Packing list for Fiji

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Packing List for Fiji
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These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Fiji 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 who currently serve in Fiji 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 can always have things sent to you later. You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight restriction on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Fiji.

Contents

[edit] General Clothing

Avoid bringing clothing that requires dry cleaning. Also suede gets ruined here due to the high humidity.

[edit] For Women:

[edit] For Men:

Undergarments. Bring a good number of cotton briefs. Underclothes are very expensive in Fiji and wear out quickly due to hand-scrubbing and humidity. Cotton boxer shorts are not available here.

[edit] All Volunteers

Shoes and Accessories

[edit] Kitchen and Home

[edit] Miscellaneous and Personal Items

Bring along small, but replaceable, parts of your life you don’t want to live without for the next two years. Make sure they are light enough to carry, sturdy enough to last and dispensable enough so that losing them wouldn’t be serious problem. Here are some suggestions:

Hard luggage tends to be cumbersome here as you will not have much room for storage. Collapsible cloth bags or backpacks tend to be more durable than leather goods, which can mold quickly. Once you are in Fiji, you will be asked to travel during training for extended periods of time with only your necessities in one suitcase, so bring one average-sized lightweight piece of luggage so that you can travel light when necessary. You might consider a few waterproof bags—also known as sea bags—for when you travel by boat. You don't big sea bags, just small ones to fit your wallet, cell phone, ipod, etc. for when your traveling by boat.

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