Travel stuff I like that can withstand abuse and long trips

A Listmania! list by Nick "whereishawkins" (Chicago)
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The list author says: "I'm like you - I read the lists and buy products that look cool but turn out to be crap. Here's my list of items that survived many international travels and are worth their weight in gold.

(updated April 2011)"
Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD
1.  Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD by Canon
The list author says:
  "I absolutely adore this camera. The fast f/2 lens makes low-light shooting a breeze. Plus for those insist on shooting in RAW and being anal about how you handle your photos, this is one of the few point/shoot cameras that support it."
Used & New from: $125.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (655 customer reviews)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD - Black
2.  Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD - Black by Panasonic
The list author says:
  "The "travel zoom" cameras are impressive and keep getting better by the day. The major selling point for this camera is that it has a GPS included, so when you press the shutter, it records the location. Why? Ever go on a day trip and zoom by things and forget where you were? I have - but not any longer."
Used & New from: $160.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (670 customer reviews)

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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215N-PU17-SL 12.1-Inch Netbook (Silver)
3.  ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215N-PU17-SL 12.1-Inch Netbook (Silver) by Asus
The list author says:
  "I decided to upgrade my 10" netbook to 12" for the bigger keyboard and larger screen real estate. Watch movies, edit photos and keep in touch with friends and family while on the road. I've used this to upload photos to Facebook, used Skype to call home and keep in touch with the world when I'm on the other side of it."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

Sandisk Ultra SDHC 4 GB Class 4 Flash Memory Card (SDSDH-4096)
4.  Sandisk Ultra SDHC 4 GB Class 4 Flash Memory Card (SDSDH-4096) by SanDisk
The list author says:
  "Sandisk has been one of the consistent companies out there that makes excellent camera memory. It's cheap enough to stock up on. Honestly, you can never have too many of these."
$7.83   Used & New from: $1.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

ExOfficio Men's GiveNGo Boxer Brief
5.  ExOfficio Men's GiveNGo Boxer Brief by ExOfficio
The list author says:
  "Why bring cotton? You can wear these, sweat like crazy, wash in a sink and hang dry overnight. I used to laugh at these when I first started traveling - but they're amazing."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,929 customer reviews)

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Wigwam Unisex Men's/Women's Merino Wool Comfort Hiker Crew Length Sock
6.  Wigwam Unisex Men's/Women's Merino Wool Comfort Hiker Crew Length Sock by Wigwam
The list author says:
  "Wigwam socks have kept my feet cool in Africa, hot in Siberia and dry in Chicago. Bring a few pairs, hand wash, dry overnight."
$8.40 - $31.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)

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MSR Packtowl Personal
7.  MSR Packtowl Personal by MSR
The list author says:
  "If you're hosteling or even stuck at a low end hotel, you'll need a towel. These towels quick dry so you'll never have to dry yourself with a smelly wet towel."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Moleskine Classic Notebook, Pocket, Ruled, Black, Hard Cover (3.5 x 5.5)
8.  Moleskine Classic Notebook, Pocket, Ruled, Black, Hard Cover (3.5 x 5.5) by Moleskine
The list author says:
  "Every good journey should be documented. It's amazing how much we forget, and how we can relive our journeys with mere words."
$9.06   Used & New from: $5.04
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Fisher Space Bullet Space Pen - Matte Black, Gift Boxed (400B)
9.  Fisher Space Bullet Space Pen - Matte Black, Gift Boxed (400B) by Fisher Space Pen
The list author says:
  "From postcards to notes, this pen has been everywhere with me and hasn't let me down yet."
$17.16   Used & New from: $14.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews)

Duct Tape 2 x 50-inch Rolls by Adventure Medical Kits
10.  Duct Tape 2 x 50-inch Rolls by Adventure Medical Kits by Adventure Medical Kits
The list author says:
  "Instead of buying these, take a old ball point pen (or stolen hotel pen) and wrap duct tape around them. It comes in handy, but why spend $7 on these when you can buy a real roll for $4?"
$5.95   Used & New from: $3.25
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display
11.  Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display by Amazon
The list author says:
  "The Kindle is self-explanatory. I use the 3G functionality to buy books while abroad and use the Experimental Browser for checking email (ssssh!!!) when I can't find a WiFi hotspot. Plus I love it. I've been reading so much more since I got my Kindle. And it keeps the weight of your bag down."
Used & New from: $59.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41,763 customer reviews)

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Apple iPod touch 32GB Black (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
12.  Apple iPod touch 32GB Black (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Apple
The list author says:
  "The iPod isn't just a media player, the apps are what makes the device that much more powerful, from Skype to language translators/guides to games to websurfing/email, it keeps me happy and busy while traveling."
$234.99   Used & New from: $96.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,125 customer reviews)

