Travel: How to Build a Travel Emergency Kit & What Pills to Pack
No body likes getting sick when on a trip.
Whether your travel is for business or pleasure, did you know that 63% of travelers get sick while on vacation?!
Well as much planning as I'm sure you do for a trip, that may even include preventative measures, like increasing your vitamin-c intake days before and being well rested, there are some things that may hit you while you're away that you may have overlooked: sunburn, food poisoning, even motion sickness.
I've created a very compact emergency kit made for travel. The items I stock have increased over the years, but the small bag has remained the same.
I am literally prepared for all situations.
Here's a video of what I keep in my "pill pack".
*keep in mind this is an abbreviated version of what I pack. I often change and adjust according the trip and climate.
Here's a list you can use as a guide to start building your own.
- small energy drink (i.e. 5 Hour energy)
- motion sickness
- daily vitamins
- prescription medicine
- allergy pills
- sleeping pills
- pain medicine
- lactose pills
- upset stomach medicine
- daytime and nighttime cold and flu pills
- cough drops
- sewing kit
- antifungal and antibacterial ointments or creams
- bug spray
- eye drops
- aloe gel for sunburns
- water purification tablets
This is truly a case where I believe overpacking is worth it. You'd rather be safe than sorry, especially when traveling overseas...in places where you don't know the customs or language.