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WHILE WE CAN'T TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT TO PACK, WE CAN HELP GIVE SOME SUGGESTIONS.

Sometime's it's hard to picture what you're going to need. Together with the help of our guides, we put together a sample list that can help for almost anywhere you go!

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WHILE WE CAN'T TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT TO PACK, WE CAN HELP GIVE SOME SUGGESTIONS.

Sometime's it's hard to picture what you're going to need. Together with the help of our guides, we put together a sample list that can help for almost anywhere you go!

THINGS WE THOUGHT ABOUT:

- Items focus on Versitility. So to make the most of your trip (Getting into clubs, bars, etc..) you'll want to look good, but also be comfortable.

- Items focus on carrying weight. The last thing you want is tocarry a huge suitcase around cobblestone streets.

- Items account for temperature changes and comfort.

The following guide is based on what to wear, in general, for Europe. It focuses on fashion and a temperature of 40-70's F. However, you can easily apply this advice to anywhere in the world... Just make sure to account for the weather.

BLACK CROW PACKING GUIDE

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2-3 pants
2 jeans, 1 chinos. You'll wear jeans almost everyday, so try to get a nice pair.

5-6 pairs underwear and socks

The first thing to go bad (smell wise) is always underwear and socks... aim for more pairs.

4-5 tee shirts

Sub 2 tees for 2 long sleeve shirts in fall-winter. If traveling for a while, aim for shirts without logos or patterns. It will make it less obviously that you're washing and reusing the shirts in photos.

2 dress shirts

Wrinkle free, or have patterns that hide wrinkles well. For women, a nice dress or two will work.

1 belt


2 shorts

In spring-summer, different colors. Men avoid cargo shorts.

2 shoes / 1 flip flops

Flip Flops are really only for the beach, but can be used alround the hotels as well.

1 hoodie

GREAT for a cold plane ride!

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Toiletries
In a toiletries bag. Waterproof with a little hook to hang it. If you forget something, don't worry... very easy to buy new toiletries.

Medications

If needed - in toiletries bag

Quick dry fold up towel

While most places will most likely have towels, the quick dry towel helps in a lot of other situations.

Travel lock

You probably won't need this, but better safe than sorry.

Day bag

Small bag to carry water, snacks, and light daytime stuff.

Rain coat or poncho or super small umbrella

Have in day bag.

1 jacket

In fall-winter

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Passport
With back up passport photos (in case you lose it... please don't lose it)

Phone charger converter

Check the country and see what type of outlets they use. If you forget, no worries... airports always have converters.

Battery pack

Can be helpful. It's nice to know that you don't have to worry about finding an outlet.

Water bottle or camel pack

In day pack. Will avoid paying a TON for bottled water... it really adds up.

Camera

or GoPro or even a phone usually works fine.

Headphones and ear plugs

Ear plugs are a lifesaver at night when the random snooring happens.

1 book (read it and leave it)

A common backpacker practice is book exchanging. Can be a lot of fun.

Airplane head pillow

Helps make the flights more comfortable.

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Kilimanjaro Gear
In addition to the stuff listed above, you'll need some things for the extreme natures of Kilimanjaro. Check out the FULL gear list here.

Insulated Jacket (synthetic or down), Top Protective rain/wind Jacket Layer, and Midlayer/Baselayer

Top layer blocks the wind, middle (or down) traps the heat, base keeps the sweat off and away from you (Long Sleeve Merino wool shirt). This is very important as Kilimanjaro can be brutally cold and extremely hot on the same day.

Mountaineering Pants, Hiking pants (with zipoff legs), and a fleece bib

The fleece bib and Mountaineering Pants will keep you warm in even the coldest conditions, while the hiking pants are good for all purpose day climbing.

Trekking Poles

Irreplaceable on long hikes.

A good pair of warm boots, with merino socks

The summit is extremely cold with the day hikes can be very hot. Merino wool helps wisk sweat while providing optimal warmth.

Day Pack with water bottle and plenty of snacks

The porters will carry your main bag, so you'll only need to worry about carrying your day items for the hikes.

Warm gloves, A face buff, and a warm hat

Kilimanjaro can get quite cold, please be prepared. A Buff (Polar Reversible buff) is priceless.

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