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FAQ: Air Traveler's Handbook 2/4 [Monthly posting]
Section - [2-20] Packing Tips/Checklist

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Checklist of things to bring with you:

  [ ]  Fanny Pack or Money Belt
  [ ]  Small Screwdrivers
  [ ]  Swiss Army Knife (one with scissors), Can Opener, Flashlight
       Pocket knives should have blades no longer than three inches.
  [ ]  Camera, Batteries, Film (especially for overseas travel)
  [ ]  Business Cards
  [ ]  Sewing Kit, Safety Pins, Shoelaces
  [ ]  Bandages, Sun Block, Lotion, Insect Repellent, Cough Drops,
       Decongestants, Aspirin, Lip Balm
  [ ]  Toilet Paper (especially if traveling in some parts of eastern
       Europe, Asia, and the third world)
  [ ]  Shaving equipment, Mirror, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Soap, Shampoo,
       Towel, Tampons, Dental Floss, Nail Clippers, Comb/Brush
  [ ]  Plastic Baggies (Ziploc), Duct Tape, Scoth Tape, Rubber Bands,
       Small Box, Nylon Cord
  [ ]  Medication should be carried in the original bottle. Bring a
       copy of your prescription, if possible. If the medicine
       contains narcotics or other controlled substances, carry a
       letter from your doctor certifying your need for them.
  [ ]  Washcloths
  [ ]  Umbrella/Raincoat
  [ ]  Alarm Clock/Watch, Earplugs, Night Shades
  [ ]  Padlock & Coated Wire, Compass, Binoculars
  [ ]  Extra small change. A roll of dimes in the US; a pocketful of coins
       overseas. (Public restrooms in Europe are often coin-operated.)
  [ ]  Small tape recorder or pad of paper and pens, for notes/journal. 
  [ ]  Empty backpack or duffel bag. A canvas bookbag may also be useful.
  [ ]  For wet climates, don't take cotton clothes, which get soggy
       and don't insulate as well when wet.
  [ ]  Clean clothes
  [ ]  Documents: Passport, visas, tourist cards (for Mexico and
       certain South American countries), money, driver`s license,
       credit cards, travelers checks, credit cards, international
       certificates of vaccination (the so-called "yellow card"), and
       insurance certificates. 
       Bring photocopies and keep them separate from the originals,
       plus a few photographs if you lose your passport. Leave a
       second copy at home with family or friends.

Pack liquids in plastic bottles and then double wrap in a zip-lock
bag.

The following items should be included in your carry-on and not in
your checked luggage:

  [ ]  A change of clothing.
  [ ]  Prescriptions.
  [ ]  Passport, visa, and other important travel documents.
  [ ]  Basic toiletries.
  [ ]  Valuables, including jewelry and cash, and any fragile items.

If going on an extended trip, cut your hair and go to the dentist
before departing. Don't forget about rent, bills, taxes, and so on,
and let a friend know where you'll be.

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