Packing list for Madagascar

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This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Madagascar 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 a 100-pound weight restriction on baggage. (Luggage should be tough, lightweight, lockable, and easy to carry.) And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Madagascar.  
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This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in [[Madagascar]] 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 a 100-pound weight restriction on baggage. (Luggage should be tough, lightweight, lockable, and easy to carry.) And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Madagascar.  
===General Clothing===
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* Shortwave radio
* Shortwave radio
* Solar-powered rechargeable batteries with recharger
* Solar-powered rechargeable batteries with recharger
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*      Solar bulbs or/and solar power panels. With a power panel you can charge your cell or any other low-voltage USB-port devices, such as IPod, Kindle, etc. All you need is sun, and that's plentiful. You may want to check the Nokero and Solio products. Peace Corps Volunteers get a 25%-50% discount on Nokero products when they join Market for Change [http://www.marketforchange.com].
* Duct tape
* Duct tape
* Scissors
* Scissors
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* U.S. stamps for sending letters with travelers (and for mailing in student loan deferments, taxes, etc)
* U.S. stamps for sending letters with travelers (and for mailing in student loan deferments, taxes, etc)
* Battery-powered alarm clock
* Battery-powered alarm clock
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* Double-size flat sheets and a couple of towels
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* Towels, preferably of the quick-drying camping variety.
* Sewing kit
* Sewing kit
* Sunglasses
* Sunglasses
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* Sturdy gardening gloves
* Sturdy gardening gloves
* Good-quality large umbrella
* Good-quality large umbrella
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*      Cell phone and charger
[[Category:Madagascar]]
[[Category:Madagascar]]

Latest revision as of 17:38, 27 November 2011


Packing List for Madagascar
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These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Madagascar 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 Madagascar 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 a 100-pound weight restriction on baggage. (Luggage should be tough, lightweight, lockable, and easy to carry.) And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Madagascar.

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[edit] General Clothing

Note: The three ideal characteristics of clothing in Madagascar are dark colors, many pockets, and the ability to withstand rain and mud splatters (i.e., quick drying and breathable). In general, one should dress conservatively. It does get cold, so bring some warm clothes. Do not bring a lot of clothes, just three or four outfits for staging and the beginning of training; you can buy just about anything in local markets.

[edit] Shoes


[edit] Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items


[edit] Miscellaneous

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