Packing list for Ecuador

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This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in [[Ecuador]] 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 restriction on baggage. If you are buying luggage, we recommended that you consider the easy-to-carry variety rather than hard suitcases. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Ecuador, including custom-made clothing.  
This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in [[Ecuador]] 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 restriction on baggage. If you are buying luggage, we recommended that you consider the easy-to-carry variety rather than hard suitcases. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Ecuador, including custom-made clothing.  
Since you may live in chilly mountains, the hot and humid coast or jungle, or a more temperate transition zone, this can only be a general guide.  
Since you may live in chilly mountains, the hot and humid coast or jungle, or a more temperate transition zone, this can only be a general guide.  
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===General Clothing===  
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===General Clothing===
* One or two pairs of nice pants  
* One or two pairs of nice pants  
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* Bandanas  
* Bandanas  
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===For Women===  
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===For Women===
* Six or more bras (available locally, but not good quality)  
* Six or more bras (available locally, but not good quality)  
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* One or two nice dresses or modest sundresses (read above) For Men  
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* One or two nice dresses or modest sundresses (read above)
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===For Men===
* One sport coat (read above)  
* One sport coat (read above)  
* One or two neckties
* One or two neckties
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===Shoes===  
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===Shoes===
(remember that it is difficult to find shoe sizes over 10)  
(remember that it is difficult to find shoe sizes over 10)  
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* One or two pairs of dress shoes  
* One or two pairs of dress shoes  
* One pair of flip-flops (for showers or wearing around the house), sandals (easily purchased locally), or Tevas  
* One pair of flip-flops (for showers or wearing around the house), sandals (easily purchased locally), or Tevas  
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* One pair of rain/mud boots  
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* One pair of rain/mud boots (you can get these here)
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===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items===  
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===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items===
* Shampoo and other toiletries are readily available in Ecuador, but if you use special brands, bring a supply with you  
* Shampoo and other toiletries are readily available in Ecuador, but if you use special brands, bring a supply with you  
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* Makeup (U.S. brands are expensive here)  
* Makeup (U.S. brands are expensive here)  
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===Kitchen===
Most of the following items can be bought in Quito, but they will cost more than they do in the United States and may be of lesser quality. Dishes, eating utensils, and spices can be found locally at reasonable prices. You will receive a cookbook during training.  
Most of the following items can be bought in Quito, but they will cost more than they do in the United States and may be of lesser quality. Dishes, eating utensils, and spices can be found locally at reasonable prices. You will receive a cookbook during training.  
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* Spices (except lemon pepper) are available locally  
* Spices (except lemon pepper) are available locally  
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* Two pairs sheets (full size is recommended) and pillowcases (available locally—prices vary according to quality)  
* Two pairs sheets (full size is recommended) and pillowcases (available locally—prices vary according to quality)  
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* Portable music player  
* Portable music player  
* Charger and rechargeable batteries  
* Charger and rechargeable batteries  
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* Sunglasses (with UV protection-IMPORTANT)  
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* Sunglasses (with UV protection-IMPORTANT)
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*      Laptop computer (very useful for projects and communicating)
* Collapsible umbrella (available locally)  
* Collapsible umbrella (available locally)  
* Combination lock  
* Combination lock  
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* Pocket calculator, if you will need it for your work  
* Pocket calculator, if you will need it for your work  
* Sleeping bag (useful if you plan to travel a lot)  
* Sleeping bag (useful if you plan to travel a lot)  
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* Small flashlight  
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* Small flashlight (a headlamp is better)
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* Small pocket calendar or daily planner  
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* Small pocket calendar or daily planner (available locally)
* Shortwave radio  
* Shortwave radio  
* Swiss Army knife or Leatherman tool  
* Swiss Army knife or Leatherman tool  

Latest revision as of 02:48, 26 February 2010


Packing List for Ecuador
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These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Ecuador 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 Ecuador 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 restriction on baggage. If you are buying luggage, we recommended that you consider the easy-to-carry variety rather than hard suitcases. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Ecuador, including custom-made clothing.

Since you may live in chilly mountains, the hot and humid coast or jungle, or a more temperate transition zone, this can only be a general guide.

Contents

[edit] General Clothing

[edit] For Women

[edit] For Men

[edit] Shoes

(remember that it is difficult to find shoe sizes over 10)

[edit] Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items

[edit] Kitchen

Most of the following items can be bought in Quito, but they will cost more than they do in the United States and may be of lesser quality. Dishes, eating utensils, and spices can be found locally at reasonable prices. You will receive a cookbook during training.

[edit] Miscellaneous

Remember, after training you will have to get all of your luggage to your site by yourself and only a few of you will live in big cities with good public transportation. So if you bring it, you will have to carry it! Big suitcases with wheels don’t work too well on dirt or gravel roads. There will also be many Volunteers completing their two years of service about the time you begin your service, so they will have many items to sell.

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