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Great blog!I also take a swag, cheap sunnies, i pod and gumboots.Bore water, dry heat & the sun makes my hair go dry, so leave in conditioner/treatments is good to take.A UHF radio can be handy.Closed in shoes are a must but I often find myself wearing rubber thongs walking between the quarters/school room/main house- even at night. What do others wear that can be slipped on and off quickly?
I'm guilty of wearing thongs constantly walking around the homestead, quarters etc!
Great suggestions! Gumboots for sure! When I arrived at my first job last year it was sooo wet!
A battery operated alarm clock(remembering to pack replacement batteries as well) is a must because many stations use generators for power so if it surges or is turned off you won't lose time.
A map of around the area or state is always good, if you get weekends off and want to travel around and see what else is around you, you can find some pretty amazing places.
some stations also require you to being linen for bedding, eg. quilt, sheets, pillows, towels. it's always best to have two of each so when you wash a sheet you always have fresh linen just in case. if you also have dietary requirements make sure to let the station know so they can accommodate them or organize how to accommodate it.