Extra Vital Items To Pack For The Solo Traveller

No More Important Items Than Travelling in Group, Really

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Opting to travel solo on your next big adventure gives you total freedom to go where you want, when you want to, without having to check in with or accommodate anyone else. 

There is no difference whether packing for travelling alone or with some one. It just means that you cannot share stuff and it also means that you have no one that you can rely on if you’ve forgotten to pack an essential item. Hence, it more important to make sure that you get your packing right before you jet off to your chosen destination. 

Here are a few “extra must-have” essential packing items for the solo traveller as somehow they feel like when without these, being alone in that situation feels worse! Plus, they help you make friends along the way as someone or another will need them!

Multi-Use Chargers 

Tech is without a doubt one of the most useful items you can take away on your solo adventure, but all of those iPads, mobile phones and cameras will need charging at some point. To make sure you have the right adapter, splash a little cash and opt for a worldwide travel adapter plug with one or more USB port so that you can change cables for all of your must-have tech without having to take more than one charger. 

A ‘What If’ Cube

The world's your oyster, and who knows where your travels will take you, so you'll need to be fully prepared for those ‘what if' scenarios. When you’re travelling solo in a far-flung destination, you might not be able to rely on the local shops for the items you need, so pack a few essential items into one of our LeanPac Combination Bundle Packing cubesjust in case you should ever need them. 

Here’re a few ideas to get you started:

  • Duct tape – great if your suitcase has had a rough time on the journey over or your hiking boots have developed a split and you’re not able to replace them just yet

  • A few metres of string – from a basic washing line for drying socks to a lanyard to keep your hostel room key safe, string has so many uses, it’s well worth taking some along

  • A spare mobile phone and SIM card – a must-have if you'll be visiting places with poor telephone communications or if you're worried about your phone being damaged or stolen

  • Health essentials – painkillers, insect repellent, multi-vitamins and Vaseline are all essential travel items. Hopefully, you won't need them, but its best to be prepared.

Back Up Travel Documents 

Losing your travel documents can be a nightmare and can seriously put a stop to your solo travel plans. To make sure that you’re in a good position to sort out any problems that occur with lost or stolen passports and visas, make sure that you carry photocopies in another bag and upload these documents to the cloud.

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