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    Packing for Wadi Rum

    by Vabate Updated Jul 1, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Leave your luggage behind at a hotel if you can. I landed in Amman, then left my luggage there, travelling to Petra and Wadi Rum with a small shoulder bag and knapsack. At the end of my trip, I checked in again to the same hotel before my flight home. Very convenient, no charges, and I loved that I had clean clothes and a pair of shoes with no sand in them ready for me.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good climbing / scrambling / hiking sandals or boots. Runners or hiking sandals are probably ok for everything unless you're doing serious climbing. The sand gets everywhere - even in your socks. The combination of rock and sand are hard on your clothes - bring durable wear. Whites will discolor from the red sand. The desert can get cold at night - a pair of sweats and a fleece warm up are a good idea, and comfortable to sleep in.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen is a must. Seriously consider CHAPSTICK for the desert.
    Personnal travel first aid kit is a good idea.
    Wet ones / baby wipes or pre-soaked facial cloths are excellent for cleaning up in the desert. Carry a few kleenex with you - in your pockets - they'll come in handy because there are no bathrooms in the desert and frequently no toilet paper anywhere in Jordan.

    Photo Equipment: Spare card for digital cameras, cable to connect your camera to a computer to transfer photos, blank CD's, spare batteries, a case to carry it all when hiking. Many tourists winding up taking hundreds of photos in Wadi Rum. A battery recharger is a very good idea.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Headlight is great for nightime use. A Flashlight will work too.
    Knapsack for day hiking.
    Cap or something to cover your head.

    Miscellaneous: 1.5L bottle of water - anything that will keep the water cool, it warms up within a few hours.
    I carry a small emergency kit in a zip lock bag - 2 tea candles, matches, lighter and foil sheet - no larger than a wallet.

    Related to:
    • Camping
    • Desert
    • Hiking and Walking

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