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A Travel 'Check-list'.
(Long Trip - out of country)
There is nothing more frustrating and irritating than to find yourself in the bush, a hundred kilometres from no-where, only to find that there is something important you did not pack, like a vaccination certificate or a spare mantel for your one and only gas light.
A Check-list is a vital in planning for a succesful Overland Safari.

If you have any questions, or suggestions, contact me at -   umvoti@mweb.co.za

Vaccinations:   Yellow fever,   Hepatitis A,   Tetanus,   Typhoid.
Do a detailed list of equipment, description, number, value of :-
vehicle, cameras, lenses, binoculars, fridge, food, spares and sundry equipment, etc,
as this may be required by customs.
Documentation:
  • Carnet de Passage,
  • COMESA (3rd party insurance),
  • International drivers license,
  • Medical insurance,
  • Passport,
  • Vaccination certificates,
  • Vehicle papers& Police clearance certificate
  • Visas
(Have certified copies made and keep separately.)
  • Cash
  • Credit cards
  • Passport photographs
  • Travellers cheques
  • Receipts of bookings made
  • Telephone list & useful contacts
  • GPS waypoint list & routes
  • Maps
  • Reference books as desired
GENERAL:
Batteries immobiliser
Binoculars
Calculator
Catapult & marbles
Cell phone charger
Fishing gear
Hats
Needle/thread + buttons
Note book & pens
Rubber bands
Small gifts
Pocket knife
Sunglasses
Spare reading glasses
Torch + batteries
LED headlamp + batteries
USB cable connectors for Camera, Cell phone, Chargers, Flash cards, GPS, Laptop, etc
Spare keys for vehicle, padlocks, etc
Useful names, telephone numbers and addresses
PHOTOGRAPHIC:
Airbrush, lens tissue
Batteries and charges
Cameras & lenses
Film & Video tapes
Manuals
Memory/storage cards
Spare batteries + charger
Lens cleaner & tissue
Tripod and Window rest (bean bag)
Basic Toiletries:
Brush/Comb
Dental floss, tooth picks
Face cloth
Foot powder
Hand & face cream
Lip ice
Nail clippers
Toilet paper
Soap/shampoo
Spare tooth brush
Sun block
Toothbrush/paste
Cotton ear buds
Towels
Tampons
Toilet paper
Shaving kit
Vaseline
Wet-ones
FIRST AID:
Consulate a Doctor for Anti-biotic, Malaria prophylactics and other prescription medicines.
Anti-allergy
Antibiotics
Antihistamine cream/tablets
Antiseptic gauze
Antiseptic cream
Bandages
Corenza-C
Cotton wool
Cough mixture
Detol / savlon / TCP
Cotton wool
Cough mixture
Detol / savlon / TCP
Elastoplast
Enos
Eye drops
First aid book
Insect repellant
Immodium or similar
Lip ice
Malaria Tablets
M-chrome
Plasters
Rubber gloves
Scissors
Latex gloves
Syringe/needles/sutures
Tweezers
Vicks
Vaseline
Head ache & muscular tablets (Disprin, Bezenol)
CAMPING EQUIPMENT:
25lt Steel drum
50lt DrinkingKINGWater + pump
Adapter plug
Axe
Bath plug
Camp table
Clothes pegs
Cold box & ice bags
Duckboard
Dust brush
Electric extension cord
Engel fridge
Fire extinguisher(s)
Fire lighters
Folding chairs
Gas bottles (full)
Gas cooker(s)
Glass stands
Matches/lighter
Max/Min thermometer
Mosquito coils
Neon light + spares
News papers
Porta potty
Refuse bags (heavy duty)
Rope & stretchies
Rubbish/refuse/litter bags
Shade cloth
Shower fitting
Sleeping bags & pillows
Small bow saw
Spade
Spare gas jet & jet cleaner
Spare gas washers / mantels
Tail gate table
Tent/pegs/poles/guy ropes
Thermos flask
Torch & batteries
Water bottle
Water filter & purification tablets
KITCHEN:
Milton: for disinfectant of drinking water, vegetables; (table spoon to 50lt)
Tea box with tea, coffee, sugar, mugs, T-spoon
Mugs / cups / glasses / plates / knives / forks / spoons / egg lifter
Braai fork & tongs
Bucket with lid 20lt
Can/bottle opener
Chopping board
Delfoot / Braai grid
Detergent
Dish towels
Folding canvas dish washer
Gas box & plates
Kitchen & bread knife
KIchen scissors
Paper plates
Paper towels
Plastic bags & food bags
Pot scourers
Potato peeler
Spoon & ladle
Table net
Washing powder
FOOD:
As the trip is for a long period it is impossible to carry all we need for that time. At some stage we will have to rely on what we can get locally.
Snacks for travelling: rusks, ginger biscuits, sweets, biltong, etc
Alcohol - your choice: beware as there are customs restrictions on quantity.

