Packing list for The Gambia

From Peace Corps Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
m (added Packing lists by country template)
 
(One intermediate revision not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
{{Packing lists by country}}
 +
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.  
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.  
-
==For Women==  
+
==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)  
Line 10: Line 12:
* Capri pants
* Capri pants
-
==Shoes==  
+
==Shoes==
* Durable shoes for work  
* Durable shoes for work  
Line 16: Line 18:
* All-purpose shoes for walking, hiking, and biking  
* All-purpose shoes for walking, hiking, and biking  
-
==Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items==  
+
==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  
Line 29: Line 31:
* Sheets  
* Sheets  
-
==Kitchen==  
+
==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)
Line 38: Line 40:
* Small plastic food containers  
* Small plastic food containers  
-
==Miscellaneous==  
+
==Miscellaneous==
* Shortwave radio for listening to BBC, VOA, and other news stations
* Shortwave radio for listening to BBC, VOA, and other news stations
Line 46: Line 48:
* 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  
-
* Camera (35 mm compacts are best for travel)  
+
* 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  

Latest revision as of 05:35, 13 March 2009


Packing List for The Gambia
Packing.JPG

Packing Lists by Country

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!
Flag of The Gambia.svg

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

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Tell Your Friends
Navigation
Peace Corps News
Timelines
Country Information
Groups
Help
About
Toolbox