- Money: Traveller’s checks are the safest way to carry your money, and are accepted in most places. They are a 'protected' form of cash which you can obtain from your local bank. Some poorer countries will not accept traveller’s checks, so check with the country's embassy or consulate before you go. But it’s always good to carry some cash with you.
- Credit card
- Emergency numbers
- Immunisation record
- Insurance details
- Photocopy all of the important documents. Leave a copy with your parents or friends at home, take two copies with you and e-mail a copy to yourself.
Keep your money, credit card and documents safe, by carrying them in a money belt around your waist, inside your shirt. But keep your ready cash elsewhere; regularly diving into your money belt is a dead giveaway.
Padlock and chain can be used to lock a hostel door as well as your backpack to your bed or roof rack in a railway carriage or bus.