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3409Re: [ujeni] Re: Help! Suggestions for to-be trainee?

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  • Kristof & Stacia Nordin
    Sep 15, 2002
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      As PCVs in Jamaica, we also loved our pressure cooker as beans were cooked
      very often. It would be great to have one here, too. Stacia

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Tighe1" <junk9191@...>
      To: <ujeni@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2002 5:52 AM
      Subject: [ujeni] Re: Help! Suggestions for to-be trainee?


      > As I don't have any real idea what my meals will consist of, I'm
      > intrigued with your suggestion. What would I be cooking that would
      > possibly require a pressure cooker? Or is it just the fact that it
      > will cook faster?
      >
      > -Tighe
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In ujeni@y..., "Mary Parsaca" <mparsaca@n...> wrote:
      > > Hi Tighe,
      > > As a PCV in Kenya 30+ years ago, I found my pressure cooker to be
      > > invaluable. When my daughter, Tana Beverwyk-Abouda, went to Malawi
      > as a PCV
      > > she took one along and loved it. It's one way to conserve those fast
      > > disappearing trees in Malawi...faster cooking means less charcoal.
      > > Enjoy every minute.
      > > Mary
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Tighe1" <junk9191@h...>
      > > To: <ujeni@y...>
      > > Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 1:19 PM
      > > 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?
      > > >
      > > > -Tighe
      > > >
      > > >
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