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3400RE: [ujeni] Re: Help! Suggestions for to-be trainee?

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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    Sep 13, 2002
      A few more;

      -a traveler's hammock (can get from camping catalogues)

      -seed packets for veggies and herbs to get some variety in your diet

      -freezer strength ziplock baggies in various sizes


      -sleep sheet

      -good combination lock

      -underclothes money belt

      -credit card for emergencies and vacations

      -ALOT of extra passport photos

      and I couldn't agree more about tupperware - LOVED my Tupperware....

      Safe Journey,
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Tighe1 [mailto:junk9191@...]
      Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 3:19 PM
      To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [ujeni] Re: Help! Suggestions for to-be trainee?

      Wow, you guys rock. So many good suggestions. I never thought about
      the bike repair kit. I never thought about bringing toys for the host
      family either! Awesome. I suppose I'll just throw in a few articles
      of clothing and fill the rest with stuff. One thing that several
      people have suggested is a handheld water purifier. You can buy them
      in camping stores, but the one they recommend for africa is $200.
      It's still super small, just expensive. I'm thinking about investing
      in one. Books and music are definitely on the top of my list, and
      I've even found a solar powered battery recharger for about 20 bucks.
      I guess I'm screwed in the rainy season though :)

      Hearing all of your enthusiasm is really encouraging. Despite all the
      problems, I thought the country looked pretty inviting. Everyone says
      the people are super friendly and the country is beautiful. I guess
      you really can't ask for more.

      I leave staging on Oct. 1 for Malawi. Surprisingly, the nervous fits
      I had months ago have turned into pure excitement. I'm ready to have
      an adventure! I'm doing my training in Dedza (sp?) and apparently it
      still has a few modern conveniences. So, if I have internet access I
      will most certainly post. Did anyone who did their service within the
      last couple of years have regular internet access? Or should I just
      assume that will be a once a month luxury?


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