Packing List- South America

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South America

Packing List- South America Reviews

stellaa stellaa
2 reviews
Packing list Jun 26, 2011
I never thought much about this, but was recently talking with several friends that take regular vacations and asked if they used a packing list and several said they didn't (including me).

That had me thinking, it might depend on if you're a list person or if you just organize your self some other way...
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lparisya lparisya
10 reviews
Sep 23, 2007
I've been to South America three times so far and what you need varies region by region, but I'm going to try and be as general as possible.

Luggage

A structured backpack or sturdy luggage

First Aid Kit

Bandages

Pain reliever

Antibiotic cream

Decongestant

Motion-sickness remedy

Pepto Bismol or Imodium

Antihistamine

Sunscreen

Insect repellent

Burn ointment

Tiger Balm

Documentation

Passport (Copies of Passort)

State ID. (Driver's License, Permit, etc.)

Address Book

Clothes

Warm jacket or wool sweater

Raincoat (Gore-Tex® is both waterproof and breathable)

Sturdy shoes or hiking boots

Thick socks

Flip-flops or waterproof sandals for hostel showers

Outfit for going out (nightlife)

Nicer pair of shoes

Depends what season you're visiting, but South America's climate varies country to country, it can be humid so light clothing, and long pants are recommended to protect against mosquitos.

Underwear

Tank tops or Jersey style tops

Button-up shirt

Running/Hiking/etc. dry-fit clothes

Swim trunks

Women (above applies as well)

Bra

Sports' Bra

Wrinkle-free skirts and/or dresses

Sarongs

Bathing Suit

Tampons, Pads, Midol

Odds & Ends

Maps/Guide Book

Dictionary/Pocket Translator

Towel (Quick-dry)

Paper/Pens/Pencils

Adapter

Converter (to be able to use American appliances)

AA Batteries

AAA Batteries

Digital Camera (if not bring several rolls of film)

Ipod or CD Player

Books or magazines

Energy or Granola Bars
South of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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joesu says:
i didn't had half that stuff and i was fine, there are not underdeveloped countries you find lots of things there as well! sun cream is very expensive in brazil, so make sure you have enough with you, and a roll of toilet paper can be very helpful in some situation!!
Posted on: Sep 24, 2007
Jas1313 says:
Thanks for that!
Posted on: Sep 23, 2007
tracia-ann says:
BASICALLY IPANSYA FROM NY SAID IT ALL THE ONLY THING I WOULD ADD IS .... DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU ARE VISITING BEWARE OF WILD LIFE...IN THE AMAZON (SNAKES) EEEKKKK....THAT WAS MY ONLY CONCERN EVERYTHING ELSE WAS AWESOME...BUT BORN FROM THERE I THINK ITS KOOL....CLIMATE/WEATHER CHANGES ALWAYS JUST MAKE SURE YOU ARE PREPARED...THINK OF BOYS SCOUTTS....ALSO GO LIGHT WITH THE PACKING .... TAKE ONLY WHAT YOU REALLY NEED/REQUIRE....LEAVE THE GELS/HAIR SPRAY/MOUSSE/BLOW DRYER/CURLIN IRONS AT HOME....WASH N GO...HAVE FUN TAKE LOTS OF PICS...
Posted on: Sep 23, 2007
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