Kit List

Kit list for Ethiopia

The group will be provided with the following kit:

Hold-all bag – each member of the group is issued with a 60 ltr strong hold-all.
Camping equipment – tents, stoves, bowls, pans, cuttlery etc

It would be a good idea to take the following personal kit (don’t forget you don’t have to have brand new kit and the you should take as little as possible)

A good rule: Only take what you would be happy to leave behind

Another good rule: When you think you are prepared put all your clothes on your bed and put half of it back in the cupboard. (You always take too much)

Lightweight trousers (2) Jeans are to be avoided
Shorts (1)
Walking shoes or boots Wear them in well before you go.  Don’t just take boots
Underwear (6?) You can wash it
Shirts (2 long sleeved, 4 t-shirts) Some long sleeved ones are good for protecting from the sun and insects
Sun hat Especially good if it covers your ears and neck
Warm hat It can be very cold in the mountains
Warm clothes eg fleece It may well get down to freezing in the mountains
Socks Good socks help prevent blisters
Old clothes for working in Leave them in Ethiopia to create room for gifts
Swimming costume
Waterproof top It is the rainy season
Sleeping bag 3 to 4 season- avoid big square ones
Sleeping mat
Tent School will provide
Flip flops Very handy around camp or the hotel
Pillow case Fill it with clothes for a pillow
Penknife MUST be in your main luggage, not hand luggage
Water purification pills
Water bottle
Day sack Around 30 litres. Use for hand luggage on the plane
Sun cream
Personal medicine/first aid For headaches, cuts etc
Torch and batteries
Pen For postcards, diary etc
Camera, batteries, film etc
Clothes washing stuff
Wash/hygiene kit
Sarong/ Towel Sarong can also be used as skirts, shawls etc
Address book
Money Emergency Dollars?
Money belt


It is NOT a good idea to take:

Expensive kit
Jewellery It might get stolen or lost
Mobile phone They don’t work in most of the areas we are going to
Revealing clothes You will upset people if you show too much flesh
Lots of things You have to carry it

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