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 Post subject: Please PM or email me your supply and shopping list
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:40 am 
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Thank you in advance. I have been reading earlier forum posts, jotting down ideas. In older posts some members have offered to email lists but when I PM I have not received responses. It would be nice to have a permanent sticky somewhere, maybe there is and I just haven't seen it?

Will be in KTP for 1 week and staying in chalets and tent camps (and a wilderness camp if I am lucky!), driving a rental 4x4 but I don't believe it has fridge, etc. So, will have to rent coolers and lockbox (or buy some such) from the Pick n Pay.

If anyone of you Experts has a master list you keep handy I would certainly appreciate you forwarding it on, as it will help us to double check something we may well have forgotten (or never considered in the first place).

Again, thank you so much.


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FEE is the person to contact - she has an excellent list which she is willing to share. it is very helpful


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 Post subject: Re: Please PM or email me your supply and shopping list
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I can just say that the manager of the Upington Pick n Pay, was so incredibly helpful when we visited KTP.
It was a pleasure to do our shopping there.

I am not a seasoned visitor there, so I will leave others to suggest a shopping list.

Hope you have a wonderful trip. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Please PM or email me your supply and shopping list
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I think a supplies list would be greatly appreciated by a lot of first-timers (especially those of us travelling from abroad who may not be familiar with the range available in supermarkets is SA) - perhaps if someone posted one here one of the mods could be persuaded to add it to the Kgalagadi FAQ sticky? If there is one that's PMd I'd really appreciate a copy. I'd even be interested to compare more than one - see what things are considered vital by everyone and what fab ideas people have that are unique to them - but maybe that's just me!
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Hi there

This is our list from our holiday to KTP in February (we travel from the UK so have to buy everything we need. We have found that Upington Pick 'n Pay is the best Supermarket to get everything you need. Hope this helps :D

PERISHABLES
Sweet chilli sauce (wellingtons) Small
Nando’s (medium or hot sweet)
Mayonnaise
Spice/seasoning (small packets)
Biscuits (chockits, lemon creams, rusks)
Snacks (crisps, sweets, fruit rolls)
Cheese slices
Cheese
Packet sauces x 5
Pasta/rice x 5
Popcorn/beans 5 x 0.5kg (for bean bag – can be left at reception for crèche at end of trip)
Butter/spread
Oil (small bottle)
Tin tomatoes – chopped/onion/herb x 2
Tinned creamed sweetcorn x3 (small)
Coffee
Milk x8 250ml (to be frozen)
Eggs x18
Onions
Tomatoes
Potatoes
Butternut
Peppers
Salad
Corn on the cob
Gem squash
Mushrooms
Bread (sliced, rolls)
Wraps
Part cooked bread, ciabatta,

Meat for 9 nights:
Bacon (36 slices)
Steaks
Chicken breasts
Chops (lamb and/or pork)
Sausages/ Russians

Biltong
Snacks/sweets
Tinned Fruit
Custard/Desert stuff
Tea (take with)
Hot chocolate (take with)


NON PERISHABLES
Boxed fruit drinks x 42 (7 packs)
Coke 4 x 2lts.
Sprite x 2lts.
Schwepps Grenadilla x2l
Water 6x 5l (+ 2 small bottles for refilling)

Charcoal (normal) x3
Fire starters x2
Matches
Tin foil x2 (heavy duty)
Containers (plastic or tin)
Tabard/peaceful sleep
Serviettes/kitchen roll
Plastic zip lock bags (take with)
Rubbish bags to use in car etc

ALCOHOL
Amarula
Hunters x 12
Savanna x12
Lager x 24
½ brandy
Whiskey/Rum
Ice

KTP – 2R

Firewood
Anything else we have forgotten

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The stuff of daydreams ... - Kruger
Kalahari Dreamin' - KTP
Just What the Doctor Ordered - West Coast, Augrabies, KTP


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 Post subject: Re: Please PM or email me your supply and shopping list
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Ooh, that all sounds yummy, but you forgot a nice dry white wine!!! :lol: :lol:

Very helpful list, and otherswill probably add to it. :dance:

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Thanks for responding! My mouth is watering...
Mez

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July 1st & 2nd Mata Mata
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 Post subject: Re: Please PM or email me your supply and shopping list
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Hi all, thanks for the list of foods above. We will be leaving in early September for our third time in Southern Africa. I'm not an expert yet, however, these are our must-have, must-bring items for a pleasant trip. Some things we are bringing with us from CA, such as coffee and tea, because we like what we like and we are that spoiled! bTWColeman makes a great foldable toaster to put atop the gas burner. We have used it with great success every trip and it makes dry bread more appealing. We are renting a Toyota Hilux 4x4 in Windhoek and will do a 38 day loop starting in KTP, CKGR, the pans, Moremi, Caprivi, Etosha. So my DH is doubting at all this will fit into our luggage. HA, and he is the master packer. I will let HIM figure that out.
So whattdya all think? :gflower:

AFRICA PACKING LIST

Bring your older suitcases. They will be your closet on the back seat of the car.

