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10 Things You Should Never Forget On Your Adventure Travels

Going adventure travelling is massively exciting and fun, whether you’ve been adventure traveling for years or this is the very first time that you’re heading off. One of the most important things you can do for your adventure trip is make sure you pack the right items. You don’t want to lug around half of your possessions, but you do want to make sure you can stay safe and comfortable, and have a little fun while you’re at it!

So, with this in mind, we have a list of 10 things that you should never forget on your adventure travels. Take a look and see if you’ve been forgetting something!

1. The Right Type Of Insurance

First off: make sure you get the right insurance. Regular travel insurance doesn’t usually cut the mustard, so make sure you look for the right policy and ensure it includes everything that you will be doing on your exciting trip.

You never know what might happen, and accidents can even happen on the most relaxing of vacations. Ensure you’re protected and prepared with insurance and you won’t be met with huge hospital costs or other issues if something does go awry.

Make sure you actively look for the right policy too; don’t just go looking for the cheapest cover you can find. Look for the one that will suit your trip best or you’ll likely regret it later on down the line. Don't forget to take any corresponding documents on your trip with you either!

2. A Way To Stay In Touch With Your Loved Ones

Adventure trips can seem scary to people who have never been on one, so don’t make your family and friends suffer. Find a way to stay in touch with them so that they know you are safe. Arrange to Skype them, or even just call them quickly when you can. It’s a good idea to give them a rough idea of when you’ll be in touch in advance, so they know whether they should alert the authorities if you don’t end up getting in touch.

3. A Survival Kit

A survival kit can consist of a few different things, and in some cases it might be all you take out with you if you’re going on a camping trip or a hike. Below is an idea of what you should think about taking:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Skin lotion
  • Insect spray
  • Bandages
  • Plasters
  • Toiletry kit
  • Toothbrush
  • Sleep aids such as ear plugs and eye masks

The above will make sure you can feel fresh and comfortable as well as hopefully get a good night’s sleep, wherever you may be.

 4. The Right Kind Of Clothes

Now, this may depend on what you plan on doing on your adventure travels. If you’re hiking, you’re probably going to need different clothes than if you were planning on spending the whole time surfing. Below is an idea of what it could be a good idea to invest in:

  • Moisture wicking items
  • Quick drying items
  • Lightweight jackets
  • Sun shielding hats
  • Rain wear
  • Swimsuit
  • Hiking footwear

Of course, what you buy and take with you will completely depend on the sort of trip you plan on taking. You may be able to rent certain items once you arrive, which can be a good idea if this is your first time taking part and you’re unsure as to whether you want to be lumbered with things you won’t use again.

5. The Right Kind Of Gear

You may also need to invest in high quality gear, such as:

  • Water bottles
  • A headlamp
  • A flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • A knife
  • Language phrase book
  • Quick dry towel

You may not need all of the above, or you might think of something else to add to the list. You might not think you need a knife, for instance, but they can be very useful and enable you to perform various tasks, such as chopping, slicing, precision work, and more. Take a look at Bark River Bravos to see what you think. Just make sure you do your due diligence before buying so you end up with the right pieces for your needs.

6. A Waterproof Cell Phone Cover/Case

If you’ve ever broken your cell phone, you’ll know how awful it feels. Suddenly, your contact with the outside world and people back home is diminished, and worse still, all of your numbers and other important information could have been stored on there. On an adventure trip, it’s all too easy to water damage your cell phone. You might drop it in a pool or the ocean, or you might try to get a little clever while windsurfing or doing some other crazy stunt. By investing in a waterproof cell phone cover or case, you can ensure that your phone doesn’t get water damaged. There’s no worse feeling, so make sure you either invest or leave your phone somewhere safe when you go out - although this may not be practical if you end up in an emergency situation and need to contact somebody.

7. A Journal And Pen

Why not write about your experiences? A journal and a pen can give you something to do when you’re not hiking, surfing, paragliding, or taking part in another exciting activity. You’ll love reading back on your adventures once you get home, too. You never know; future generations might read what you have written.

8. Reading Material

Having a little reading material for quiet moments is a good idea. Don’t take a kindle or tablet, though, unless you want to experience the same sinking feeling as breaking a phone (discussed above).

9. A GoPro

A GoPro is the perfect partner for your adventure travels - unless you want to break your camera! You’ll be able to capture your trip and feel like you’re reliving the whole experience when you watch it back! 10. A Portable Battery Your equipment will eventually run out of battery on a multi day hiking trip, so make sure you invest in a good portable battery.