It's hard not to over- or under pack. I've found that when I travel via car I over-pack. Then when I fly, I under-pack because I don't like feeling bogged down by my belongings. There has to be something in between, with a focus on essentials you might need, and wouldn't want to be stuck without. I've spent months thinking about this travel packing list and finding all American made traveling essentials that you'd need for any type of travel you might be doing. You'll be surprised that everything you need is available and made right here in the USA.

Here's our Ultimate Travel Packing List for Backpacking, Domestic, International, and RV Travel with all American made products you'll need for travel. Hopefully, you can use this list to serve as a reference for your future travel adventures.

Did we miss anything in the list? If so, let us know in the comments section. We don't want to be stranded without something.

130 Degrees® Anti-Theft Bag is a fashionable, security bag, perfect for travel. 130 Degrees® produces a series of limited edition bags and several standard solid colors. These bags emphasize anti-theft capabilities with clever design features, making for extremely compact and compatible bags, perfect for travel. These bags can be rolled very small and tucked into a small nook or cranny when not in use.
These American made vegan handbags are comfortable and compact and yet have surprising space capacity. Keep your phone, passport, wallet, cash, and credit cards secure in the security pocket, plus carry a small camera, map, and travel guide in the main pocket. The concealed zippers are under sewn-down flap; easy for you to open, but so exasperating to the pickpocket. There are two sizes of 130 Degrees® anti-theft purse – Tranquility 11 x 14-inches and UnderThere 7×7-inches. These vegan, American made handbags are made in Montana.
130 Degrees - American made Vegan, Anti-Theft Handbags, Made in Montana



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  • Cosmetics BagCinda b offers all the matching cosmetic bags you'll need. They're perfect because they're lightweight, stain-resistant, and easy to spot clean.

Travel Essentials and Packing Guide Travel Case Sets from Cindab

  • Crossbody BagSee our Handbag Guide
  • DaypackMIS Mesh Backpack is a perfect “day pack” great for day hikes or short trips. It's made of 500 denier Dupont Cordura Nylon and has a water-resistant Urethane coating. The heavy military mesh comes in a raschel knit pattern. It comes with a lot of clever design features to be a small pack, yet it still carries all the essentials, and then some! American Made Mesh Backpack - Perfect Day Pack for Hiking
  • Luggage – Tom Bihn Pack-It Cubes and Tom Bihn Aeronaut 45
  • Organizer Set – MIS Organizer Set is something you never realized you needed until you have them! I love using them to travel because I can easily identify where each type of garment is. I use the small one for unmentionables and socks, the medium size for tops, and the large size for bottoms or dresses. Established in Los Angeles, CA in 2014, all of our MIS products are produced at a factory specialized in manufacturing military goods.  All materials, fabrics, metals, webbing tapes, and zippers used in the products of MIS are certified as Mil-Spec (Military Specification) and made in the USA.  MIS fabrication uses the manufacturing techniques even suited for polar regions.  Our products are sturdy but simple, designed for town-use.  The brand name comes from “Make It Simple”.

American Made Traveler Organizer Set - Made in USA - Made in California - American Made Travel Essentials

  • Rolling Luggage – Cindab Carry-on Rolly is a perfect size and weight for most travel.  The bag has three interior slip pockets and an 8″ handle drop, making travel easy.

Lightweight American Made Luggage from Cindab| Travel Essentials and Packing Guide

First Aid, Personal Care, and Beauty Items


  • Comb – We love the Zootility Pocket Comb, that is a multi-purpose comb, bottle opener, and nine other functions. It's the size of a credit card, so it fits perfectly in your wallet. We love this little “Headgehog”!

Gifts For Men | American Made Zootility Tools HeadgeHog Pocket Comb Multi-Tool

Dr. Bronner's Castile Liquid Soap | Made in USA from hemp oil


First Aid and Other Necessities

  • Anti-Chafing – Use either Uberlube or Body Glide
  • Bandaids
  • Blister Care – Band-Aid Blister Block These work very well. If you put them on correctly, they will stay on for days and eliminate any pain associated with your blisters.
  • Bug Spray – Puracy Natural DEET-Free Mosquito Repellent, made with a potent blend of peppermint, geranium, lemongrass, and citronella essential oils to effectively ward off yellow fever mosquitos.

Non-Toxic DEET Free Puracy Bug Spray

Travel Essentials and Packing Essentials List | All Good Organic Hand Sanitizer

  • Medicine – Benedryl, Dramamine, Immodium/Pepto Bismol, Anti-Itch Cream
  • Menstrual Supplies – LENA Menstrual Cup, eliminate carrying bulky toxic products and switch to a menstrual cup
  • Pain Relief – All Good Herbal Freeze comes in a spray form making it easy to use and offers instant relief for tense muscles and joints
  • Skin Balm – Waxelene Petroleum Jelly Alternative is perfect for lips, hands, body and feet and is handy for rashes or skin irritations
  • Wet Wipes – Crystal Essence Natural Mineral Deodorant Towelettes are pre-moistened wipes made with lavender and white tea. They contain no harmful chemicals, aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium, parabens or phthalates and will make surely make your outdoor adventure even better.

Electronic, Travel Necessities and Forgotten Essentials

  • Blanket/Poncho/Shawl/Scarf – Resto Presto converts from small pouch to versatile soft water-repellent thin layer to sit on, sit under, and wear.

American Made Travel Essentials | Resto Presto converts from small pouch to versatile soft water-repellent thin layer to sit on, sit under and wear

American Made Tech and Travel Essentials | olloclip iPhone Camera Lens

  • Cell Phone ProtectorECase iPhone Case has a waterproof SealLock™ zipper and rugged RF-welded seams to guarantee protection. It is made to withstand submersion in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.

ECase iPhone Waterproof Phone Case Reviewed | Made in USA

  • Earplugs and Eyemask
  • Flashlight – Tektite Trek 4 LED Flashlight and Maglite Key Ring Flashlight
  • Headlamp – Even when you’re not camping, having a headlamp is great for reading in bed or during electrical outages. The Princeton Sync headlamp is great because it has multiple settings for brightness for both white and red lighting. The Princeton Tec Sync Headlamp is designed, engineered and manufactured by Princeton Tec in New Jersey, USA.American Made Headlamp for Camping from Princeton Tec
  • Laundry DetergentSoapnuts are a lightweight, long-lasting option for laundry detergent while traveling
  • Mosquito RepellentThermacell provides hours of protection to a 15′ x 15′ zone against mosquitoes, black flies and no-see-ums

Mosquito and Bug Repellent Unit for Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking | American Made Travel Essentials and Packing List

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 Ultimate Travel Packing List | Featuring American Made Products