Clothing for all temperatures between very cold to very hot:

For cold days:

Warm down jacket
Hat and gloves
Scarf or buff
Fleece jacket
Windbreaker jacket
Warm sweater
2 long pants
Warm socks
Thermal underwear can double as PJ's
Sweat pants and top can double as pajama
Sneakers/tennis shoes or light hiking boots

For hot days and in-between temps:

4 T-shirts
2 shorts or skorts
2 sun dresses
1 capri pants
1 bathing suit
1 T-shirt and soft shorts as pj's (so you can walk to BR without having to get dressed first)
Cap or sun hat
Underwear and bras
Light socks
Sandals, flip flops or tennis shoes

Personal:

Sunglasses and spare glasses
Sunblock face and regular
Earplugs
Personal wipes
Normal wipes
Doggie poop bags ( none see-through, for TP in the bush)
Moisturizing lotion face, hands, and body
Hand sanitizer
Shampoo and conditioner ( can be bought in Windhoek, too)
Soap in a soap dish ( and extra bars)
Shower cap
Nail clippers
Tweezers
Shaving mirror
Shaving cream
Hairbrush
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Chap stick
Q-tips
Plastic flip-flops to wear in public showers
Shower bag or caddy( foldable bag to carry toiletries and fresh clothing to shower)
Washcloths
Panty liners
Extra Towels
Cooling Neck bandana for hot days
Fuzzie for seatbelt
Kindle loaded with books
Binoculars
2 handheld flashlights
3 headband lights
Deck of cards


Photography:

2 cameras
2 Extra batteries
Lenses and filters
Memory cards
Cleaning cloth and solution
Mac computer
Monopod
Window clamp
Battery chargers for each camera
2 Battery chargers for car cigarette lighter


Kitchen and Food:

Gas stove toaster
Garlic salt and Season All
Egg drop soups
Knorr Gravy
Splenda packets and tablets
Snapple packets
Garlic mashed potatoes
Jar of Instant coffee
Instant coffee packets
Lipton's tea bags
Camomile tea bags
Can opener
2 Steak knives and paring knife
Gallon, quart, and sandwich bags
Funnel to fill up small daily water bottles from 5 liter bottles
Thermal cups


Miscellaneous

Tire repair kit
Leatherman tool
Shopping list for Windhoek supermarket
GPS with Tracks for Africa loaded
Maps of Namibia and Botswana (from Peter)
Namibia and Botswana guide books
Spare batteries for GPS, cameras, flashlights
Satellite Phone (Phil will order it)
2 sturdy plastic hangers each or some metal hangers
Cloth pins and rope
Bug spray with high deet
Tide laundry detergent small packs
Universal sink plug
Survival blankets
One inch self-inflate mattress pad


Medical stuff:

Supplement pills
Headache pills
Cipro antibiotics
Malaria pills
Neosporin
Band aids
Bandage and tape
Eye drops
Antibiotic eye drops
Imodium
Vagisil
Yeast infection meds
Hormone patches
Cortisone cream
Anti-fungal cream
Cold sore cream
A&E cream

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 Post subject: Re: Please PM or email me your supply and shopping list
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That is a comprehensive list but sounds like 2 cases per person!
How much does all that weigh?
I could use that to fill up a vehicle for a trip leaving from home in S.A.


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Don't know about the weight yet. We may have to do without some heavier things. We get to check 23 kg pp for free coming from the US. The rest will go into two duffel bags, our carry-on, and two backpacks, our "personal Item".

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KaliCA, your list looks like mine. The last time I went to SA I brought my favorite utensil: a potato masher.

Are you intending to pay extra for the 2nd bag? Or just whittle down your list?

We are flying first class (FF miles, could never afford it otherwise) and get 3 free checked bags. It's nice to have the extra baggage allowance, but it also means we aren't very discriminating about what we pack. This time I promise myself it's going to be one (1) 25" checked bag, a carry-on wheelie, and a tote bag style pocketbook.

Why are you bringing actual travel books (heavy) in addition to your Kindles? We've loaded all our books AND maps onto our Nook HDs. Is there something more I need to know?

Love your note about the hormone patches. Me, too!


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Potato masher!!! Love it, I'm just bringing garlic mashed potatoes, all mashed already. On previous trips, we bought things in supermarket thinking it would taste the same....wrong, even Cambell's Soup had a foreign taste to it. Go figure. So now if we can bring it, we do.
Thanks for tip about loading travel guide on Kindle. Don't know if they have the Bradt books, but will check it out.
So as it is, we will each check a bag, carry on a wheelie bag and a duffel bag, and each a backpack with our photography gear. And it all fits! Amazing. Now the count-down has begun, but it is still many sleeps away. Leaving Sept. 7

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Thanks for the reminder about the Season All. And greatidea about the dehydrated potato mixes: they're small, light, and convenient--hadn't even considered that. Not to mention a familiar taste. Splenda, much better than the Candarel (aspartame) elsewhere in the world.

My packing list is similar to yours. I have a half dozen "safari" tees I've used before. They are thin, cotton short-sleeved lightly-fitted tees with V necks, very comfy, in neutral taupe, gray, olive, khaki, dark blue, charcoal....they work well as sleep shirts, too. When I fold and roll them I can get the entire 1/2 dozen into a quart-sized ziploc baggie! Granted they are not the most attractive clothing I own, but hey, they sure do work.

I know it will be cold when you are there in September. We will be there at the end of October and I am not sure if I should bring any long pants (ie sweatpants for evenings and mornings). ?????


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When I first read your list I thought "wow these people take a LOT of stuff" having read it again I realise there is not a lot I would leave off and maybe even some stuff I take that is not even on your list :redface:

Especially the first aid kit - I believe either take all or nothing, otherwise it will be the one thing you need that you don't have. I get into trouble for carrying this large bag FUUUULLLL of lotions, potions and pills. 90% of the time we use absolutely nothing but the other 10% of the time we are very very thankful for what we have remembered.

thanks for the lists. I am going to update and modify mine.


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Kimanjome. Glad to share some of my tips. We also take tons of
Snapple ice tea packets to add to our water bottles. Again, familiar taste we love.
Another must have is the seatbelt fuzzie (pad?) to make for a smoother ride over bumpy roads. Seatbelt won't cut into your neck.

Issy, icurrie: great and helpful list. Where can I find your trip reports? Very interested.

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