Holiday gift ideas for your favorite road warrior: 2

December 22, 2013 - By Christian West

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Travel without our favorite gadgets? No thanks.

Check out our second installment on must-bring travel gear and other trip essentials – contributed by another intrepid AS Solution seasoned traveler. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see what he packs into his checked luggage, too.


  • Noise-canceling Bose headphones
  • Pens: 3 to 4 nice pens, 1 tactical pen, 1 highlighter, and 1 sharpie
  • Small itchy scratchy kit: Advil, Tylenol, Band-Aids, mole skin for blisters, eye drops, and chap stick/
  • Small trauma kit: tourniquet, CPR mask, gloves, gauze pads, and Kirlex gauze
  • Germ-x hand sanitizing wipes
  • Cables: 1 computer charging cable, 2 cell phone cables, car charger for cell phone, portable speed charger for computer/cell phone
  • Hot spot
  • Portable computer camera with mic
  • Passport with vaccine yellow card for secondary identification
  • Computer and mouse
  • Surface 2 RT for details when doing advance
  • Back up cell phone
  • Battery kit with 4 AA’s, 4 AAA’s
  • 3 USB sticks
  • Multi-plug adapter for overseas and a small strip cord that can take 4 extra plugs
  • Small monocular
  • 3-inch LED flashlight
  • Business cards
  • Smartphone with apps
    • FlightAware
    • Currency converter
    • Flashlight-X as a backup flashlight
    • Fly Delta
    • Fox News
    • USA Today
    • CNN
    • OneNote for advance doc storage and for my advance
    • Skype
    • World Clock
    • Weather channel

Packed into luggage

  • Leatherman Raptor Medical scissors
  • Med kit
  • Bag full of baby wipes

Christian West

Founder and CEO

Christian has been active in the executive protection industry since the late 1980s, when he worked for Danish musicians who relocated to Hollywood. Upon returning to Denmark, he founded his own EP company, which he quickly grew into Scandinavia’s largest, before it was acquired by Securitas.

Christian founded AS Solution in 2003, and again in 2009 followed his international clients to the US, where he is now based. An active member of ASIS and a leader in the corporate executive protection industry, Christian has personally planned and led high-profile engagements in over 76 countries for a wide variety of corporate and high net worth individual clients, including the international roadshow for the biggest IPO in history.