Starting work at a remote camp for the first time can be an exciting yet daunting experience. Being prepared in advance is important to ensure that your camp stay is the best that it can be. Every remote camp is different so make sure you ask for all of the details before you start packing. Typically, each camp will provide you with information about what will be given upon arrival and what you should bring, but here are lists of what you can expect.

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Camps will typically provide:

  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Single bed
  • Small TV
  • Food at meal times
  • Commissary
  • Gym
  • Lounge/Games room

*Note: The commissary can often be more expensive than purchasing items before coming to the camp.

What to bring:

  • Clothes
  • Work clothes and equipment
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Seasonal clothing and footwear in case of a vehicle breakdown or emergency at the site
  • Towel set
  • A clean pair of street shoes
  • Lounge/casual wear
  • Laundry soap and dryer sheets
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra bootlaces for your work boots
  • Toiletries
  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Razors & cream
  • Comb
  • Nail clippers
  • Soap/bodywash
  • Loofa
  • 2 hand scrubbers (to get work dirt off your hands)
  • Basic first aid – Band aids, ointment etc.
  • Shower sandals
  • Basic medicine for colds/flus/sore muscles/minor injuries.
  • Alarm clock with lots of batteries
  • A padlock or combination lock
  • Laptop or tablet for entertainment
  • Small backpack
  • USB cables to charge electronics

*Note: Not all camps have Internet access or cellphone reception. Ask your remote camp prior to arrival, as you may want to bring an Internet USB stick. Have any more items to add to the list? Let us know on social media! Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn