What to take: Gear List Comments Part One

by david on April 23, 2013

It is a pretty good list, but I want to make a few comments about some of the items and add a few more of my own.  The passport is important, but very few people think to make copies in case it is lost, I make two.  I keep one in my luggage and one in my daypack.  In addition to the copies of the passport, I do the same with my credit cards (front and back), flight information, hotel and excursion vouchers/reservations, and anything else, if lost, would give me problems replacing.  I will be renting guns, so I will not need gun cases or cleaning gear.  Everything down to the flashlight is pretty much self-explanatory, but I will devote a separate paragraph to the recoil pad a little later.  I am a little picky about flashlights.  I use the Surefire brand and not much else.  These rascals are tough and have never let me down, no matter how far out in the middle of nowhere I am.  The beam of light is strong and allows you to see at least 50 yards cleanly and clearly, no matter how dark the night is.  For electrical items, unless you are going to bring a regular 110-volt item, a converter is not necessary.  Your cell phone, iPad, camera chargers, and the like, are normally able to convert the local current to what is necessary to charge your device.  It will say on the charger, so double check before you leave.  What you are more likely to need is an adapter for the plug to fit the wall socket.  These are inexpensive and easy to find.  Check with your host for the plug configuration if you are unsure of what you need.

More tomorrow

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