What To Bring


Travelling and working in the Tropics, and in the Rain Forest in particular, sometimes requires a unique packing list. Climate, remote locations, and foreign requirements all present specific challenges.

Based on our many years of experience, let us provide a handy list of things you might want, need, or require but may find limited access to in Belize and at LCRS.



Clothing Accessories Essential Documents and Items
  • Lightweight cotton t-shirts and long-sleeved shirts
  • Lightweight cotton/polyester long pants and short pants
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sweatshirt or jacket
  • Sandals
  • Jungle and hiking boots
  • Rain poncho
  • Hat
  • Toiletry kit (pack all what you normally use; biodegradable soaps are recommended)
  • Headlamps and/flashlight plus batteries (bring extras)
  • Towels
  • Day pack or small backpack for field work
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant (non-toxic)
  • Personal first aid kit/supplies (Tylenol (pain killers), Benadryl, Band-Aid, a laxative, Imodium/Pepto, anti-itch cream, antibiotic cream, gauze pads, and an anti-fungal cream or powder)
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory or film Optional accessories to pack but become handy
  • Pocket knife or leatherman type tools
  • Binoculars
  • Compass
  • Passport and photocopies
  • Health and liability waiver forms
  • Emergency contact information: name, phone and fax number, email
  • Research and specimen collection permit if applicable
  • Prescription of medication and enough medication for your stay
  • Eye glasses or contact lenses (if applicable)