Updated: May 28, 2019
Adventure Travel and Deployment Kit List
I am always being asked advice about what equipment should be taken on trips to out the way places. My initial response is take as little as possible, more you know, the less you need right! With the below items you should be able to operate for extended periods of time. The below items should fit into a medium size day sack that should be able to carried onto a plane. Items like pocket knives etc. would need to go checked or found at location. This is a guide and not all these items will be required on all trips, do you threat assessments and plan all trips properly before you travel.
Operational Deployment Equipment List
$500.00 USD minimum in cash, small bills, to be split up, water proofed and concealed in various locations on your person. Same for credit and bank cards.
Communications, will cell phones work, can you get local phones/chips. Remember chargers!
Day sack and fanny pack/belt pouch
Pocket knife & multi-tool (unable to take as carry-on luggage)
Personal first aid kit: tampons, gauze, duct tape, bobby/safety pins and an anti-septic cream.
Water bottles + purification tabs (water can be boiled in alloy bottles!)
Bug juice + sun block
Maps (water proofed) and compass
At least one Flashlight + spare batteries
Personal water filter
Bogota lock picks, lock shims & diamond/needle files
Wash kit: tooth brush + paste, soap, razor
Smoke signals + flares (unable to take as carry-on luggage)
Blanket (poncho liner)
Poncho (for shelter and use as a rain coat)
Note book and pens and post-it notes
Laptop computer etc.
Emergency power, batteries or solar etc.
2 X extra pants (quick drying) and long sleeve t-shirts (under-armor type, Wal-Mart brand works, consider colors, do you want to be seen or not!)
At least 2 X pairs of extra socks
Boots (broken-in), flip-flops
Gloves and Balaclava (if tactical)
Weapons if legal and required
Local laws on use of force
Sources of food and water
Accommodation and electricity
Where can you change currency
Additional operational equipment
Emergency Vehicle Kit
Tube to siphon gas
Fix-a-Flat X 2 and/or tire plugs
Tire plug kit
Portable air compressor (Tire inflator)
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