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How do I travel to an island with oxygen tanks? Or do I bring the machine with the long hose with me instead along with small tanks . If I go for 8 days what will I need and how many?

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    1. Hi Tom - so glad to hear you're still exploring the site. We do try to cover most topics that are directly or even indirectly related to COPD.
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  2. Thank you so very much for the info.

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  3. Hi Beverly, and thanks for your post. You've posed an excellent question!
    Traveling with oxygen is certainly do-able but requires some planning ahead of time to make certain one has everything they will need for the trip.
    The decision you make will depend on the amount of oxygen you use each day, electrical power source availability in the destination location, the length of time you will be away (I see it is 8 days), and the mode of travel (car, taxi, plane, ship, etc.).
    You may also want to discuss these aspects of planning with your prescribing physician.
    We actually have a wealth of material published, right here on our community website, COPD.net), which you may want to use as reference material.
    For your convenience, here is a link to several of those articles which deal with oxygen and travel:
    First, this one, on traveling with oxygen: https://copd.net/living/traveling-with-oxygen.
    Next, this one, on traveling with oxygen, part 5: https://copd.net/living/on-oxygen-on-the-go-part-5-plane-train-bus-or-cruise.
    And, finally, traveling with oxygen, part 4: https://copd.net/living/on-oxygen-on-the-go-part-4-hit-the-road.
    I do hope you find this information to be helpful.
    If we can assist you with anything further, please let me or any other moderator / team member know.
    Wishing you well,
    Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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