My husband is leaving on Wednesday April 27 until May 7th. Him and his friend were only going to bring a carry on each, but with the devastation there right now they can bring 2 checked bags each. So what supplies can they bring to help out? We have clothing and can bring diapers, hygene supplies, blankets? He's coming form canada. Thanks in advance Cheers
My suggestion would be to concentrate on medical and first aid supplies ( eg topical antiseptics & antibiotics, bandages, dressings, aspirin etc. ) - easier to pack and less bulky. Soap,Baby formula. water-proof plastic tarps, (rather than blankets ), are more utilitarian and can be used in a variety of way. Things that are desperately needed - ie. water, toilet paper, beds, etc. can be purchased here and take up weight and/or luggage space on a commercial flight. Clothing and shoes , if your do bring them, shorts, t-shirts, underwear, socks, and flip fops - especially, kids sizes are desirable. I'm sure others will have some good suggestions, as well. It's really about maximizing the amount you bring in a minimum space.
Yea!! Fellow Canadians--yea!!!!! Bring all items that you mentioned and good old Canadian Good will!!!!You rock!!!!If they need a place to stay here in Cuenca--if they are coming this way--I can put them up!
Hey! Really great feedback from everyone! Thank you so much, that helps. My hubby has a local meeting him at the airport in Quito and they will all be traveling the country. Yes he will end up in cuenca, I'll PM you. Thanks again!
They will be heading to montinia at some point. Watch for 2 big guys with beards! My husband is Jesse and his friend is Jeff. I'm sure they will stick out like a sore thumb lol. They should also be traveling with a local who goes by nacho. Thanks again for positive responses :)