Packing list for the Sahara caravan

  • Travel bag or hitchhiker’s backpack (no shell suitcase!)
  • small daypack
  • warm sleeping bag (for up to zero degrees)
  • possibly a sleeping mat (foam mattresses are provided)
  • drinking bottle to hang around your neck
  • long-sleeved blouses or shirts
  • T-shirts and underwear (also warm!)
  • Comfortable long pants or skirts
  • tracksuit or warm pyjamas for sleeping
  • Light hat or soft scarf for sleeping
  • Sandals and good sneakers or hiking boots
  • good socks
  • warm sweater/fleece jacket
  • sunscreen (high protection factor)
  • Body lotion (the air is very dry and the skin dries out)
  • lip balm
  • personal toiletries
  • Women: please think of hygiene articles for possible unexpected bleeding
  • Toilet paper and wet wipes
  • small garbage bags (we leave nothing behind in the desert)
  • possibly a small pillow or cover that can be filled with clothes
  • sunglasses
  • flashlight (head torches are particularly useful here)
  • Possibly a pocket knife
  • Possibly a diary / writing utensils / sewing kit
  • Possibly a few sweets or small items for nomadic children
  • A set of clean clothes for the journey home

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