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{{Packing lists by country}}
This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in [[Honduras]] 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 80pound weight restriction on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Honduras.
Your clothes should be sturdy enough to hold up under rough wear and laundry techniques and free of the need for ironing.  The amount of professional versus casual clothing you bring should be based on personal preference and on the type of work you will be doing. For example, a water and <span class="plainlinks">[http://goo.gl/SpScT<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important;  background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia</span>] sanitation Volunteer probably needs more casual clothes for work than does a small business Volunteer. Shorts are acceptable in limited circumstances, but especially in larger towns and for athletic activities. Women, however, should also bring sweatpants that are comfortable to work out in. Note that big and tall sizes are often difficult to find in Honduras, as are women’s shoes larger than size 8 and men’s shoes larger than size 10-1/2. Because there are many good tailors and seamstresses in Honduras who can make many styles at a reasonable price, you may want to bring patterns or pictures of clothing that they can copy or adapt for you.
===General Clothing ===
* About 20 tops, including button-down shirts or nice blouses and casual shirts (polo shirts, tank tops, T-shirts), a few of them long sleeved
* One or two sweaters or sweatshirts
* Appropriate socks for all your shoes, at least 10 pairs
* Two-week supply of underwear
* One or two swimsuits
* Rain gear (poncho or raincoat)
* Light jacket or windbreaker
* Caps and hats (for both sun protection and warmth)
* Bandanas
* Belts or suspenders
* Clothes for running, if you run
===For Men===
* Five to eight pairs of pants for work (nice jeans or khakis), two or three pairs of dressy pants (nice khakis are suitable), and two or three pairs of casual pants
* One or two pairs of fairly long shorts
* One or two ties and a sport coat for formal occasions (can be worn with nice khakis)
For Women
* Three to six pairs of pants for work (e.g., khakis)
* Two or three pairs of casual pants (e.g., jeans)
* One to four pairs of long shorts
* One to three skirts or dresses
* Two dressy outfits for formal occasions
Note: Pants are just as acceptable as dresses or skirts with blouses.
===Shoes ===
* One or two pairs of sturdy, comfortable shoes for work, depending on your project
* One pair of hiking boots or Vibram-soled shoes (Honduras is wet and muddy in the rainy season)
* One pair of running shoes, if you run
* One pair of comfortable casual shoes
* One pair of dress shoes
* Flip-flops (can easily be bought in Honduras)
===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items===
Most items can be purchased in Honduras, but you might want to bring a start-up supply of soap, shampoo, shaving cream, etc. If you have particular needs <span class="plainlinks">[http://goo.gl/SpScT<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important;  background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia</span>] with regard to cosmetics or soaps because of allergies, bring a supply of those items. Women who prefer a brand of tampon other than the Tampax provided by the Peace Corps should bring their own supply.
A wide variety of kitchen supplies, foods, and spices are available in Honduras.
* Camera, replacement batteries, and film (consider insuring the camera)
* Day pack or small backpack
* Fairly cheap, water-resistant and shockproof watch
* Small flashlight and extra batteries (size AA is easy to find in Honduras)
* Money belt or fanny pack
* Pillowcase(s) (can buy in country)
* Multiple-utility pocketknife (Swiss Army type)
* Two flat sheets or a set for a double bed (can buy in country)
* Small travel alarm clock and extra batteries
* Sturdy backpack or duffel bag for three-to-four-day trips
* Pocket-size Spanish-English dictionary
* Fast-drying towels (two bath towels, one beach towel, one hand towel, and two washcloths)
* A few U.S. dollars for your first few days in-country
* Backgammon and other travel games
* Good scissors (can buy in country)
* Inexpensive jewelry (can buy in country)
* Small iron (can buy in country)
* Journal
* Light, stuffable (preferably waterproof) sleeping bag with a pad
* Photos of family and friends
* Radio (including shortwave) or cassette player with electrical cord and extra batteries or rechargeable batteries (can buy in country)
* Simple tool set
* Small sewing kit
* Start-up supply of stationery, pens, etc. (can buy in country)
* World map or lightweight atlas
* Plastic food storage bags (can buy in country)
* Luggage locks
* Good-quality water bottle
* Binoculars
* Project-specific books (e.g., for identification of trees, medicinal plants, birds)

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