Recommended Things to Bring

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The TSA recommends you pack your carry-on bag in layers. This helps security officers viewing the X-ray to distinguish permitted items from possible threats. Pack as follows:

  • A layer of clothes
  • A layer of neatly laid out electronics
  • Another layer of clothes
  • Heavier items on top


Have any small containers of liquids and gels you're going to carry on packed in a clear zip-top bag before you get to security. Follow the 3-1-1 rule:

  • 3.4 ounce (100 ml) bottles or less (by volume)
  • 1 clear, quart-sized, plastic zip-top bag
  • 1 such bag per passenger

-Lip balm/screen
-Insect repellant (since we don't know what the "critters" are like there)
-Spare pair of prescription glasses or contacts
-Pepto-Bismol (or similar)
-Anti-fungal cream
-Small tube of Neosporin
-Tylenol PM or Excedrin PM or mild sedative (can be helpful if one is having trouble falling asleep or has jet lag)

-Copies of one's prescriptions (should the need arise for medication)
-2 copies of the inside (photo and information) page of one's passport (one should be kept by the volunteer in case they lose their passport; the second one can be given to us at the kibbutz so we have a copy for our files.

-Small sewing kit
-Small-size packets of wet wipes
-Pocket-size packets of Kleenex
-Travel-sized bottle of Purell hand sanitizer
-Aspirin or other pain reliever if needed
-Ben Gay or similar for muscle aches if needed
-Gardener's kneeling pad (helps cushion the knees. Recommended if one thinks they need it) 
-Pair of Nitrile gardening gloves (Recommended. These are nylon liner gloves dipped in nitrile - a rubber coating- on the palms and fingertips. They protect the hands like regular gardening gloves, but are more flexible to hold tools and carry buckets and thus more comfortable to wear. Men's sizes are available at Costco and women's sizes at TrueValue Hardware.)