Here is a list of items that you should pack!
Some info to consider when packing:
Laundry: the field station where we stay has a washer but no drier. You may only have one opportunity to wash, if even that. A local resident who washes clothes may do a bulk load, especially when you return from the camping trip.
Should I bring:
– a sleeping mat: NO
– bug spray: NO
– a water filter: Unofficially, the answer is no. We have been drinking water directly from the river since the beginning of the courses, and have never had a problem, but you have to decide on your own if you want to drink the water directly from the river, or if you want to bring a filter. Water can be boiled at the camp if you want also.
– a day pack: a small back pack as a carryon would be a good idea, that can also double as a daypack when you are out during the day. This should not replace your pack for camping.
– my phone and purchase an international phone service: if you want to buy an international service plan for your phone, it may work on Navarino depending on the provider (we know that ATT works, but it is extremely expensive). I would recommend that you do not purchase such plan; you should be able to contact your family via e-mail.
– my computer: the organizers suggest that you bring your computer to connect to the internet (when it is available), and work on your final presentation. I understand that not everyone has a suitable laptop. Please let me know if you are taking your computer, so that I know if we may be facing a shortage…
Do I need a transformer for my computer?
Be prepared-10kg max luggage weight per person
- Bring cold medicine, and basic over the counter remedies in case you get sick or have an ailment
- Prescription medications – each medicine should have the label directly on the container, a copy of the prescription would be good as well
- Any personal toiletries, e.g., toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo/soap
- No cotton in the field, field clothes should be wool, fleece, silk, or synthetic plastics (polypropylene/ capelene)
- Good waterproof hiking boots
- Sandals or flip flops for around the house and camp
- Long-johns (polypropylene/capelene/ silk)
- Long sleeve undershirt (polypropylene/ capelene/ silk)
- Waterproof rain/wind suit (gore-tex is good)
- Fleece jacket
- Wool socks (several pair)
- Toboggan or wooly hat
- Fleece or wool vest
- Comfortable indoor clothes- cotton acceptable
- Sunglasses (UV Rated)
- Baseball cap, protection from the sun
- Pin drive
- Batteries, (rechargeable w/charger if you’d like)
- Plug adaptor (see next page)
- Music (CDs, CD players, MP3players, IPOD, etc.)
- A pocket journal for writing in the field
- Pens & mechanical pencils
a cup, a tupperware with a lid, along with silverware. The tupperware type container is the best for meals at camp, and it is multi use to store thing you don’t want to get wet/broken.I did not know about this and it is not on the list of items to bring (I have now updated this list).
- Spending Money-$300 is probably a good minimum
- Emergency Cash- $100 not to be spending money
- Money for entrance visa-$100
- Visa or MasterCard atm/debit (no American Express or Discover)
- Small flashlight or headlamp
- Sun block
- Sleeping bag rated to at least 0 ˚C
- Personal hygiene products
- Water bottle (this will help reduce waste on the island!)
- Pocket knife, carry in checked luggage
- Hiking pack-medium internal frame
- Towel for bath/camping
Items we might like to coordinate as a group so everyone doesn’t have to bring
- Good camera equipment
- Water filter for camping
This type of plug is very common in most “universal” adaptor sets.
(Though the diagram shows a circular plug, quite often Type C plugs have a rectangular form factor.)