Packing list for The Gambia

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This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in The Gambia and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list!  You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight limit on baggage.
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==General Clothing ==
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This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in [[The Gambia]] and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list!  You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight limit on baggage.
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* Lightweight, waterproof jacket
 
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* T-shirts
 
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* Sweatshirt or sweater
 
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* One or two bathing suits
 
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* Bandannas or handkerchiefs
 
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* Baseball cap or hat
 
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* Jeans
 
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* Lightweight cotton pants
 
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* Lightweight long shorts
 
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* At least one dressy outfit for official Peace Corps functions and outings in the capital (“Western” styles are fine to wear in the capital)
 
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==For Women==  
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==For Women==
* Several good bras, including sports bras (quick-drying, cotton material is best, and dark colors are easier to keep clean-looking)  
* Several good bras, including sports bras (quick-drying, cotton material is best, and dark colors are easier to keep clean-looking)  
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* Capri pants
* Capri pants
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==Shoes==  
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==Shoes==
* Durable shoes for work  
* Durable shoes for work  
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* All-purpose shoes for walking, hiking, and biking  
* All-purpose shoes for walking, hiking, and biking  
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==Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items==  
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==Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items==
* A three-month supply of any prescription drugs you take, to last you until the post can order refills  
* A three-month supply of any prescription drugs you take, to last you until the post can order refills  
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* Sheets  
* Sheets  
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==Kitchen==  
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==Kitchen==
* Packaged mixes, e.g., sauces, salad dressings, soups, soft drinks (some of these are available at local supermarkets)
* Packaged mixes, e.g., sauces, salad dressings, soups, soft drinks (some of these are available at local supermarkets)
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* Small plastic food containers  
* Small plastic food containers  
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==Miscellaneous==  
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==Miscellaneous==
* Shortwave radio for listening to BBC, VOA, and other news stations
* Shortwave radio for listening to BBC, VOA, and other news stations
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* Biking gear such as padded shorts, gloves, toe clips, water bottle, and cage (helmets and repair tools are provided by the Peace Corps)
* Biking gear such as padded shorts, gloves, toe clips, water bottle, and cage (helmets and repair tools are provided by the Peace Corps)
* Small or medium-size daypack without frame  
* Small or medium-size daypack without frame  
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* Camera (35 mm compacts are best for travel)  
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* Camera (35 mm compacts are best for travel)  
* Film and extra batteries (although these are available in The Gambia, they are expensive and are not always of the best quality)
* Film and extra batteries (although these are available in The Gambia, they are expensive and are not always of the best quality)
* Pictures of your home, family, and friends  
* Pictures of your home, family, and friends  
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* Phone card for international calls
* Phone card for international calls
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[[Category:The Gambia]] [[Category:Packing list|The Gambia]]
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[[Category:The Gambia]] [[Category:Packing list|Gambia, The]]

Latest revision as of 05:35, 13 March 2009


Packing List for The Gambia
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These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in The Gambia based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list!
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See also:
Pre-Departure Checklist
Staging Timeline

For information see Welcomebooks

This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in The Gambia and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight limit on baggage.


Contents

[edit] For Women

[edit] Shoes

[edit] Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items

[edit] Kitchen

[edit] Miscellaneous

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