In National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, we find our hero Benjamin Gates determined to unearth the truth of history. He is the quintessential treasure hunter. Ben's relentless pursuit of the truth is matched by his passion, knowledge and wisdom. He knows from experience what is required to survive the ultimate treasure hunt.
Here is a list of primary and secondary essentials every treasure hunter should pack before a trip.
Passport - This is the most essential document for your international travel and return home.
Cell Phone - When your knees are buried deep in something awful, a call or text from your cell phone could save you.
Hiking Boots - You never know if you'll be in water, in snow or quicksand.
First Aid Kit - Never travel without your First Aid Kit. Those bug bites can be really nasty.
Flares - These can be useful in an emergency situation to garner attention. THey can also be used as a distraction, should you encounter any confrontation.
Book of Trivia - This will help you stay alert and will keep the mind busy. Plus, you can challenge your fellow Treasure Hunters on our favourite subject...history!
Laptop - You need to stay connected. You need access to your files. Riley lives and breathes by his laptop. This one's for Riley. Bring spare batteries.
Journal - Always keep a journal. Clues don't always present themselves easily and you can't keep it all in your hea. Writing a journal can be really helpful. And who knows, it could become your very own "Book of Secrets."
Compass/GPS - A bit of the old and a bit of the new. Your GPS is your best friend when lost in an unfamiliar place. However, a smart treasure hunter always has back-up. Be sure to bring along an old fashioned compass in case your GPS breaks donw.
Bottled Water - The last thing you need is a virus of any kid. Take plenty of bottled water.
Canned Food - Consider it fuel. You can feast and fine dine once the job is done.
Maps - You need maps. You need to know where you are going at all times. You also need to know the nearest escape route.
Treasure Pouch - As you travel across the world in search of treasure and truth, keep your most important items tucked away in your pouch. Riley wears his around his neck.
Lucky Charm - As talented as we think we are, a little luck often helps you out of a tricky situation. Ensure you bring your most valued good luck charm with you.
Harmonica - When you are feeling low or lost, the harmonica can inspire you. Even if you don't play it well, you'll probably be so tired it will sound good.
Bargaining Tools - Be prepared to negotiate for information, shelter, food or even your life. Carrying local currency always helps, so does a watch or jewelry.
Magnifying Glass - Maps, letters and other historical items can be in fine print or distorted. Be sure you don't faily because you couldn't read something.
Disguise - Take a hat, glasses, beard and moustache. You may need to change your look in a second.
Tuxedo - Ben Gates wore his tuxedo on more than one occasion, but always to parties he was not invited to. What better way to 'get in' than to simply 'look good.' Pack it.
Secondary Essentials. Don't ask. Just pack.
4. Credit Card
5. Pocket Knife
6. Listening Device
8. Survival Manual
9. Pack of Gum
10. Golf Club
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets is out now on Disney DVD