"What to Bring" Suggestions
Credit card, we suggest you bring only one
Flashlight or headlamp and extra batteries
Camera, batteries, memory card
Insect repellant with DEET
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
Personal medications, vitamins, (Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate, Tums, band-aids, anti-bacterial ointments, etc.)
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