What to Pack:
When traveling abroad,
one should bring:
- Sheets, pillows,
blankets, and towels
- Pistols preferably
double barreled, pocketknife, and swords
- Fork, spoon, and
knife- eating utensils taken along for daily purposes
- Soup, tea, salt,
sugar chest, tea caddy, mustard, pepper, ginger, nutmeg, oatmeal, sago, and
a box of spices and condiments- the food on the Grand Tour is very different
from what one is used to at home, be prepared.
- Plenty of medicine
including powdered bay salt for the stomach and remedies against seasickness
- Pocket door bolt,
usually no key or lock exists on the doors in foreign countries
- The Gentlemens
Guide in his Tour through France, Letters From Italy (1792-1798),
and The Grand Tour containing an exact Description of most of the Cities,
Towns, and Remarkable Places of Europe, by Thomas Nugent- three popular
guidebooks referred to often when traveling.
- Book of Protestant
Prayers and Hymns
- Notebooks, Crayons,
and pocket inkstand- to record experiences and activities
- Lice proof attire
- Linen overall to
be worn over bed clothing
- Broad brim hat
- Passport holder with
name, rank, and family name
- Eye preservers
- Waterproof buckskin
breeches and at least a dozen strong shirts capable of withstanding horrendous
treatment of the European washers, and any other clothing that you find appropriate.
However, be sure to include at least one formal outfit.
- Pocket sundial or
- A tinder box to light
- Inflatable bath with
Be sure to pack wisely!