Packing list for Jamaica

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* Plastic containers (like Tupperware)  
* Plastic containers (like Tupperware)  
* Plastic storage bags in assorted sizes  
* Plastic storage bags in assorted sizes  
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* Artificial sweetener (if you use it); available locally, but expensive Miscellaneous  
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* Artificial sweetener (if you use it); available locally, but expensive Miscellaneous
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* A good can-opener (seriously, a good one is expensive and hard to find on the island)
=== Miscellany ===
=== Miscellany ===
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*      Windows Laptop.  Lots of work will either require or will be benefited from having a laptop.  Mac support is difficult to find on the island.  A netbook (small laptops with no dvd drive, less processing power, and long battery life) are a well suited an inexpensive option.  If you are purchasing a laptop for service, consider a $300 range netbook.
* Two pairs of prescription eyeglasses (if you wear them; photochromic lenses are recommended)  
* Two pairs of prescription eyeglasses (if you wear them; photochromic lenses are recommended)  
* Sunglasses (preferably with UV protection)   
* Sunglasses (preferably with UV protection)   
* One or two watches (inexpensive, durable, water-resistant) with extra batteries  
* One or two watches (inexpensive, durable, water-resistant) with extra batteries  
* Comfortable shoulder bag or messenger bag (Volunteers often go on short, two- to four-day trips, so bring something you can comfortably carry on a crowded bus)  
* Comfortable shoulder bag or messenger bag (Volunteers often go on short, two- to four-day trips, so bring something you can comfortably carry on a crowded bus)  
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* Therm-a-Rest or other portable sleeping pad (for use when visiting other Volunteers)
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* Therm-a-Rest, hammock, or other portable sleeping pad (for use when visiting other Volunteers)
* Umbrella  
* Umbrella  
* Duct tape  
* Duct tape  
* Plastic water bottle (e.g., Nalgene) or canteen  
* Plastic water bottle (e.g., Nalgene) or canteen  
* Earplugs for sleeping through loud music, roosters, and barking dogs  
* Earplugs for sleeping through loud music, roosters, and barking dogs  
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* Camera and extra film (available locally but expensive)
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* Camera - A small point and shoot should be good unless you are a professional.  Look into waterproof models as well.
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* Portable AM/FM radio, cassette or CD player, or other music player with cord and batteries
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* Portable music player.  iPods or similar mp3 players work well, if they have a radio all the better.
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* Music tapes or CDs (especially important if you are not into listening to reggae and dancehall music all the time)
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* Games (e.g., cards, backgammon, chess, Gameboy or DS)  
* Games (e.g., cards, backgammon, chess, Gameboy or DS)  
* Snorkel, mask, and fins and swimming goggles (if you are so inclined)  
* Snorkel, mask, and fins and swimming goggles (if you are so inclined)  
* Hobby and craft supplies (available locally but expensive)  
* Hobby and craft supplies (available locally but expensive)  
*      Rubber bands and paperclips
*      Rubber bands and paperclips
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*      USB thumbdrive (Try the [http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/Pages/Product.aspx?category=swissflash&product=5301G2&|Victorinox SwissFlash], which is both a flash drive and a swiss army knife]
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*      USB thumbdrive for transferring work files, just ensure your anti-virus software is being utilized (Try the [http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/Pages/Product.aspx?category=swissflash&product=5301G2&|Victorinox SwissFlash], which is both a flash drive and a swiss army knife]
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[[Category:Jamaica]]
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*      External Hard Drive for swapping music and movies to stave off boredom
*      A good-quality multitool (Leatherman or Gerber or Victorinox), with screwdriver and bottle opener.
*      A good-quality multitool (Leatherman or Gerber or Victorinox), with screwdriver and bottle opener.
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*      A good-quality can-opener (difficult to find, or you can resort to the Jamaican method of using a sharp knife and a steady hand.)

Latest revision as of 21:16, 9 March 2010


Packing List for Jamaica
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Packing Lists by Country

These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Jamaica 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 Jamaica 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. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Jamaica.

Contents

[edit] General Clothing

[edit] Men

[edit] The workplace:

[edit] Fieldwork and Recreation wear:

[edit] Women

[edit] The workplace

at least 6 to 8 outfits

[edit] Shoes

Bring three or four pairs of comfortable and sturdy walking or tennis shoes. It is advisable to have more than one pair to allow for a day of “drying time.” Due to the high humidity, clothing and shoes do have a tendency to mildew. Also bring one or two pair of closed toe dress shoes and dressy high heeled sandals. Although Birkenstock-type sandals are nice to have for their comfort, they are not suitable for most professional situations.

[edit] Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items

[edit] Kitchen

[edit] Miscellany

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