Clothes list for 10 day SA trip

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I've been to SA three times and have ended up culling the packing list considerably. I'm one of those that takes more Tshirts, underwear, and socks (4-5 of each) than I need to because I like to rotate them while there. Also, most days I'll wear fresh socks for the afternoon hunt. I took a set of base layers in '21 because I thought we'd be hunting my bushpig at night (we shot him during daylight). But it can get pretty chilly in the Waterberg Mountains in Limpopo during that early morning drive and at night.

I've taken a fairly extensive first aid kit with lots of OTC stuff for any ailment which is completely over the top and unnecessary. Usually just leave it with my outfitter. Only things in there I've ever needed were Imodium and Advil. I won't do this next time to SA, but I might consider it in more remote camps.

I also pack a smaller daypack for the truck. A hoody for around the campfire each night is a must.

All of my stuff fits comfortably in a rolling suitcase and an ebags travel backpack. I also use the plastic spacesaver vacuum seal bags to keep everything safe and organized.

And of course I have a color-coded spreadsheet for my packing list, because that's how I roll.
 

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I've taken a fairly extensive first aid kit with lots of OTC stuff for any ailment which is completely over the top and unnecessary. Usually just leave it with my outfitter. Only things in there I've ever needed were Imodium and Advil. I won't do this next time to SA, but I might consider it in more remote camps.
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It is better to have them and not need then to need them and not have them. On my last trip, for whatever reason, I was getting heartburn on a lot of days. Those tiny heartburn pills sure came in handy.

I also left most of the first aid and OTC stuff with the PH. Took only some Imodium, heartburn pills and Advil back for the flight home.

However, I have definitely needed the NyQuil and Halls etc. on other trips. You never know.
 

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As far as meds go be careful, some over the counter stuff is restricted. For example I think benadryl is a controlled substance in Zambia. some of the African members can speak to that.
 

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As everyone has said, pack way less clothing. Daily laundry means packing for a weekend or a month is all the same.

One thing I would absolutely add is noise-cancelling headphones. The level of fatigue experienced from the flight is cut at least in half when the noise of the engines is blocked,. Download some podcasts or music or TV or books or whatever to your phone and the flight becomes even more pleasant.

Crocs are very comfortable but I wear boots and natural fibers on the plane. Odds are approximately 0% I'll ever have to evacuate a plane. Odds are 100% I'll be appropriately dressed if I do. Once at cruising altitude, I take off my boots and spend the flight in comfortable wool socks.
 

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As everyone has said, pack way less clothing. Daily laundry means packing for a weekend or a month is all the same.

One thing I would absolutely add is noise-cancelling headphones. The level of fatigue experienced from the flight is cut at least in half when the noise of the engines is blocked,. Download some podcasts or music or TV or books or whatever to your phone and the flight becomes even more pleasant.

Crocs are very comfortable but I wear boots and natural fibers on the plane. Odds are approximately 0% I'll ever have to evacuate a plane. Odds are 100% I'll be appropriately dressed if I do. Once at cruising altitude, I take off my boots and spend the flight in comfortable wool socks.
I'm glad you answered that stupid question I never asked. I was thinking of wearing boots and then trading off for slippers on the flight. But wool socks would work too. Great idea with the noise cancelling headphones. I'll have to look for some REASONABLY priced set.
 

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I'm glad you answered that stupid question I never asked. I was thinking of wearing boots and then trading off for slippers on the flight. But wool socks would work too. Great idea with the noise cancelling headphones. I'll have to look for some REASONABLY priced set.
I bought some headphones from Best Buy that are decent. Made by soundcore.
 

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Have any of you found headphones that are compatible with the airlines entertainment system?
 

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Cotton is better then nylon for the heat.

I’ve brought merino ping Johns and Henley. I used the top around the fire in the evenings but never used the bottoms.
 

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Have any of you found headphones that are compatible with the airlines entertainment system?
Bose over the ear noise canceling headphones have a slew of attachments that work, even the bluetooth ones have that option. Now, you might have to order the airline interface separately. I am actually using the attachments from the one I had upgraded from (used it for 10+ years).

Or just fly business and use the headphones provided. ;)
 

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For what it cost to upgrade to business I can purchase the headphones, and another one or two animals on my upcoming hunt.
 

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