CUT DOWN ON TOILETRY WEIGHT: bring only what you need of your toiletries, shampoo and rinse in small plastic travel bottles, usually the ones that are allowed as carry on are enough for at least a week, just to give you an idea. (those are 100cc/3.3oz)
I keep nice soft soap and a good shampoo/rinse combo on board for general use. A couple of travel size bottles will get you through your travels, most drug stores carry the slightly larger sample sizes which are great for two week trips ( I buy whatever they have and refill with my favorites)
- good waterproof Bandaids or surgical tape (surgical tape helps keep the Bandaids on in water)
-Neosporin antibiotic ointment for general cuts and scrapes (also referred to as triple antibiotic ointment)
- aspirin and or ibuprofen, for sore muscles and sun/wind head aches
- humidifying eye drops,
-vitamin C (take before you get on the plane and during the flight and drink lots of water to avoid catching bugs on the plane),
-a saline solution nose spray for the flight over. Keep those sinus' moist to protect from airborne infections so common on flights. This is also a good remedy for snoring!
- Do you suffer from irregularity while traveling??? OK, so everybody does, just make provisions for it and bring something to remedy it. I carry herb teas to get you going again, and I find that Metamucil is mild and effective also, for both bothersome bodily conditions. DON'T STAY UNCOMFORTABLE WHILE SAILING! Bring a remedy! I provide bran cereal as well. Dieter's Tea is also good for constipation.