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?
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................. ;)~
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 marianwarren has been a member since 12/3/2006. Posts: 270
Hmm, looks like this could be a useful thread, hiking boots and pacsafe crossed off list :-p
#4 Enrico_Gatti has been a member since 4/5/2006. Posts: 17
MUT -- a chunk of lava from Lanzarote in the canary islands
MU -- a ball of string and a stapler!
#5 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,706
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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.
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.