Travel Essentials

Medicine:

Insect repellent

Aspirin

Bandages

Water purification tablets (such as iodine tablets)

Prescription medicines and copies of prescriptions (including for eyeglasses)

Sunscreen

Malaria pills, such as Mefloquine, taken once a week, one week prior to trip, during the trip and then for four weeks after returning, Vitamin supplements

Antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea, such as Immodium AD and , Cypro (not to be taken preventatively), Pepto-Bismol (preventative), and rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and salts Motion sickness medicine, such as Dramamine

Empty film containers to store pills

Clothing

Quick drying clothes (like those made of CoolMax) will make it much easier if you are caught in a rain storm or in a hot, sweaty climate. Find the most durable and comfortable clothing.

Warm-weather gear: Shorts and Tshirts for active wear and lounging

Cold-weather wear: Sweater or fleece jacket, long pants (preferably chinotype. Avoid jeans because of their bulk and lengthy drying time)

Rain gear: waterproof pants and jacket Hiking boots or trail running shoes One pair of lightweight shoes or waterproof sandals

Long underwear or tights

Socks, both thin and thick

3-5 pairs of underwear

Hat

Bathing suit

Pajamas

Women should bring a long skirt or dress-several countries either require such clothing (such as to enter Italian churches) or recommend it for cultural respect and safety (as in Muslim countries)

Camping Equipment:

Lightweight tent

Compact sleeping bag

Camp stove and fuel

Water purifier

Eating and cooking utensils Lighter or waterproof matches Flashlight

Pocket knife with scissors

Extra backpack straps or bungee cords

Sewing kit with heavy thread

Nylon rope

Water bottle

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