While doing some research on AH for my upcoming trip to RSA (July 13), I have come across many threads about hunting for a newbie. As this is my first trip I am trying to develop a "packing list" for me and my father (His first trip also). We are trying to avoid the, "I packed WAAAAY to much" syndrome. I have read things like, "pack, then take half out and you will have what you need", "wear your boots on the plane so you don't have to worry about possible lost luggage when you arrive" and "Take cotton" (Which is the opposite for Alaska where the saying is "Cotton Kills") and finally, "take darker colors, not necessarily camo, with long sleeve for the mornings". Based on some current inputs that I have received from members via PM, we are looking at: three changes of cloths (wearing one set on the plane ride over) possible on set of light wear long underwear (silks, ploy pro) Rain Gear Fleece type jacket good boots (already broken in) camp shoes for back at the lodge sleeping cloths We will be in SA (Limpopo District) in July and looking for inputs on how to pack. I live in Alaska, so I am thinking my "winter" gear may be a lot overkill for a South Africa winter hunt. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. To those that have already provided me some suggestions, I truly appreciate it!