Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The Group

It looks like there will be 60 of us going to Namibia. 20 people are with Health and the rest are various types of teachers.

60 seems like a really big group!

Sunday, October 23, 2005


Yesterday I went to REI and bought the things I think I will need. I still have a few more items to get -- I'll do that later today.

I was up until 3:00 AM packing the gear that I had. I am using the following luggage:
  • Water proof duffle (3,500 cubic inches)
  • Internal frame backpack (6,000 cubic inches)
  • Day pack (1,800 cubic inches)
Here are the packing rules:
  • Checked luggage can not exceed a total of 80 pounds.
  • I can check at most to bags.
  • The dimensions of each bag must be totaled (length + width + height) and then added together (bag 1 + bag 2) and can not exceed 107 inches.
  • No bag can be more than 50 pounds.
  • I can have at most two carry-on bags.