Backpacking is a student candy store, but don't get too excited. Before setting up, arrange an "emergency contact list" that will take the student's backpack anywhere to its destination. This includes the people and institutions you should lend a hand in case of an emergency. Stick a tiny notebook with these digits and you will reduce your stress level by 50%.
1. Family and close friends
On the top of your head, these are the people you would be sure to want to stay connected with as they will always be the first to help you when you need to. In particular, your family can send you things you badly need or report to your insurance company if circumstances arise. Also, your friends' contacts will be helpful when your people are out of town or reach.
2. A family and handmade backpack friend
When the unexpected happens to your travel partner, it is better to keep that information without having to wake up or wait for an unconscious friend to provide you with your details. Make sure you inform the family as they can provide additional help.
3. Family doctor
* Knocking on wood… if a medical accident occurs during your trip such as an allergy or other incident, you can easily handle your situation by preparing your family doctor's number. In any case, your family doctor knows your complicated medical history i.e. allergies, conditions, pregnancy, etc. what is the vital information to provide treatment. Most importantly, having this information will help backpack students generally, especially in cases where none of your family and friends can be contacted.
4. Emergency numbers for police, fire and medical facilities (Emergency)
It makes life easier for everyone. By keeping emergency information such as the police and the ambulance of the country of your destination, acting in situations becomes less stressful and painless. For travelers to Europe, there is now an EU-wide emergency number for police, fire and hospitals – 112 (also an emergency number in South Africa). This should be used if and only if there is a real emergency. You can also find emergency numbers in most travel books. So, write it down and add it to your mobile directory before traveling for a quick response from the police, fire department and ambulance. Don't worry about the language barrier as they have English speaking staff.
5. Insurance provider 24-hour Emergency number
The 24-hour emergency number is your peace of mind. For every incident covered by your policy, informing them is crucial before paying for any medical care. If your travel policy covers your valuables, report theft, loss or damage. Consider other insurance information, such as your business name and policy number, in addition to your contact and emergency number.
6. U.S. Embassy
For non-U.S. Residents, this means the contact information for your country's embassy in the country where you wanted to visit. This is your home away from home, your territory in another country, and if there is one place in any country that is sure to provide you with help and advice, it will be kind people from the Embassy.
Traveling alone is a statement of freedom and liberation. So if you are going to do it as a novice, best do it right. You may not know what it is like to be a young traveler in a German city when a modern sledding accident happens and you have no idea who to ask for help. I'd rather not. Listen to the advice and be a smart traveler.