Medkits are available from a travel doctor or you can ask your local doctor to make one up for you. What you require is dependent on where you are going, what you are doing, and how long you a planning to stay.
Med kits usually consist of general medication for headaches, stomach aches, inflammation, nausea, diarrhea, rashes, and also include pain killers. They usually come with bandages, band aids, iodine, and latex gloves.
A quality medkit will also include a booklet for quick self-diagnosis and treatment if professional help is unavailable. Additionally, you can take water purifying tablets and sterile needles (to ensure sterility of equipment in the unlikely event that you are hospitalized).
Flashlight: Many of the best Amazon jungle tours are located far from civilization and lack a constant supply of electricity, especially at night, so take a flashlight with spare batteries . Some extra batteries will also impress your spouse or family if you’re lucky enough to find a battery operated room light.
Mosquito Net: Most quality lodges in the Amazon Rainforest will come with a mosquito net as standard in the bedroom, but to make sure you don’t get caught out, I advise purchasing your own mosquito net . They also come in handy if you get caught out in the wild unprotected (speaking from personal experience).
Toiletries: If you can find them, we advise bio-friendly toiletries to cause minimal damage to the pristine wilderness. You may decide to go camping and end up washing yourself in the pure river water.
Additional: Our final suggestions are a daypack or small backpack, binoculars , and a camera or camcorder for observing the abundant and diverse wildlife.
If you have an interest in photography, you don’t even need to take a camera on our photography tours as all gear hire is included.
Is there anything else you would find useful to take? waterproof bags ? waterproof camera? An insect-proof bubble? Leave your comments below for other ideas.
First, I’m sorry to hear about your parents close call; I have a friend in Utah who had a wildfire stop 50 yards from her home. Anyway, I’ve considered this question for YEARS, both as a child and as an adult. I have all my family’s pictures on an external hard drive, and – aside from all living things in my house (excluding the house plants, which are worthless), – those pictures would come with me first. My documents are in a fireproof safe, so I’m not worried about those – they’ll survive without my help!