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Most Useless Thing to carry

  • tsargood

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    I’m looking for a list of items you hated while travelling.
    What was the Most Useless Thing you ever carried around?
    (Lets call it the M.U.T.).
    My MUT was a decent heavy pair of hiking boots that never made it to my feet but were too valuable to throw away….
    and, not to forget to mention a rock I found in a cave in Libya that I thought was a pre-history stone axe head that I carried for 9 months back to Australia before finding out it was just a plain old rock! I now have it as a paperweight as a silly reminder.

    What was yours?

    Or, if you never had one, what on the other hand do you consider to be a "must have" item to carry?

    #1 Posted: 6/9/2006 - 18:22

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  • steviej

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    My MUT is the PacSafe™. I only seem to ever use it when my rucksack has to go in the cargo hold. The last trip I went on it never made an appearance.

    Most Useful (MU) is without doubt a Passport................. ;)~

    #2 Posted: 6/9/2006 - 18:37

  • marianwarren

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    Hi guys

    Most useless thing - definitely the swimming pouch-thing (as if you want to take your cash and passport for a dip). Many more secure options available.



    #3 Posted: 6/9/2006 - 19:13

  • Enrico_Gatti

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    Hmm, looks like this could be a useful thread, hiking boots and pacsafe crossed off list :-p

    #4 Posted: 6/9/2006 - 21:03

  • somtam2000

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    MUT -- a chunk of lava from Lanzarote in the canary islands
    MU -- a ball of string and a stapler!

    #5 Posted: 7/9/2006 - 07:54

  • Laura_B

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    A guide book to Singapore when I went on a 3 month trip to SE Asia, we decided to skip Singapore. Couldn't give the book away as it was my mum's. Other then that, people couldn't believe how light I started to travel. Generally your weight limit on a plane is 20kg, I think? I started with around 7kg, came back with 15kg, which I still think is fairly light.

    #6 Posted: 7/9/2006 - 18:21

  • princessdis-

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    30th November, 2006
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    Last time I went to SEAsia I put all my MUT's in the post to my mother

    In my defence I was leaving England in the middle of winter heading back to Oz stopping off in SEAsia for a couple of months

    Sleeping bag (what was I thinking?!?)
    runners, jersey socks & jeans - I wore these to Heathrow Airport
    My Backpack - yes this is a necessary thing but It really didn't need to be so big 50ltr + 15ltr daypack - I never filled it, it was half empty the entire trip.

    #7 Posted: 19/12/2006 - 06:56

  • travelsalone

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    Location Thailand
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    MUT-swim goggles that leaked!
    MU-duct tape, and a flat rubber sink stopper (if you have contacts to clean)

    #8 Posted: 15/2/2007 - 12:59

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