One user found a clever way to bypass the liquids rule at airport security. By soaking square sponges in liquid soap (like Bronners or dish soap) and letting them dry out completely, they create instant single-use washing aids.
A traveler’s favorite for years, the braided elastic jump rope offers a brilliant solution to the often bulky traditional clotheslines and pins. By being braided and folded, it transforms into a compact, portable clothesline that’s not just lightweight but also multifunctional.
Tegaderm, Saniderm, and Second Skin are clear, breathable, waterproof medical wraps initially used for tattoo healing. However, one user notes that they’ve proven their worth on the road by protecting minor injuries from infections and dirt, especially for those in water sports.
One resourceful traveler always carries a lightweight refrigerator container with a lid. Throughout their travels, they save airplane snacks, extra napkins, and other small items that might go to waste.