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List: Packing List for Teaching in Bush Alaska

  • A good hat
  • A long winter coat with a rating of at least -30°
  • A plunger
  • A thick wool scarf
  • Air mattress
  • Air mattress pump
  • Aluminum foil
  • Bakeware set
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Blackout curtains or at least an eye-mask
  • Boxed pasta
  • Breadmaker – Bread is $6 per loaf!
  • Brown sugar
  • Bug spray
  • Canned beans
  • Canned soup
  • Clothes hangers
  • Coffee
  • Coffee maker and filters
  • Comforter and blankets
  • Cooking knives
  • Cooking pot set
  • Cooking utensils set
  • Corn starch
  • Couch cover
  • Cutting board
  • DVD player/ PlayStation/ Xbox
  • Dish drying rack
  • Dish set
  • Dish soap and sponge
  • Drinking glasses
  • Dryer sheets
  • Electric mixer
  • Expect to pay at least $6 per pound for chicken. A good tip is to supplement most of your protein with beans and lentils instead.
  • Flour
  • Food storage containers
  • Get a kuspuk when you arrive
  • Heavy-duty winter gloves
  • Honey
  • Hot mitt
  • In some villages you do still have to spend $5,000 up-front on your year’s supply of food. In others, Amazon Prime and Target deliver year-round so you don’t have to.
  • Ketchup
  • Kitchen towels
  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry soap
  • Lemon juice
  • Long underwear or leggings to wear under jeans
  • Lunch box and water bottle
  • Mayonnaise
  • Microwave
  • Muckboots
  • Mustard
  • Old fashioned oats
  • Olive oil
  • Pack enough birth control to last the duration of your trip
  • Pack plenty of your preferred feminine hygiene products https://herpackinglist.com/the-divacup-review/
  • Paper towels
  • Pillow Sheet set
  • Pitcher
  • Plastic wrap
  • Plenty of sweaters to layer
  • Q-tips
  • Rain coat
  • Replacement showerhead
  • Rice Lentils
  • Sad Light
  • Salt & pepper
  • Snow pants with a similar rating
  • Soup stock
  • Spices
  • Stock up on basic medicine such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, cough syrup, Pepto-Bismol, allergy meds
  • Strainer/ colander
  • Sugar
  • Syrup
  • Tea
  • Teacher tote
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet, shower, and counter cleaners
  • Toothpicks
  • Utensils set
  • Vinyl shower curtains
  • Vitamin D
  • Waterproof snow boots with a similar rating
  • Wax paper
  • Yeast
  • set aside a closet with a UV light to grow your own fruits and veggies, or stick with frozen and dried options.
Packing List for Teaching in Bush Alaska
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