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Packing List & Other Suggestions From Previous Trip Members

  • Zip-lock bags
     
  • Wash clothPacking suggestions for Mission trips.
     
  • Bar soap and shampoo
     
  • Light weight clothing, scrubs are useful for clinic (No shorts in the clinic) Consider bringing old clothes to leave behind.
     
  • Consider spraying your clothes with Permethrin before leaving. It is an excellent insect repellent and lasts through several washings.
     
  • Bring COMFORTABLE shoes
     
  • Small fanny or backpack to carry belongings back and forth to the clinic
     
  • Baby wipes for using in the clinic
     
  • Small token gifts for translators and other helpers you work with during the clinic
     
  • Don't pack things on the bus if they are not yours.
     
  • Small bills for exchanging currency (Not travelers checks)
     
  • Pens and clip boards
     
  • Snacks, power bars, etc.
     
  • BE AWARE, days are LONG, hot and continually busy so bring supplies to be prepared!
     
  • Please DON'T give away left over lunches unless you are ABSOLUTELY SURE everyone else on the team has already eaten!!
     
  • Plan to always stay WELL HYDRATED. This should begin a few days BEFORE YOU LEAVE and during the flight as well as while you are there.
     
  • Use NIX crème rinse before you leave on the trip.
     
  • Bring insect repellent. At least 20% DEET is best.
     
  • Plan to ALWAYS ask permission before taking photos of any Guatemalans, especially children! (Expect to be asked to pay a small amount for the photo)
     
  • Bring tissues
     
  • Bring your own blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, otoscope, opthalmoscopem etc. They WILL get very dusty and dirty.
     
  • Bring a note pad or paper.
     
  • Bring a flashlight. The power goes on and off, you WILL need it! If you are a provider you will also find a headlamp helpful.

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