4 things to add to your go-to kit

Rahul and Nishtha are a travel blogging couple who often writes about health and spirituality. They blog at https://the-passport-souls.travel.blog/

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The one thing we have been doing since August 2021 is preparing for a family trip once things settle down. Almost every month, we tweak our itinerary based on the changing circumstances. It’s quite a fun exercise if you ask us!

As travel has started opening up, the one question that we get in our inbox often is how can one ensure one takes precautions to be as prepared as one can be.

To answer your question, we decided to ask fellow travel bloggers and health bloggers for their opinion. We even reached out to our physician for some expert advice.

Here’s what all of them said: embrace the changes and have a go-to kit that can be added to your luggage. Things will be different as we step out but that only means we need to give ourselves time to adapt to these new changes. And a go-to kit will help us feel confident that we have covered our basics.

But, what should this go-to kit contain?

Our health blogger friend recommended the addition of a basic hygiene bag into our go-to kit. Wet tissues, extra face masks, sanitizers and nail files and clippers are a few things to be added. With the season change, we have also added lip balms for dry lips.

As people who love to travel, our luggage always has a basic first aid kit. Essentials like bandages, medicines, antiseptic lotion, etc. can cover any uncertainties. You may think you don’t need it but our first aid kit has helped us more times than we can count.

You can further look at this article from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s National Health Portal which suggests items that can be added to your First Aid[1] kit plus what first aid you can provide in case of emergencies.

Limcee vitamin C chewable 500 mg tablets were added to our go-to kit after a discussion with our physician on how we could boost our immunity. Because isn’t that the most important conversation to have these days?

Our physician explained to us the vital role that Vitamin C played in keeping our immune system healthy. We read up more and were quite surprised to know that the role of Vitamin C went beyond just enhancing immunity. This vitamin helps in the repair of various tissues, absorption of iron and plays an important role in wound healing and bone formation. [2]

Last but not the least, this recommendation came from a parent: to carry water and non-perishable food items. Since we travel with our son, our bag always has a bottle of water and some non-perishable food items like banana chips, roasted makhanas and dry fruits.

While making our go-to kit, what we hadn’t realized was how calming it would make the entire process of travelling. We felt prepared and ready and now only need to book air tickets before heading out. It helped allay our son’s fears too, knowing that we are prepared for eventualities.

So, what would you put in your go-to kit?

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[1] https://www.nhp.gov.in/miscellaneous/first-aid/

[2] https://www.healthshots.com/healthy-eating/nutrition/not-just-immunity-here-are-all-the-reasons-why-your-body-needs-vitamin-c/

15 Comments Add yours

  1. bytetrails says:

    We too always carry a first aid kit while travelling. The items mentioned are the must-haves in the kit.

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  2. bytetrails says:

    We too always carry a first aid kit while travelling. All the items listed are must-haves in the kit.

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  3. Aesha shah says:

    Absolutely right. We should be well prepared while travelling and Via C should be in the kit. Weather changes are expected while travelling and Limcee would give protection and keep up the immunity.

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  4. Aesha Shah says:

    Absolutely, right. One needs to be well prepared while travelling. Adding Vitamin C tablet to the kit is vital.While travelling, there could be sudden change in weather and regular intake of Lime would help keep up immunity.

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  5. This go-to kit with vitamin C in it is damn good! Best to stay prepared and take care of health at all times.

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  6. freemindtree says:

    I also take Limcee tablets to maintain immunity before, after and while travelling.

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  7. I never take first aid kit with me on the trips but I do agree with you everyone should take it to avoid uncertainties. And yes now Vitamin C tablets has also made their way in the first aid kits. And what better option than Limcee.

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  8. I agree with you, roasted snacks and Limcee are my favourite go-to’s. In addition, I carry sanitizing wet wipes and earbuds – very useful during a journey.

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  9. Totally agree the kit is so important particularly in these times and yes I too have been taking Limcee to boost my immunity for adequate Vitamin C requirement

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  10. Vit C being an essential commodity to get packed in our list of things is now the state of reality . Well written post

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  11. anindya0909 says:

    This is a very important and interesting concept. In these times when we travel we all need to keep a medical kit healthy and Limcee will definitely enter as a must have in that. Thanks for this post and looking forward to many more posts like this from you.

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  12. The blog is quite informative. Agree even in my bag lip balm, sanitizer and extra masks are a must, will try your option of including VItamin C tabs too

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  13. Sweetannu says:

    Traveling with a strip of Limcee definitely is the best option to keep well and stay immune. Your article was informative and interesting to read.

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  14. Atulmaharaj says:

    Such an helpful post. Most of us ignore the impoetance of a first aid kit. And have Vit C in them will ensure that our daily dose in on track.

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  15. True! We need to stay prepared. Agree with the essentials you have listed out. #BoostImmunityWithLimcee

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