Haiti Mission Trip Packing List
Suggested items to bring with you:
___ Nice casual outfit for Sunday worship (knee length skirt or modest sun dress for girls, nice slacks/Dockers for guys)
___ Work clothes (long shorts, t-shirts, thick work gloves, work shoes/boots (if helping with construction)
___ Regular shoes (closed toed athletic shoes and hiking/walking sandals if desired)
___ Shower shoes
___ Swim suit (one piece for women)
___ Personal medications in prescription bottle Physical copy of prescription for said medication is suggested.
___ Dramamine/Motion Sickness pills/patches, if needed.
___ Chewable Pepto Bismol (preventative)
___ Imodium AD (if you prefer over Pepto Bismol)
___ Baby powder or Gold Bond (since it’s very warm in Haiti)
___ Extra glasses/contacts if you wear them.
___ Bedding and pillow for twin bed (if coming with a large team)
___ Earplugs/Eye Shades for sleeping at night, if needed.
___ Towel(s) and washcloth(s)
___ Anti-bacterial wipes and/or hand sanitizer (Purell)
___ Lip and Hand Moisturizer
___ Personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, lotion)
___ Neck pouch or belt pouch to carry valuables in.
___ Small amount of detergent for washing clothes (if desired)
___ Bible, journal, devotional material
___ Backpack/Daypack for work site
___ Flashlight with extra set of batteries
___ Sunscreen X 2
___ Bug spray with DEET
___ Snacks (pack in ziplock bag).
___ Water bottle or cup with lid.
Self-Filtering Water bottles now exist at places like Bed, Bath, Beyond or Outdoor stores (Gander, REI, Sun and Ski Sports, etc.). Recommended that bottle filters to .1 Microns in order to remove bacteria. Some models using other methods will filter to .01 Microns which removes 99% of all bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Ideally, lid should be opened without touching the part you drink out of.
___ Clorox wipes
___ Entertainment items for evenings (cards, games, dominoes, book, etc.)
___ Small amount of cash, typically $30-$50 in small denominations for airport food, offering to church on Sunday morning, etc.
Extras (creature comforts if you have room in your bag):
___ Twin size air mattress or camping mat
___ Battery operated personal fan
___ FrogTog or Kool Ties (to help you stay cool)
Word of Advice
Should the airlines misroute your checked bag, carry what is most important to you and at least two days of clothes in your carry on luggage.