There’s travel packing, and then there is travel hacking. More and more people are turning to hacks to help make the most of their limited packing space while flying. While some of these hacks are pretty simple and help you take care of basic needs, some are quite elaborate and allow you to do quite a few things. In order to get a list of some neat hacks I spoke with the online travel company JustFly. They provided me with five hacks they’ve learned from travellers.
Toilet Paper Tube Speaker
A legendary hack according to JustFly’s review, this little trick allows you to bring a usable, but a little quieter, stereo with you wherever you go. Super easy to create, the toilet paper tube speaker requires just a toilet paper tube, a smartphone or iPod, and something to cut a small slit in the tube. Simply slide the speaker end of the device into the tube and you have amplified sound so you can listen to music, stream the radio, or catch up on your favourite podcasts.
Empty Water Bottles Are Your Friend
Not so much a hack as much as it is a smart idea, airports make it very difficult to simply bring water into the airport with you. Simply bringing an empty and clean bottle with you will allow you to avoid paying through the teeth for a drink of water beyond security.
Be Everyone’s Best Friend: Bring A Power Bar
Want to be everyone’s best friend? JustFly recommends one item that will make you very popular at the terminal, hostel, or wherever you are. A power bar. A hub for you or your friends to charge all their devices, bringing a power bar can make you some serious friends as you await your next destination or are simply settling in for the night.
Let’s be honest, theft is an issue when travelling. You need to be careful. In the hypothetical situation of someone getting into your belongings they will look for certain items including your phone, money, and your wallet. While no solution is perfect, one thing you can count on is the fact that next to no one will be trying to steal your personal deodorant stick. That right there is the number one reason why a deodorant stick may be a great solution for storing documents and cash. Simply remove the cap, remove the deodorant, insert the money and documents and you should have a relatively unsuspecting piggybank on the road with you.
Springs, Alligator Clips, and Crayons
Some smaller tips include using springs to protect cables. Simply wrap the spring around the cable to give it more support in vulnerable areas. Alligator clips can be used for a myriad of things, including protecting razors. Lastly, for more adventurous types, a crayon can double as a great candle. Carrying them is simple and should help you start fires or just start fires in general.
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