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Universal Packing List

Posted by deborahmclaren on October 28, 2010

Just stumbled upon the Universal Packing List website. All I had to do was enter a date for travel, where, temps, where I’d be staying, etc. and it told me what to pack and reminded me to do things like make arrangements for pets… and even which country-specific vaccinations I need! Here’s an example based on my upcoming trip to India in January.

Things to do before you leave

To do for most trips
Check the expiration date of your passport
Wash the dishes
Make a lunch
Pet Care
Unplug electrical stuff
Turn down (or up, depending on where you live) the temperature in your home
Empty all trash cans
Confirm airline tickets
Get your airmiles in advance
Memorize PIN codes to credit cards
Check out what hospitals are covered by your health insurance
Get travel insurance
Change money
Install or recharge batteries
Get maps
Forward (or hold) delivery of newspapers and magazines
To do for longer trips
Balance your bank account
Empty your wallet
Wash clothes
Leave expensive watches and jewelery at home
Pay the rent and other necessary bills
Plant care
Turn down the temperature on your water heater
Empty all water containers
Store away things that are easy to steal
Empty your fridge of perishables
Hold delivery of snail mail
Wax boots
Core vaccinations
Typhus vaccination
Typhoid vaccination
Polio vaccination
Tetanus vaccination
Destination specific vaccinations
Yellow Fever vaccination
Cholera vaccination
Hepatitis vaccination
Plague vaccination
Meningitis vaccination
Japanese B Encephalitis vaccination
Clothes

Unisex clothes
Underwear
Shirts
T-shirts
Shorts
Socks
Trousers ( Pants, Jeans )
Sweater
Cap ( Hat )
Clothes for women
Bra
Skirt
Sarong
Shoes
Sandals ( Flip-flops )
Optional clothes
Belt
Swimming trunks ( Bikini )
Pyjamas ( Pajamas )
Scarf
Beach pants
Jewelry
Money and documents

Basic documents
Passport
Visas
Vaccination certificate
Insurance certificate ( Health Insurance card )
Paper from your local social insurance office
Cash
Credit/ATM cards ( Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, American Express etc )
Driver’s license
ID card
Address list (with phone numbers and email addresses)
Optional documents
This packing list
Photocopies of passport and other important documents
International Student Identification Card ( ISIC )
Tourist organization certificate
International Youth Hostel Card
For carrying money and documents
Wallet
Paper folder
Tickets
Airline tickets
Train tickets
Maps
Small scale map
Large scale map
Books
Novels
Guidebook
Equipment

Things for packing
Small extra backpack ( Knap sack, Day pack )
Plastic bags ( Ziploc )
Stuff Sack
Small box
Suitcase
Luggage belt
Things for sleeping
Sheets ( Bed covers )
Pillowcase
Eating equipment
Multi-tool ( Folding knife )
Miscellaneous equipment
Pens
Earplugs
Sunglasses
Keys
Extra car keys
Extra things
Safety pins
Hygiene

Hygiene
Toilet bag ( Bathroom bag, Necessaire )
Razor
Extra blades for Razor
Shaving gel ( Shaving foam )
Electric shaver
Toothbrush ( Electric toothbrush with charger )
Toothpaste
Soap
Soap box
Liquid soap
Shampoo
Deodorant
Towel
Sunblock lotion
Extra glasses
Hygiene (women only)
Make-up
Tampons
Menstrual cup
Hygiene (optional)
Comb
Hair brush
Barrettes, headbands, hair ties
Clothes pegs ( Clothes pins )
Laundry bag
Fingernail clippers
Moisturizer
Qtips
Tweezers
Health

General health items
Prescription medicine
Condoms
Sore tape ( Adhesive tape )
Insect repellent
Band-Aids ( Plaster )
First aid kit
Water bottle
Water purifying filter
Chewing gum
Pills, tablets and medicines
Water purifying tablets
Motion sickness tablets
Contraceptive tablets
Fever tablets
Pain killers
Allergy pills ( Anti-histamines )
Malaria tablets
Electrical stuff

General electrical items
Cell Phone ( Mobile Phone, Cellular Phone )
Charger to Cell Phone
Computer
Wall socket adapter
Watch
Flashlight ( Torch )
Bookmark reading light
Extra batteries for your camera, flash, torch, watch, MP3-player, PDA and GPS
Digital Camera equipment
Digital camera
Memory cards
Battery charger for camera
Associated cables
Generic photo equipment
Camera bag
Music items
Music player ( Cassette, CD, MiniDisc, MP3 )
Headphones

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