Packing Essentials

Now that I’ve settled on which bag to keep, the purple from last week, it is time to think about all the other things I carry when traveling.  I didn’t list everything when I was trying out the bags, although everything fit in the bag and purse I normally carry.  I thought today would be a good day to write out my list of essentials that are non-clothing.


Green Side Effect —

  • This green pouch is a Side Effect by Tom Bihn, it is my normal everyday purse.
  • This is the only bag I open once seated on a plane.  Until seated, it is stuffed into the sling backpack
  • slim wallet (ID and money)
  • ear buds
  • iPhone
  • lip balm
  • Kindle Paperwhite
  • reading glasses, slim
  • bandana
  • snack:  apple, nutrition bar, or trail mix

Sling backpack —

  • green bag stuffed in until seated, so this is my personal item
  • solar charger and iPhone cable
  • iPhone stand
  • Kindle cable
  • 3-1-1 bag (Dr Bronner’s, antiseptic wipes, skin fuel, and toothpaste) — gets tucked into my red organizer/toiletry kit once through security and at the gate)
  • insulated Klean Kanteen
  • passport sized notebook and pen
  • sunglasses

Organizer/Toiletry Kit goes in main body of carry-on

  • contact case, contact solution (travel size)
  • toothbrush, tongue scraper
  • comb, razor, mascara
  • Dr Bronner’s soap, sink stopper, and clothes line
  • deodorant
  • Akamai soap/shampoo, skin fuel, and toothpaste (REVIEW coming soon)
  • glasses
  • very small foldable shopping tote (size of a small apple)

—–> Coming soon: minimalistic toiletries and an Akamai review



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