Extended travel essentials

I'm planning a 2-4 month post-PhD trip to Southeast Asia, mostly hanging around in Thailand and Bali.

I was wondering what everyone thought were the biohacker essentials to bring with them. What are the things people most useful and essential, that they probably can't find anywhere along the way?

As far as gadgets go, I'll bring my emwave and maybe my zeo mobile. Anything else on that front?

Supplements take up a bunch more room and I'm debating whether it makes to try and bring anything much bulkier like high quality protein powder or MCT oil. What other things are advisable for any length travel that I might have overlooked?

Thanks in advance. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


  • Just take the exotic supplements with you (if you take any). For example, I wonder if you find sulbutiamine in SE Asia. Weigh protein is most likely not available, but vitamin C or multi is ubiquitous.

    Another personal experience when traveling in Asia: I am using earplugs and never thought much about them until I ran out in Japan. There, the earplugs are extremely flimsy and ineffective, so I had to order them on Ebay which took 7 days. Anyway, just one thing that I had not thought about!
  • Awesome. Thanks for the thoughts. I guess I didn't state it clearly, I was asking what was everyone's go-to set of supplements. If you could only stock 5-8 things in your medicine cabinet/kitchen, what would those be? Maybe that's a question better suited for the general discussion section.
  • Fish oil






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  • iodine, coconut oil cayenne powder and good salt for sure.
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  • Magnesium


    Vitamin C

    Vitamin K2

    Vitamin D (might not be necessary if sunlight is abundant)


    Preventing micronutrient deficiencies should be your number one priority.

  • BrianHKerrBrianHKerr Quantified Biohacker

    Chocolate bars.  L-Ascorbic.

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