1, 5 and 10 Packs Available (1 Pack)
"Thankfully, I haven't ever had to use one of these."
3M Scotch #35 Electrical Tape, White, .75-Inch by 66-Foot by .007-Inch
3M Scotch #35 Electrical Tape, White, .75-Inch by 66-Foot by .007-Inch
"This stuff is something my dad introduced me to. This white electrical tape is of higher quality than most standard electrical tape, and won't leave behind marks when you remove it. It's a good complement to your roll of duct tape for certain types of repairs or improvisations."
3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion, 2-Ounce
3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion, 2-Ounce
"Good quality DEET-based insect repellent is surprisingly hard to find outside of the United States. Just be careful how you store it, as this stuff can melt through plastic bags."
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