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Cape Cares

What to Bring

  • Personal medications, vitamins, (Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate, Tums, band-aids, anti-bacterial ointments, etc.)

  • Anti-malaria meds

  • Wristwatch and/or travel alarm clock

  • Extra pair of prescription glasses; contact lens care items

  • Cell phone - may or may not work in country. You can purchase an international calling plan from your carrier.

  • Water bottle - put your name on it

  • Reading material, crossword puzzles, sudoku - "things to do when the sun goes down"

  • Backpack or fanny pack - good for carrying items you may need throughout the day, e.g. camera, tissues, hand sanitizer, pens, etc.

  • Medical and dental personnel - instruments you will want at clinic

  • Passport

  • Driver's license

  • Credit card, we suggest you bring only one

  • Flashlight or headlamp and extra batteries

  • Camera, batteries, memory card

  • Insect repellant with DEET

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat - the sun is strong

  • Bandana - for the dust, or to soak in cool water and wear around the neck to keep cool

  • Los Encinitos and San Marcos teams: There may be sheets on site, but you may want to bring a sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, or air mattress. Bring your own towels.

  • Two or three sets of scrubs

  • Bathing suit

  • Personal toiletries

  • Sunglasses

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