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PERSONAL KIT

Documentation

  • Passport, Travel Insurance Documentation, European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) obtainable by obtaining leaflet T7 from post Offices and posting off the relevant application form. Allow 6 weeks for it to come through. This has replaced the old form E111.
  • Vehicle Log Book (V5), Current MOT certificate, Insurance Green Card, and Letter of authorisation to drive and take vehicle abroad if the owner of the vehicle as shown in the Log book is not accompanying the vehicle – as would be the case with a leased or company vehicle
  • Sales Receipts for valuables such as cameras, computers & GPS units

First Aid / Medical

  • Adequate supplies of any Regular Medications ( I suggest twice the amount anticipated for the 3 week trip) and any As Required Medications. If on regular medication a Print out from your GP of medication.
  • Basic Medical Kit with Paracetamol, Savlon cream, elastoplasts, Imodium for diarrhoea, scissors, bandages, 1% Hydrocortisone cream (for insect bites), Melolin “non stick” dressings, Canesten Cream (for fungal infections), Cetirizine non-sedating Antihistamine tablets. All these are obtainable over the counter without a prescription.
  • Ladies – It is very easy and simple to postpone your period for the duration of the trip. Go and see your GP well before the departure and ask for a prescription to delay your period. This will make life easier particularly on the ‘wild Camps’. Sanitary Towels are obtainable in any of the big towns – but I suggest bringing your own.
  • Toilet Paper, Paper Tissues and Wet Ones are useful to have in the vehicle
  • Insect Repellant I recommend DEET obtainable in Boots and outdoor shops. Buy the 50% strength in a non-aerosol spray form.
  • SUN PROTECTION High Factor creams & Lip Salve together with appropriate Headwear. I prefer long sleeve shirts because you can always roll the sleeves up if hot, and roll down to protect from sun.
  • VACCINATION & IMMUNISATION. Visit www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/ for up to date advice. See your GP or practice nurse in good time to make sure you are adequately covered. Malaria prophylaxis is not usually recommended for the areas we shall be visiting.
Marrakech, Morocco
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Month

Average Sunlight (hours)

Temperature

Discomfort from heat and humidity

Relative humidity

Average Precipitation (mm)

Wet Days (+0.25 mm)

Average

Record

Min

Max

Min

Max

am

pm

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May

9

14

29

7

44

Medium

77

42

15

2

Source: www.bbc.co.uk/weather


Clothing

  • Comfortable and suitable for warm to hot climate. See Chart Above. Cotton is no longer necessarily the best – modern performance synthetic fabrics designed for hat climate wear are fast wicking to move sweat away from the skin and improve comfort yet are also fast drying and easy to wash overnight. Manufacturers such as Rohan, Craghoppers, Mountain Equipment & Berghaus all offer appropriate wear.
  • At Least 1 set of ‘Smart/Casual’ for the meal at Yacout’s restaurant in Marrakech. Otherwise dress is informal throughout.
  • Footwear I recommend 1 pair of lightweight walking boots for the rougher terrain off road together with ordinary summer footwear.
  • Evenings and night can be cold in the desert and rain is not totally unknown. Bring at least a warm fleece and a light waterproof top.

Camping

  • Tent, Sleeping bag (3 season), Camp bed or Sleeping Mat, Simple Stove & Kettle together with mug, plate, dish and cutlery. Wild camp evening meals will be provided communally but you may still find it useful to have your own cooking capability for breakfast. If you don’t have a tent High Country can loan you one – but I suggest bringing your own sleeping bag!
  • Large Water Container for vehicle and small personal Water Bottles easily carried when exploring on foot.
  • Torch & Headlamp will prove very useful. Having both hands free at night with headlamp makes everything from cooking, eating, pitching tents and toilet visits so much easier!
  • Batteries & recharger Try and standardise battery size and buy NiMH rechargeables with car (12V) charger

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