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Useful Tips

   
  • Buy a bottle of water before the flight and drink water regularly.
  • Have a good nights rest the night before flying.
  • Keep your carry-on as light as possible.
  • Keep a sleeping bag liner, ear-plugs and eye covers with you so you can sleep in the airport if necessary.
  • Keep a motion sensitive alarm on your luggage if you are going to sleep in the airport.
  • Put all toiletries in a plastic bag before flying.
  • Ask for window seats in advance (sometimes you have to check in early to get this) and check that they are not over the wing.
  • Find out when luggage is checked in when you will get it back again.
  • Remove the hardrive from the computer and carry it on you.
  • Take any knives out of your carryon and put it into your luggage.
  • Write your flight numbers on your hand.
  • Fully charge your PDA before leaving and use a minimal power setting.
  • Take public transport to and from the airport.
  • Arrive at check-in dressed as a business man and politely ask if any business class seats are available.
  • Have a good shave just before you leave.
  • If your suitcase is black and normal looking, tie something bright onto the handle so it is easy to recognise on the baggage conveyor.
  • Dont eat junk food of any kind 24hrs before leaving.
  • Carry a backup of all important files on CD in your pocket.
  • Dont carry food onto the plane. If you are hungry you can usually ask for a second round after they have served the meals.
  • Check for the best seats on the flight at seatguru.com.
 
  • Have a stock of vitamin C on hand and take them regularly.
  • Be careful not to eat any areoplane food that you wouldnt normally eat.
  • Ignore the on-flight entertainment (movies etc), because its not very good, and try to sleep/rest as much as you can, but be sure to catch all the sights out of the window when possible.
  • Be one of the very last people to board the plane - you'll just have to wait on the plane anyway.
  • Fill up your water bottle before landing.
  • Go to the bathroom/toilet before the end of each flight, because you risk leaving your luggage unattended if you do this in the airport.
  • Convert all the currency on you at the first available chance when you reach your final destination.
  • Start thinking in the time-zone of your destination while on the plane.
  • Before arriving at your final destination, get fully freshened up in the plane toilet.
  • Walk around the plane every so often.
  • Take your shoes off as soon as you first sit down (to avoid smelly feet a few hours later).
  • Use plenty of deodorant before you leave.
  • Dont be embarrassed to ask for penuts, biscuits, snacks etc, during the flight.
 
  • Spend your coins at the airport because they dont accept them for exchange at other countries.
  • Have a Visa card handy.
  • Use trolleys at airports as much as possible.
   
  • 2 large Plastic Rubbish Sacks
  • Hatchet
  • Thick Wire
  • flyspray
  • Frying Pan
  • 8 Plastic Cups
  • 8 Knife, Fork and Spoon sets
  • Toilet Paper
  • 8 Plastic Plates
  • Vaseline
  • Cooking Foil
  • Small Hand Towel
  • Spare Batteries
  • Leather Working Gloves
  • Candles
  • 2 drink bottle
  • Dish Wiper (Sponge)
  • 2 Ropes
  • Duct Tape
  • Wood Saw
  • Pads
  • Wide Cellotape
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • Towel
  • Belt Bag
  • Fishing Hooks &Gaff Hook
  • Toiletry Bag
    • Shampoo
    • Soap in container
  • Vicks Vaporub
  • Dome Net
  • Frying Spatular
  • Sun screen
  • Metal plate
  • Metal cup
 
  • Mess Tin
  • Bandages
  • Adhesive Plaster Tape
  • Sticky Plasters
  • Large Plasters
  • Gauze
  • Sterile Pads
  • Panadol
  • Saftey Pins
  • Cotton Wool
  • Tweezers
  • Antiseptic Cream
  • Allergy medications
  • Sterile Needle
 
  • Plastic Raincoat
  • Craft Knife
  • 3 Lighters
  • Pocket Knife
  • Twine
  • Pliers
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Permanent Marker pen
  • Pen and pencil
  • Chalk
  • Sewing Kit
  • Fuse Wire
  • Lock
  • Matches
  • Money
  • 2 x Survival Blanket
  • Water Purification
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Insect Repellant
  • fishing line
 
  • Copies of Important Documents
    • Birth Certificates
    • Marriage Certificates
    • Passport
    • Drivers License
    • Ewallet Printout
    • Survival Kit Inventory
  • Scriptures
  • Area Map
  • 1 x Wool Socks
  • Small Survival Guide
  • Main Survival Guide
  • First Aid Manual
  • Wool Hats
  • Wool Gloves
  • Scarves
  • radio
 
  • 2 x Rice Meal
  • 2 x Mashed Potatoe
  • 1 x Tuna
  • 1 x Corned Beef
  • 5 x Muesli Bar
  • 9 x Drinking Chocolate Sachet
  • 8 x Soup Packets
  • 6 x Raisin Box
  • Stock Cubes
  • 4 x sachet of salt
  • Milk powder in container
  • 5 x packets of sugar
  • Vitamin C

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