These are a few of my favorite things

Deciding what to bring with me to Swaziland was difficult. There were too many things I wanted to pack because I had no idea of what I would be able to purchase in Swaziland.

The purpose of this list is to let you know what I use every day and whether or not it is available locally. Swaziland’s G15, I know you are out there. Please stop by and say hello or ask a million questions. And reference the list I made of my favorite items during
PST, because it is different from this list.

  • Command hooks are holding up my bed net and another is used for my keys.
  • A key chain.
  • Lantern with rechargeable batteries.
  • Petzl headlamp.
  • Goal Zero portable fan that doubles as a single charge portable battery that can charge from the sun and electricity. I bought it as part of this kit.
  • Klean Kanteen water bottle with sippy top (excellent for preventing
    spillage, especially on public transportation).
  • Indoor/outdoor thermometer.
  • Good pens.
  • Weekly medication container.
  • L.L.Bean toiletries bag.
  • Celestial Seasonings tea.
  • Comfy flip flops to wear inside.
  • Teva sandals. I have these and these, and both are holding up great after a lot of wear and tear.
  • Pictures of my favorite people and places.
  • Ball cap.
  • Fedora from San Diego Hat Company.
  • L.L.Bean beach bag.
  • Eagle Creek packing cubes.
  • Plastic bowls.
  • Pairing knife.
  • Cards.
  • Quick dry towel.
  • Recipe box.
  • Slim-fitting gardening gloves.
  • Spray to clean my glasses.
  • Multi-charge portable battery. It uses about 20 percent of its charge to fully charge my iPhone. I have this one from Into Circuit.

    Additionally, I regularly use these items that are all available locally at reasonable cost.

  • Non-stick skillet.
  • Wooden spoon.
  • Plastic turner.
  • Plastic spatula.
  • Freshly ground black pepper.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Hot sauce.
  • Peanut butter.
  • Popcorn.
  • Plastic plates.
  • Plastic silverware.
  • Measuring cups, liquid and dry.
  • Measuring spoons.
  • 1 L pitcher.
  • Soap box.
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