Familiar items such as spare charger, key, whistle, headband … can help to ensure your safety on the traveling road.
Clothes can hide valuable things: Some firms have clothing products with inner bags (watch pockets) for travelers to store money, cards and papers. This will help you avoid theft.
Battery-powered smartphone: In addition to personal safety applications, the phone can also become a flashlight, threatening animals wanna attack you, or sending emergency signals and map searches. You can use the battery charger to protect your phone, while charging the battery at any time. A compact backup battery is also a good idea.
Garbage bag: You can use it to keep your wet, dirty, or littered clothes to throw away. At the same time, they are also used as coats or temporary clothing in case you are not prepared for cold weather. They also have the effect of protecting the outside of the wound that has been bandaged, containing water, pillow box or rain cover, sunscreen.
Adhesive tape: Adhesive tape is famous for a dozen uses, from fashion design to repair utensils. You can also use this item as an ambulance, create a water resistant layer for your shoes, mark the road (when walking alone), or hide your shoe when you think you are being tracked. In addition, adhesive tape can fix ankle bumps, create body guards or wrinkle trousers to prevent snake to bite when hiking.
Key/pen: When walking alone, you can pin the key between your fingers with the tip pointed out as a defensive weapon. A pen works the same way. The best offensive point is the neck, throat, or eyes if in a dangerous situation.
Whistle: You should bring a personal whistle on the road, especially if you go alone at night or go hiking. In addition to scaring the attacker with loud sound, they also help you call for help or swipe animals.
Door locker: Many intrusion into hotel rooms, even forced ones, happen when bad guys pretend to be victims’ husbands or boyfriends to get keys at reception. In addition to asking the hotel not to provide room keys to anyone outside of you, you can also use a small, easy-to-carry door locker in a suitcase.
Bandana towel: Tubular towel can be used as scarf, bandage, mask, tie … They are soft, lightweight, can keep cool or warm. Especially in situations like fires, gas, you can absorb water and gag and cover your mouth to avoid breathing in smoke. In addition, towels can also be used as bandages.
Insect repellent clothes: Visitors can get zits, yellow fever or other insect infectious diseases. Some companies have specialized line of insect repellant clothes, or you can use odorless spray.
Insect Spray: In addition to helping you fight insects, this spray can also be used as a self-defense weapon in case of an emergency. You should hold them in your hand when traveling on empty roads or when traveling alone at night.
Intuition: Intuition is not an item, but this is what you use every day. Intuition is important to keep you safe on the road. Do not be afraid to act if your hunch tells you to get out of a situation. It is better to be rude than to stay and face the consequences.
By: Anna Lee