Kensington Travel Plug Adapter with USB Charger (33346)
13.  Kensington Travel Plug Adapter with USB Charger (33346) by Kensington
The list author says:
  "Don't rely on the hotel/hostel - get a plug adapter to charge your gear at night."
$21.52   Used & New from: $12.79
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Handheld GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
14.  Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Handheld GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Garmin
The list author says:
  "IMO, the best GPS money can buy. I've dropped this in water, kicked it down streets and beaten it severely, and it still works flawlessly. Plus it uses AA batteries, so bring spares."
$619.00   Used & New from: $239.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (712 customer reviews)

Pacsafe Pouch, 100 Anti-Theft Neck Pouch
15.  Pacsafe Pouch, 100 Anti-Theft Neck Pouch by Pacsafe
The list author says:
  "Keep your passport, money and other stuff in a secure pouch. But don't wear it around your neck - I'm a big guy and I wore it around my waist under my pants - so there's enough length on the cord to put it anywhere."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Imodium A-D Anti-Diarrhea, 72-Count Caplets
16.  Imodium A-D Anti-Diarrhea, 72-Count Caplets by Imodium
The list author says:
  "Between this and Pepto Bismol chewables, you should be all set for most common travel related distress from both ends (get it? Both ends? I crack myself up sometimes...)"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Gerber 22-80016 Recon White, Red, Blue, and Green LED Flashlight, Black
17.  Gerber 22-80016 Recon White, Red, Blue, and Green LED Flashlight, Black by Gerber Blades
The list author says:
  "Flashlights always come in handy. This has four filters - white for bright, red for night vision, green for maps and blue for blood (???)."
$21.92   Used & New from: $18.35
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter System
18.  Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter System by McNett
The list author says:
  "You laugh, but when you are somewhere off the beaten path and you can't find bottled water, go with a filtration straw to filter out all the stuff that will make you sick. This won't save you from everything, but this is a "last resort" straw."
$10.05   Used & New from: $8.09
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)

BlackBerry Bold 9700 Phone (T-Mobile)
19.  BlackBerry Bold 9700 Phone (T-Mobile) by BalckBerry
The list author says:
  "Why the Blackberry from T-Mobile? In addition to being your Email lifeline, the UMA calling allows using a wifi hotspot to make calls as if you were back in the US. I've used it on 6 continents to call home (plus send the "wish you were here" picture messages.)"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
Shure SE110 Sound Isolating Earphone with Balanced Armature Driver (Black)
20.  Shure SE110 Sound Isolating Earphone with Balanced Armature Driver (Black) by Shure
The list author says:
  "Between planes/trains/ferries/bus, white noise is what will suck your energy dry. Plug these into your laptop or mp3 player, and shut out the outside world. Note: They don't have to be these specific ones, but noise canceling headphones rock."
Used & New from: $247.47
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)

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Suunto A-10 Compass
21.  Suunto A-10 Compass by Suunto
The list author says:
  "I'm constantly mocked for my bringing of a compass on trips, but when people are trying to figure out where we are on a map and guessing - I know where I am and where we're going."
$15.50   Used & New from: $9.97
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

Campsuds in Nalgene
22.  Campsuds in Nalgene by Campsuds
The list author says:
  "At some point, you'll have to wash clothes and your body. Campsuds work great and leave you smelling decent and feeling better. Hint: Buy the big one and pour it into smaller bottles to get past the 3 oz rule for airline security. Plus it's cheaper."
$2.99 - $59.48
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

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Patagonia MLC (Maximum Legal Carry-on) (Black)
23.  Patagonia MLC (Maximum Legal Carry-on) (Black) by Patagonia
The list author says:
  "The best damn bag there is. I can cram 4-5 days of clothing in there and it converts from shoulder bag to backpack effortlessly. Plus it not being a hard suitcase means I can cram this into overhead bins to avoid checked luggage fees."
$198.75
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Eagle Creek All Terrain Money Belt
24.  Eagle Creek All Terrain Money Belt by Eagle Creek
The list author says:
  "I use this to hide a few hundred dollars in emergency money, plus a photocopy of my passport and visas. You could also hide your SDHC cards in here just in case."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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25.  Sanyo Eneloop AA NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargable Batteries with Charger - 4 Pack (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Sanyo
The list author says:
  "You'll always need good rechargeable batteries to power your various gadgets. Eneloops are among the best there are and can be recharged close to 1000 times."
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26.  eBags Packing Cubes - 3pc Set by eBags
The list author says:
  "I'm on my 4th set of these. It's not that they break or fall apart - I lend them to friends and never get them back. Roll your clothing and place them in the bags. Makes things easier when packing/unpacking/random security searches."
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27.  Joby GPM-A1EN GorillaPod Magnetic Flexible Tripod (Black) by Joby
The list author says:
  "Sometimes you need a small tripod to take amazing night photos or indoor places that don't have great lighting like museums."
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Last updated: 4/10/11
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