I tend to pack way too much “what if” stuff. Even though I know there’s a pharmacy on every other corner. I know I can find what I need there, if need be. I just feel a little more comfortable carrying a little “emergency” kit in the day bag if the need arises, so we don’t have to disrupt plans to find “x”. I end up with a Mary Poppins bag full of various things and can’t find what I need when I need it.
For the next trip, I’m challenging myself to keep it to one small clear zippered makeup bag, about the size of my hand (7x4x1”). I’ve tried to fill it with things that we’ve had a need for over the years while out and about. Here’s what’s in it so far:
Tiny eyeglass repair kit
Bug repellent wipes
Wet wipe (antibacterial hand wipe)
Eyeglass cleaner wipe
Body wipe (deodorant)
Mini sewing kit (tiny scissors, needle, thread, button, safety pin)
Shout wipe (stain remover)
A few Euro coins (for bathrooms)
Added based on responses:
2 small zip ties
2 binder clips
Small post it notes (3 or 4 sheets)
Pen, with duct tape wrapped around it
Pepto Bismol tablets
The only liquid is eye drops, so I’ll just transfer that after security. I keep a hand sanitizer connected to the outside of the daybag.
I have a little more space! What’s in your emergency kit that I’ve forgotten?