What to Bring?

What you need to bring depends on the type of trip you are taking. However, in all cases, we recommend that you pack light. We generally wash clothes as we go or find locals to do it. Please limit what you bring to one carry on bag plus a personal bag such as a purse or small backpack. The airlines now only allow one checked bag and we must bring tools and supplies along, so we will provide a bag for you to check in your name. We will have some space in the tool bags if you need to include items that must be checked like tools, liquids or pocket knives. 

Below is a list of recommended items to bring. Some of these depend on the type of trip you are taking.

HOTEL TRIP (staying in a hotel)

  • hand sanitizer
  • 2 Pair of Work Gloves - one is never enough, cheap ones are great!
  • water bottle (1 Liter Nalgene type recommended) - We supply water, but it is good to be able to carry some to the site.
  • Toilet Paper - 2 rolls - while traveling & at job/medical site - camping type (no-roll) best
  • flash light (small hand held or head band)
  • stomach medicine (Pepto or similar - just in case)
  • wash cloth - the hotels do not provide, so if you want one, bring one.
  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • mosquito repellant (deet)
  • sunscreen
  • aloe (In case you forget the sunscreen!!)
  • boots - or at least closed toe shoes for construction site and hiking.
  • swim trunks - may not need dependent on location and timing of trip
  • poncho or rain coat
  • bible
  • journal
  • pencils
  • camera (disposable a good idea)
  • tooth brush and paste
  • comb
  • small backpack or belt pack (day pack for TP/sunscreen/repellant/etc.)
  • money to convert (for souvenirs, snacks, etc.)
  • passport
  • Good Flexible Attitude - don't leave home without it.

Meds per CDC recommendation - SEE HERE

 
 

HIKING OR RIVER TRIP (Sleeping outside)

  • Good Backpack with straps
  • flash light (hand held or head band)
  • hand sanitizer
  • wipes
  • water bottles (Nalgene type)
  • matches/lighter (in waterproof canister)
  • leather man or knife (in checked bags only)
  • first aid kit (optional)
  • stomach medicine
  • sleep aid (Benadryl works well)
  • spoon/fork
  • liquid or bar soap
  • wash cloth
  • medium towel
  • bandanas
  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • mosquito repellant (deet)
  • sunscreen
  • aloe
  • flip flops or river shoes
  • boots
  • water wick socks
  • wool socks (Cold Weather only)
  • shirt, shorts, underwear (for trip there & back)
  • t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • zipper pants (legs zip off)
  • shorts
  • swim trunks
  • poncho or rain coat
  • bible
  • journal
  • pencils
  • camera (disposable a good idea)
  • tooth brush and paste
  • comb
  • shaver
  • TP 2 rolls
  • deodorant
  • small belt pack (day pack for sunscreen/repellant/etc.)
  • stuff sacks
  • trash bags (for gear cover or pack liner)
  • camping sheet or sleeping bag
  • blanket (cold weather only)
  • camp pillow
  • pad or air mattress
  • money to convert (for souvenirs, snacks, etc.)
  • passport
  • drivers license
  • credit card
  • immunization records
  • trip info to spouse
  • copy of passport to spouse
  • Good Flexible Attitude - don't leave home without it.

Meds per CDC recommendation - SEE HERE