Equipment

This is a pretty exhaustive list: choose what you think you will need. Those items with a `*' are most important.


 CAMPING/TRAVEL
 
   bowl
 * flashlight or headlamp
   matches
   mug
 * penknife
 * silica gel
 * sleeping bag
 * sleeping mat
   spoon
 * backpack, big or suitcase
 * backpack, small/daypack (sufficient for 3-day hike but _without_ camping equip/food)
 * luggage tags
 * padlock
   riverbag
   sunglasses
 * lightweight mosquito net

 
 CLOTHES
 
   bandana/handkerchief
 * boots
 * field pants
 * field shirts
 * field socks
   rain jacket
 * sandals
   sarong
 * shoes, hiking/running
 * shorts
 * sweater
 * swimming suit
 * T-shirts
 * towel
 * town/fancy pants
 * town/fancy shoes
 * town/fancy shirts
 * town socks
 * underwear
 * warm jacket
 * woolly hat
 
 FIELD GEAR
 
 * binos
   compass
   handlens
 * insect repellant
   leech socks
 * notebooks
   plastic bags, large and small
   permanent marker pens
 * sunhat
   umbrella
 * waterbottle
 
 MARINE
 
   antifog liquid
 * fins (with booties if needed)
 * mask
 * snorkel
   u/w camera housing
   underwater notebook or slate
   watch, diving
   weight belt
 * wetsuit (optional, but rec. for sun protection; lycra or 1-mm neoprene)
 
 
 MEDICAL/TOILETRIES
 
   anti-fungal cream
 * anti-itch cream
   antibiotic cream/powder
   antiperspirant
 * anti-malaria prophylaxis (malarone, doxycycline, daraprim, NOT meflaquine)
   anti-diarrhea
 * laxitive (our most commonly requested med!)
 * aspirin
   comb
 * soap
   ear plugs
   floss
   hand cleaner
   moleskin
   nail clipper
   psudafed
   razor
   scissors
 * sun cream (SPF 50)
   talc
   thermometer
 * toothbrush
 * toothpaste
   toilet paper
   tweezers
 * washbag
 * water purification tabs (vital)
  
 OFFICE/ID
 
 * ATM card
 * health insurance card
 * cash
   credit card
   dictionary
   field guides
   handphone charger
 * novels
   passport photo
 * passport and photocopies
 * pens, pencils, erasor
   handphone
   travellers checks
 * tickets
 * visa
   wallet
 
 TECHNOLOGY
 
   spare batteries
   blank CDs
   camera batteries
 * camera, digital
 * computer power
   computer video adapt
 * computer
   electric plug converters
   extra SIM card
   GPS
   headphones
   iPod/MP3 player
   spare SD cards
   SD to USB
   tripod