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Author Topic: Luggage and packing  (Read 1925 times)

Offline beeskneesburke

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Luggage and packing
« on: December 01, 2013, 12:20:04 PM »
Hey!

My main question is what kind of luggage to bring? I don't currently have luggage and need to purchase some--please let me know what sizes and brands have worked for you!

Also, Peace Corps has a great packing list, but is there anything you'd recommend that you really valued having, not on the list? 

Offline jlmanzak

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Re: Luggage and packing
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 12:47:47 PM »
Eagle Creek has really great, sturdy luggage of almost any shape, size and design you want, and they offer a 50% discount for PCVs. Go to https://proshop.eaglecreek.com/ and send them a request telling them you are a PCV.

Offline shawn

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Re: Luggage and packing
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013, 08:37:05 AM »
Second on the Eagle Creek! Great Brand.

I would also suggest you look into non-hardcase/rigid luggage. That is, pack more things like duffels and the like. Rolling suitcases are great for transit, but don't roll so well everywhere.

Also, I'd recommend a backpack for small-trip use. We have a thread from a while back: http://peacecorpsforum.com/index.php?topic=12.0
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Offline AntKristi

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Re: Luggage and packing
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 08:37:50 PM »
#1 item I'd recommend taking: medicated Chapstick.  Whether you're going somewhere crazy hot or stupid cold, you'll be grateful for it, trust me.  Take a whole box of them.   :)
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