Tight Pants: Packing for Peace Corps Jamaica

Packing for Peace Corps is a tough job. How can you possibly decide what you will need for two years and fit it all into two bags, weighing under 80 pounds. We PCVs in Jamaica thought we would share our thoughts on what you can and can't live without. Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not express the views of Peace Corps, the US Government, or any other organizations named in these pages.

Friday, June 30, 2006

One Last Ting!

Okay, so you are in the final countdown, and you've probably packed and repacked trying to get to your 80 pound limit, but here is one last suggestion. It comes from Logan, who will be a PCVL for Environment, so you will get to know him well. He's been on island two years now, lived through multiple hurricanes and Spanish town shootouts, so he knows the ropes. He says:
"The Eton FR300 is a awesome radio.  It is battery/crank/AC adaptor (not
included) charged and the best thing is that is can charge your cell
phone too! This is great during hurricane season and the rest of the
year when there isn't light".

So even if you have someone send you this one in your
first care package, it's worth it!


At Wednesday, July 05, 2006 4:12:00 PM, Anonymous Kaelyn said...

I fully endorse this item. In fact I'm getting one for my birthday. I'm super excited about being able to crank charge my cell phone!

At Thursday, March 06, 2008 12:22:00 PM, Blogger Scott said...

Why were you limited to 80 lbs?

according to Air Jamaica you are allowed 2 50 lb bags checked, and 1 30 lb bag carry on. Have the allowances changed since you were there?

At Thursday, March 06, 2008 9:35:00 PM, Blogger Shane and Kaelyn said...

With Peace Corps they put people on American carriers, so you fly American Airlines, not Air Jamaica. But it may be 100 pounds now. Also, the Peace Corps may have the 80 pound limit because they know people might go over. Not really sure.


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