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I have had it happen to me time and time again. I get to the hotel, take out my toilet bag and see I forgot my lens fluid. What do I need to do to make sure this never happens again. If like me you are a frequent flyer, you need to invest in a Dopp Kit. This Dopp Kit should always be packed and ready to go. You should never use any items from it when at home, but make sure to restock it when you get back from you last trip.

You also may not use all the items in the kit, but eventually you might need to. This is what some of us call preparation. To help you on your way, I put together a list of the must have items in your Dropp Kit. In the end it is a personal thing, so make sure to make changes where applicable.

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The must have:

• Dopp Kit (Pictured above is the Travelteq Travel Leather Wash Bag)
• Shampoo
• Face Cleanser
• Facial Moisturizer
• Bar of soap/body wash
• Deodorant/Anti-perspirant
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Floss
• Razor and shaving gel
• Nail clippers
• Lip Balm
• Cologne
• Hair product
• Lens fluid and holder (if applicable)

The, I didn’t think of that:

• Band Aids. Ouch.
• Safety Pins. Your mother had them, so should you.
• Medicine bottle with: Aspirin, Tylenol, Antacid, and Ibuprofen
• Tweezers. For the odd splinter or two.
• Mints. You will always forget to pick some up at the airport.
• Sewing kit. Buttons are just the beginning.
• $20 bill. For tips.
Tide To-Go stain remover pen. Just in case.

History of the Dopp Kit

The name derives from early 20th century leather craftsman Charles Doppelt, a German immigrant to the United States, who invented his toiletry case in 1919. The kits became widely known during the Second World War when they were issued to GIs, and since then have been a must for every true man.

 
 

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