Packing list for Philippines

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===Miscellaneous ===
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* Battery- or solar-powered calculator (if you need one for your work)
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* A computer (Peace Corps will tell you this is optional, but they will also give you most of your technical materials on a USB, so make sure to bring some variety of laptop/tablet/etc. which can read USB flash drives.  Also, a lot of the technical work is a lot easier with a computer, such that the few in our batch who didn't bring one quickly decided to buy one here.)
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* Prerecorded cassettes (bring your favorites; others can be mailed to you later)
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*      Battery- or solar-powered calculator (if you need one for your work)
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* Music
* Recreational equipment such as a Frisbee, baseball glove, or mask and snorkel
* Recreational equipment such as a Frisbee, baseball glove, or mask and snorkel
* Two flat sheets (not fitted) and two pillowcases  
* Two flat sheets (not fitted) and two pillowcases  
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* Three lightweight towels—two bath size and one for traveling
* Three lightweight towels—two bath size and one for traveling
* Your favorite technical books (there are also a lot of technical books in-country)  
* Your favorite technical books (there are also a lot of technical books in-country)  
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* Digital shortwave radio
 
* Small tape recorder/player for recording language lessons  
* Small tape recorder/player for recording language lessons  
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* Camera with silica gel and airtight container to protect film and equipment from the heat and humidity; most standard black-and-white, color, and slide films are available in larger cities, but the quality of processing varies markedly (you can buy mailers to send your film to the United States, Japan, or Australia for processing)  
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* Camera with silica gel and airtight container to protect film and equipment from the heat and humidity; most standard black-and-white, color, and slide films are available in larger cities, but the quality of processing varies markedly (you can buy mailers to send your film to the United States, Japan, or Australia for processing) (Or cities will have places that can print digital photos)
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* Durable, waterproof backpack for overnight trips  
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* Durable, waterproof backpack for overnight trips, and/or a duffel bag for short trips
* Photos of your family, pets, home, etc. to share with Filipino co-workers and friends  
* Photos of your family, pets, home, etc. to share with Filipino co-workers and friends  
* Duct tape (useful for fixing almost anything and hard to find locally)  
* Duct tape (useful for fixing almost anything and hard to find locally)  
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* Sleeping bag, especially if you are assigned to the mountains up north  
* Sleeping bag, especially if you are assigned to the mountains up north  
* Waterproof flashlight  
* Waterproof flashlight  
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* Gifts from another place (known as pasalubong) for host families, such as Uno and other American games, U.S. maps, coloring books, key chains, magnets, pens, chocolate bars, and hard candies (Filipinos love them!)  
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* Gifts from another place (known as pasalubong) for host families, such as Uno and other American games, U.S. maps, coloring books, key chains, magnets, pens, chocolate bars, and hard candies (Filipinos love them!) (Be aware you'll need both gifts for two host families for both welcome and good-bye, though you'll also have opportunities to buy chocolate, etc. in-country.)
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Revision as of 09:58, 3 September 2013


Packing List for Philippines
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These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Philippines based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list!
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See also:
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For information see Welcomebooks

This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in the Philippines and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything on the list, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight limit on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in the Philippines.

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