MEAT:
[There could be 'Foot & Mouth’ restrictions with regard movement of meat.]
Quantity depends on freezing facilities
Mince 125 grams per adult/meal
Stew   150 "
Wors   175 "
Steak   200 "
Bacon / eggs / fish - as is available.
Beverage & Drink:
condensed milk
cremora
drinking chocolate
milk powder
fruit juice concentrate
Sugar
tea/coffee

Bread, Dairy & Cereals:
baking powder
bran rich self raising flour
bread flour
breakfast cereals
butter / margerine
cheeses
cooking oil/olive oil
crackers
crispy bread
matzos
mealie meal
marmalade
rice / smash
spray & cook
Condiments:
aeromat
chutney
chillie powder
curry
gerkins
herbs & spices
jams & spreads
mayonnaise
salt/pepper
sauces
soup powders
tobasco
tomato sauce
wellingtons sweet chillie sauce

Dehydrated Food:
[for emergenies, light and easy to pack]
beans
broccoli
butternut
carrots
peas
Tinned Food: a selection of choice; as with vegetables & whatever else not on list.

Lentils & Whole moong – if germinated in a bowl (takes about 4 days) excellent for salad or substitute for vegetables.
MOTOR SPARES: Depends on make of vehicle.
Ensure that tyres, and spare, are new.     Fit chevron at back and have safety triangles.
Fire extinguisher.     Check all reflectors.     Get 'ZA' display for back.
Vehicle workshop & parts manual
Body, etc
Contact adhesive
Epoxy steel glue
Fit chevrons & safety triangles
Masking tape (broad)
Padlock for tailgate
Pres-stick
Reflective tape.
Silcon sealer
Silcon spray

Electrical:
250ml battery H2O
Battery charger
Cable ties
Crocodile clips x 4
Electrical connectors
Globes (interior/head /tail lights)
HT leads & LT wire
Insulation tape
Jump lead (heavy duty)
Length electric flex
Multi meter
Spare battery
Spare fuses
Test light (12 v)

Engine:
Engine
Air filter
Fan belts
Filters: fuel, oil
Gasket maker / Gun gum
Hose clamps
Plug spanner
Radiator hoses
Spark plugs

Fuel & oils:
FUEL: 5 J-cans
Siphon pipe
Engine oil 5lt
Gear box/diif oil 500ml
Brake fluid
Grease + grease gun
Q20 oil
Quick start
Silicon spray

Tool, etc:
Assorted: bolts, nuts, washers, self tapping screws
Feeler gauge
Fencing pliers & wire
Few pieces of flat iron
Flat file (large & small)
Hacksaw
Hand drill & bits
Hammer & punch
Long nosed pliers
Plug steel wool
Screwdrivers
Shift spanner
Side cutters
Sockets & spanners
Square sand paper
Vice grip
Waste cloth
Wheels, Suspension, Recovery:
Aerosol tyre sealer x 3
D-shackle
Ensure that all tyres are new
Hi-lift jack & wheel spanner
Puncture repair kit
Sand ladders (best use belting)
Shock rubbers/washers
Spare shock absorbers
Spare tyre & tubes
Tow-rope
Tube valves
Tyre levers x 2
Tyre pump & gauge
Vehicle reflectors:
Get red for the back and white for the front reflective stickers (about 5 cm x 5 cm)   before entering Zambia.   Normal reflectors are considered inadequate. So what if the vehicle looks like a mobile ‘Christmas Tree’,   it could save plenty in spot fines.

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If you have any questions, or suggestions, contact me at -   umvoti@mweb.co.za