PERSONAL AND CAMPING EQUIPMENT
- Passport (and passport photocopies)
- Flight tickets
- Accommodation bookings
- Money, credit cards, debit cards (emergency numbers if lost/stolen)
- Trip Itinerary
- Travel Insurance policy numbers
- IAMAT policy number
- Health Card
- Driving License
- Travel Guides/maps
- Medications (antibiotics, malaria pills, antihistamines, pain killers etc)
- Rucksack (65-100l max).
- Waterproof rucksack liners. One large waterproof ‘canoe bag’ as a rucksack liner and then smaller waterproof ‘canoe bags’ to put items of kit in.
- Sleeping bag.
- Sleeping bed liner.
- Roll mat. Bring a repair kit.
- 2 Person Tent: lightweight.
- Wicking layers are good for heat and sweat evaporation.
- 2 x T shirts: any.
- 1 x long pants.
- 1 x shorts.
- 2 x long sleeve shirts.
- 1 x warm down jacket (for evenings/to use as a pillow)
- 1 x sturdy, worn-in walking desert/jungle boots.
- Sandals or lightweight footwear for river crossings and resting feet.
- 4 x hiking socks. For jungle, desert, mountain and bush.
- 4 x underwear briefs.
HEAD AND HANDS
- Wide-brimmed sun hat.
- Warm hat for evenings.
- Cotton scarf/ bandana (sweat rag!).
- Gloves. For winter conditions.
- Large bowl and metal mug. Or a lightweight Titanium mug.
- Portable Cooking stove.
- Cutlery: 1 x knife, spork.
- 2 x robust water bottles. On all expeditions I will need to carry two litres of water minimum.
- 1 x Camelbak or equivalent.
- Toothbrush and paste.
- Soap and shampoo: anti-bacterial and biodegradable.
- Travel towel. Sarongs or shermags are great.
- Flat packed Baby Wipes in sealed packets of 20. Bring 3+ packets.
- Toilet paper tissues in plastic travel pouches are best.
- Sanitary products.
- Lip salve with UV protection. The dry wind and sun often causes chapped lips.
- Vaseline Keep readily available to prevent chafing skin and heel friction blisters.
- Insect repellent: Consider DEET or MosiGuard.
- Malaria Tablets if you decide to take them (seek advice from your GP early. Some anti-malarial courses need to commence several days or weeks before departure.
- Aftersun or moisturiser.
- Factor 30+ sun cream.
- Small First Aid kit.
- A waterproof bag or Tupperware box is recommended for your First Aid kit.
- Painkillers, Ibuprofen or Paracetamol.
- Zinc oxide tape and small scissors (cheaper tapes often don’t adhere, Elastoplast sticks best.
- Melolin dressing pads x 4.
- 2 x crepe bandages.
- 1 x triangular bandage.
- Compeed Blister Pads (please note that Compeed produce several similar-looking blister packs for corns, etc. Please ensure you purchase the standard/ original blister item).
- Diarrhea tablets (Imodium or Antibiotic).
- Dioralyte sachets or similar rehydration packs.
- Antiseptic wipes.
- Antiseptic cream.
- Piriton tablets for allergies.
- Eurax cream for bites.
- Travellers sterile syringe kit.
- DSLR, GoPro and compact digital camera with memory cards.
- A digital watch.
- Laptop / Tablet.
- Solar panels.
- A watch.
- Head torch and spare batteries.
- Sunglasses with UV-filter lenses.
- Penknife. Remember not to pack this or other sharp objects in your hand luggage.
- Gaffa tape For emergency repairs to your kit, you can take some off the roll and wrap it around something else in your kit.
- 1 x Karabiner to secure rucksacks.
- Spare boot laces.
- Small Sewing kit for repairs to your clothing.
- Re-sealable plastic bags for dirty washing, rubbish.
- Water purification tablets or Iodine drops as aback up.
- Water filter purifier.