I (Litsa) packed and repacked for a six week plus vacation in Greece. With stand-by tickets, my daughter (five) and I didn’t know exactly how long we’d be away from our home. Living out of a suitcase for that long in a different country brings its own challenges and although I always vow to pack lightly, I ending up packing too much but “In Case of Emergency….” I AM sure that I don’t have everything we need for my handbag in case of an emergency. Even the grasses and wild plants are different here. They are spiky and instantly irritate the skin. Thus, I loved reading about this editor’s pick, Coleman’s Survival Kit, in Shape this summer:
Slip the new Coleman Personal Survival First Aid Tin ($9; Amazon.com) into your handbag or backpack and you won’t be caught off guard if you get into a scuffle with the sidewalk or an angry bee. This tiny (it’s 3 by 5 inches) retro-style container holds an impressive 74 items, including a variety of adhesive bandages, antiseptic pads, sting-soothing wipes, antibiotic ointment, safety pins, and waterproof matches. Traveling extra-light? Try the company’s All Purpose Tin ($5), which is even more slender but still houses 27 pieces.
I’ll defiantly add these to my Amazon shopping cart to purchase for our vehicles/handbags at home and especially when we repack to travel away from home!
Have a college student that you are send off to school this fall? Don’t let them leave home without a Coleman Personal Survival First Aid Tin! Or send one to your child’s teacher during the first week of school——–all teachers (moms included) need a survival kit! Currently this is priced at $7.99 on Amazon!
Quoted Material Credit: Shape/May 2013 issue
Make sure you look over all of the other travel tips I have written about!