This section of HoboTraveler.com is to educate readers to the various types of gear. There will be an emphasis made in this section to show gear that can be purchased anywhere on the planet because Andy Graham as a professional traveler does not return to home to buy gear in shops.
Travel Gear, everything is luxury after you have a Passport and an ATM Card, we hope you buy travel gear to make you life more comfortable. Generally newbie travelers are confused by the trendy and fun gadgets on the market, and what is needed, then feel remorse when they throw away gear along the path.
Truly the lesson to learn is what gear soon become trash, because when you purchase gear you need to carry it, the weight of an item soon beats you down and you part ways. However, travel gear should make your life better, it should perform as least one function and hopefully three.
Example: I carry a cotton hammock, I use for a blanket, hammock, beach blanket, curtain and sometimes a towel.
First World Two Wheel Cart Contrary to what you believe, the Third World travel is easy, and the First World is difficult. In the Third would which is 85 percent of the planet people can always afford to take a Taxi for 1-3 Dollars US.
However, in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan, Korea, and expensive choices you need this cart or two wheels on all your luggage. I suppose the First World is convenient enough if paying a taxi 30-70 Dollars four times per day is not a problem for you.
Bottom line, I do not go to Europe without a Cart connected by Bungee Cords and Rope to my Backpack.
10 Types of Gear You Need to Buy at Home
Zip lock Bags
Gun Locks Walmart
Socks and Underwear
Computer to make sure English is operating system.
LED Flash Light or Torch for on Keychain
Two Wheel Carts
Rope - Hard to find many types
14 Guage Solid Copper Wire to make Universal Adapter
10 Worst Travel Gear People Purchase and do not Need
Camel Pack Water Hydration Bag - How do you clean, water will destroy computers, and electronics, this is just an extra bag, a traveler can only manage two bags without a problem. These do work for bikers and treks of many days.
Pac Safe Wire Mesh Security - Generally the first thing to be dumped on a Backpackers trip. I have been offered them three times for free, the person paid too much money and wants someone to benefit.
Water Bottles - You will lose it, so may as well carry a bottle of purified water.
Mattress Pad for Sleeping Bag - Hmm, if you need this, you should not be sleeping in a tent, the normal strategy is to make a bed of soft grass.
Propane Cookers - You cannot buy the refills, you cannot take the fuel on planes, leave this at home.
Extra Mosquito Repellent - The most dangerous item to have in your bag, and you want to carry extra.
Water Purifier Pump with Filters - This is too much, too big, too difficult, and too far extreme for the average person on an average trip.
Rain Jacket, this is only needed if you are going to walk for days in the rain, the better option is to buy a small umbrella, and stay cool and comfortable.
Medical Kit, maybe you carry a couple of band aids, but generally there is this type of things anywhere on the planet. If you are going to the jungle for a week, then you may need.
Pop open water bottles, pop open toothpaste, pop open shampoo, they do just that, they pop open inside your pack. Goooo....
Travel Gear You need to Purchase Overseas
3-4 Electrical Receptacle that will take slotted or round on the end of a 3-4 meter long cord.
Ends of plug that converts slotted to round and opposite
Twist in and push electrical light bulb socket, makes out of a light socket.
10 Best Gear Choices for Professional Travelers
Gun lock, or dog chain to lock up bag inside the hotel rooms.
Locks for bag, and convert bag to lockable bag with plastic wire ties.
Bucket to be used for dip shower.
Mosquito Net / or Pieces of mosquito nets to tape over windows.
Hot Plate - Hopefully 700 Watt, too big and you blow fuses.
Cooking kit, used for alcohol cooking.
Universal plug using 14 Gauge solid Copper Wire
Clothes pin, with clothes line from parachute cord, the shoe string cord works great too, but hard to buy.
Light you can hang for reading.
Extension Cord, that connects to one adapter at wall.
Nylon Jacket that fold up extremely small.
Computer Bag that folds up into small pouch, normally purchased in Airport.
10 Best Gear Choices for Backpackers
10 Best Gear Choices for Resort Travel
Extra duffel bag, that is carry up to 60 liters for purchases made.
Dress Clothes in the event a famous person ask you to dinner.
10 Best Gear Choice for Business Travelers
Black Pen for Documents
Plastic or non-metal items if possible, belt, shoes, etc.
Universal Electrical Plug Adapter
Language Electronic Translator
Thank you, Andy Lee Graham with over 20 years of continuous travel, 111 countries.