THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS…

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  • SYNTHETIC CLOTHES

PJs! They are cheap, synthetic, lightweight, dry easily, and comfortable. My favorite elegant PJ shopping-Target
for kick ass plane attire and no one would know you were wearing jammies.
 

 

HA HA! No one knows I’m wearing PJs!

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  • GET THE FUNK OUT OF THE WATER

The only time I ever felt threatened while traveling was in the very superstitious Papua New Guiena A fellow spotted my water bottle lighting up with a bright purple light as I stirred my water while using my Steripen to sterilize drinking water from a village’s well.. He sounded an alarm and I swear hundreds of the locals came crawling out of the jungle, welding spears and knifes to see what spell I was spinning. Even the kids had weapons. They finally deduced it was good magic I was performing on their water. Thank Jah! Steripens are smaller than a filter and work just as well, by destroying 99.99% of protozoa (including Giardia and Cryptosporidia ), bacteria and even viruses.

 

PNG kiddos

The only negative is if your water has lots of sediment. A piece of cheesecloth or piece of nylon hose and a rubber band over the lip of your water bottle works well to filter out the funk. Or here’s a pre-filter that fits on the top of most wide mouth water bottles if the thought of syphining through pantyhose grosses you out

And make sure you bring a wide-mouth water bottle so you can reach the pen in deep enough to get it’s UV sensors working.

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This man from Musho Island, Paupua New Guiena heard I used to be a dental tech and wanted me to clean his teeth. Ruben took a picture to show him it was imposible. The PNGians chew on a nut from the bettle tree and spit a blood-red goo all over the place. It’s a mild stimulate and man, women, and even kids love the stuff. It’s a popular drug of choice in many countries. If you decide to partake, here’s something that might keep your whites pearly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s toothpaste in a tablet! Sounds gimmicky, and I haven’t yet tried it. But, I like the idea of not having to worry about TSA limiting my ration of paste since these tablets are not considered a liquid. Which is another tip: ALWAYS carry a toothbrush, paste, and sleepwear in your carry on. You never know when a bump will occur and those three items make for a nicer sleepover.







  • MISC ITEMS
  • Shampoo for all-in-one soap for body, face and laundry
  • Earplugs for noisy bus rides, annoying music, all night festivals, and busy guest houses
  • Ipod /headphones
  • Battery operated candles
  • Head lamp
  • Zip locks for clothes and other stuff
  • Little light-weight gifts for your new friends you meet along the way-
  • Pens, pencils, and drugs (from local pharmacy, Ex: malaria meds, antibiotics) are popular

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  • TIPS:
  • Scan documents like copies of you passport and immunization records and mail them to your email account instead of carrying extra pieces of paper.
  • Money Purse- Don’t keep all your mula in one place. Keep the big bills and credit cards undercover but on your body. Keep a little stash in an easy to reach place for on the street purchases. That way you’re not showing where your big wad is, your traveling companion and you can have a mutual stash for making purchases easier, and if you happen to get held up you can hand over your little stash.