My Packing Fashion
Keep it up each time attainable and put together like a Woman Scout ( I didn’t earn my nickname, World Woman Scout, for nothin’).
In my former luxe journey author life, there was hardly ever a state of affairs the place my each whim wasn’t inside a telephone name’s attain. As I embrace a extra tough and tumble, lowbrow way of life as a volunteer traveler this yr, I’ve discovered to benefit from each sq. inch of my baggage.
Projected sunscreen, repellant and pocket knife wants have dictated whether or not to verify or not verify baggage, and fortunately, I’ve standing on a number of airways, so I’ve been in a position to keep away from checked bag charges (knock on all laborious surfaces) to date.
Right here’s what I can’t dwell with out whereas volunteering
- A replica of my passport and additional credit score/debit playing cards.
- BlackBerry Tour with World Electronic mail (It prices about $2 a day and provides me electronic mail and web entry virtually anyplace on the planet.)
- Bug repellent
- Duct tape
- First Assist package
- Flash gentle (I’ve a small handheld flashlight and a Petzl headlamp)
- Flip flops (for any funky bathe eventualities)
- Headset for Skype
- Mountain climbing boots (or different sensible pair of sneakers)
- Jar of peanuts or peanut butter
- Laundry detergent (powder) and a line
- Netbook and thumb drive (I again up vital paperwork on a thumb drive and maintain it in a separate place)
- Pocket book/pen (Nothing beats good ‘ole journaling)
- Powermonkey eXplorer solar charger
- Rain gear
- Rechargeable batteries/charger (if essential to pack batteries)
- Sleep sack
- Solar block
- Sun shades
- Surge protector
- Bathroom paper (even a small pack of tissues has gotten me out of some less-than-savory lavatory conditions)
- Voltage converter
- Water bottle (reusable)
- Ziplock baggage
Imagine it or not, I can pack all of these things plus sufficient garments to put on (I imply, recycle) for 3 weeks within the contents of a carry-on sized duffel bag and a backpack. Volunteers, what sort of issues do you pack when house is a premium and facilities are scarce?
It is also vital so join a superb journey insurance coverage plan, one thing like World Nomads, as you by no means know what might occur whereas away from dwelling.