As a traveler, I use travel tips which include duct tape and peanut butter that make this endeavor easier on me. My peanut butter and duct tape related travel tips are not only handy, but inexpensive and easy to implement. With that in mind, here’s four of my favorite travel tips (which include the use of duct tape and peanut butter) to consider putting into effect for your next trip, whether it be by plane, train, automobile, or whatever:
Travel Tip #1: How I Can Enjoy Powdered Drinks For Little Cost
Those TSA Regulations don’t necessarily have to keep you from enjoying your favorite refreshments when you travel by airplane. Here’s what I do for tea: I put an empty one-half litre water bottle and a one half-litre bottle filled with powdered tea (that is labeled) in my backpack. Both go through security without any problems because powdered tea nor an empty water bottle aren’t restricted carry on cargo. Once I get past security, I go to one of the water fountains located in the concourse where my flight is to take off from. I fill the empty bottle with water, put in the tea mix, shake it up, and presto: my refreshment of choice is ready to drink! This saves me from being ripped off by the airport snack bars! Think of the other powdered drink mixes you can do this with like Tang, Crystal Light, etc.
Travel Tip #2: Easily Have Travel Duct Tape Handy
Duct tape is a great thing to have around because it has so many uses. Well, it’s usually not feasible to carry a roll of duct tape around with you when engaging in travel, especially in a day travel pack. Well, this can be solved easily. Cut out a six to twelve inch slice of duct tape, then take a tongue depressor or popsicle/caramel apple stick and roll the tape with the stick. The duct tape will remain sticky for use; and thus, you’ve got a very portable source of duct tape.
Travel Tip #3: Yummy and Filling Peanut Butter
Because of TSA Regulations, you can no longer bring peanut butter with you in your carry on luggage (unless it’s 3 ounces or less), but that doesn’t mean you can’t put a regular sized jar in your checked luggage. Now, why would you want to bring a jar of peanut butter with you on your travels (as long as you don’t have an allergy to it)? Well, I heard about this tip from someone who was backpacking across Europe: and she was right – a spoonful of peanut butter is quite filling when you feel hunger pangs! It will hold you over until your next meal. Not only that, but peanut butter is quite nutritious. If you don’t want to put peanut butter in your checked luggage, just get some when you’re at your travel destination’s nearest market.
Travel Tip #4: The Usefulness of Dental Floss
Not only is dental floss necessary for the health of your teeth and gums, it makes for a wonderful travel companion because of its sturdiness! Two to three feet of dental floss can be used as a replacement shoelace. Now, you do have to be careful not to pull too hard on the dental floss, and you might have to have someone hold the floss down when you make the bow. Still, having a flossy shoe lace is better than nothing at all. Additionally, if you run out of thread on your trip and happen to have a needle in your sewing kit (it’s safest and most practical to put this kit in your checked luggage), dental floss does work as replacement thread, too!
People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan, as the old saying goes. Well, using my above travel tips will help keep your travels in the success zone!