Before we all went we were advised to take some essential items for your journey. Peaceboat Packing List
Recommendations from Zoe:
- Mask, if you are going for a week I would get one with changeable filters.That dust is not healthy!
- Wellington boots (they supply steel insoles)
- Duck Tape (you have to seal yourself into your suit if it is yukky)
- Plastic rain suit jacket and trousers (the mud is toxic and you have to be covered). If you have a cheap shop just get it from there. Good stuff could get ruined.
- Long sleeved quick dry tops, it is getting hot and sometimes you can take off your jacket to work BUT you must keep your skin covered.
- Inner gloves to soak up the sweat.
- Bandana for moping up sweat on your head and round your neck.
- Some people worked with no under trousers, maybe shorts? basically anything that dries quick.
- Wet wipes, there is NO way to wash.
- Food, well kiss goodbye to fresh and embrace anything in a packet. Ours looks gourmet because we only went for a few days and divide up carrying the food between 7 hyper organised people!
- You need something to cook on. (Camping stove & gas)
- Cup, eating tools.
- Head light (spare batteries).
- Water bottle, carry your water. You can drink it there, but… Plus they told us we should be prepared for another earthquake and therefore have a water supply. I took my camel back.
- Little day pack.
- Bedroll, the best you can have (thermarest?) you are sleeping on a floor. Light wait sleeping bag. Depends how well you sleep. I sleep on concrete.
- Earplugs, eye mask SNORING bad!
- Solar recharger? There is NO WAY to recharge anything.