Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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7 multi-purpose items for packing

Posted on November 3, 2010 | Travel TipsNo Comment

When you confirm your travel to any destination, the first thing that comes to your mind is which useful items you should pack along with the clothes and money. While you are thinking about these items, you also need to take care that the airlines now a days have come up with many limitations regarding how much luggage a traveler must carry. So, to make your task easy, here are some most useful items that you must carry because of their multipurpose uses. Finally, this inspired idea will ensure that you have all that is required but still not making your luggage heavy. So, continue reading!

Quintuple survival tool

This amazing gadget weights only 50 grams, but it is useful for many purposes. How? Well, it comprises of compass, signal mirror, waterproof matchbox, safety whistle, and fire starter flint. Now, you can understand why this is a stunning multi-purpose tool.


You will think that I am crazy to say this one. But believe me; these are a Multi-purpose items while you travel. It is beneficial in the sense that it can be used for cleaning your face besides hair, washing your clothes, washing body, and washing dishes. You are yet not awakened to the fact that a shampoo has the power to prove itself much more effectually for these daily tasks. Now, the question is what kind of shampoo shall be chosen? Well, go for a mild shampoo that can cater to all of your hygienic requirements.

For body, a mild shampoo works as a soap that is also perfect for our face. In case of clothes, it does not only cleanse them, but also makes them smell good. Dish washing is also one of the tasks of a shampoo, but the thing is that your hotel should be terrible in hospitality.

Trail guide compass watch

Okay, we all know that this one provides the major function of leading one in the right direction. However, not note that this one has many more usages. First, it can be used as an alarm to make you wake up early after which you can comfortably visit all the sights of interest without any lack of time. Second, it can act as a thermometer that can let you know the temperature for wearing the apt clothes. Third, it is also an Altimeter for measuring the elevation where you are standing while you are hiking or climbing. Lastly, it is also a good timer.

Waterproof Pelican dry case

This one aids in protecting your things that are not supposed to get wet. The case not only takes care of small things such as socks, but is also sized enough to accommodate your precious things such as cameras, cell phones, and other electronic gadgets. Even small cases are available, which are most suitable for the small requirements of the backpackers. Further, you can use it also as a meal box while you are on a long tour or bus ride. Ideally, snacks such as chips can be best preserved in this box. Lastly, this tool can also keep your clothes dry.

Credit card survival tool

This one is made from stainless steel and offers 11 various uses. It is surely an economical buy that aims at covering your credit cards. At a time, it can act as a ruler, can opener, bottle opener, screwdriver, 2 position wrench, 4 position wrench, saw blade, butterfly screw wrench, knife edge, and key chain hole.


This is a fabric that can be used for several purposes. You can decide to use this as a towel, a curtain by suspending it to maintain your privacy, a bed sheet or blanket, a picnic blanket, or as a beach mat. Lastly, you can even join the ends to form a bag. How nice!

Safety pins

These are mostly used for holding the clothes together. However, there are some more uses of it. Replace the needles with these pins as the former are thornier and add to the zip of your bag as a security medium. And yes, if you are using a dental floss, these pins are of great help. After using the strips of the floss, tie them with the safety pins leaving them to hang without any concerns of their falling.

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