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Final Packing Checklist
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Were not telling you how much underwear to pack, but you'll find this a useful list of things you should double check, so as not to forget any vital items before leaving home for this memorable SCIJ meeting:

FORWARD PLANNING

Foreign currency (monitor rates)
Travellers cheques / cash
Vaccinations
Visas

Arrange care for pets / plants / lawn / garden
Arrange payment for bills falling due
Suspend deliveries / subscription services
Return library loans, DVD rentals
Notify credit & debit card issuers

SCIJ PLANNING
SCIJ Registration and upfront payment
Before booking flights, ensure you’ve received an official email from SCIJ Canada certifying that you have been registered
Try on your closing gala gown and tuxedo for size
Bring your media clippings for Anna Draganova (Bulgaria) and the press book (3 copies - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Online alpine ski rental booking
Online nordic ski rental booking (Please do the race…it’s all about the SCIJ Spirit)

Share itinerary, contact numbers with family / friend / neighbour.
Store critical information securely online

Check-in online
Check weather forecasts
Check public transport links / book cab

LEAVING THE HOUSE
Set e-mail auto response, voicemail message
Adjust heating
Check refrigerator for perishables
Put out garbage & recycling
Lock windows & doors
Check / set security & smoke alarms
Keep house keys secure but accessible

DOCUMENTATION
Tickets / boarding pass
Itineraries / reservations (hotel, car)
Passport(s)
Visa(s)
Driver's licence(s), ID cards
Travel insurance
Health insurance
Prescriptions, incl. glasses / contacts
Medications (name, dosage) & doctor(s)
Conference documents / tickets

Photocopies & scans of vital documents

List of emergency numbers & online access details
inc. credit cards, banks, airlines, embassies
(2 copies, each kept in separate locations)

Family & friends: addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses

Travel card(s), passes, tickets, tokens
Printed route maps / instructions

MONEY
Foreign cash & coins (including stop-overs)
Small notes (incl. CDN dollars) for tips
Credit cards (at least two, in separate locations)
Debit / ATM cash card(s)
Cheques & cheque guarantee card
PIN / account numbers (encoded but retrievable)

REFERENCE
Travel diary
Phrase book / dictionary
Local maps / guide books
Holiday reading

STATIONERY
Your journalist notebook 
Plain envelopes (useful for tips or notes)
Business cards
Pen(s), pencil, highlighter
Notebook

TECHNOLOGY
Tri-band GSM phone, charger, adapter, foreign SIM card(s)
Phonecard(s), codes, instructions
Camera, memory card, battery, charger, adapter, cable
iPod, cable, earphones, adapter
Laptop, power cable, adapter
USB Flash drive(s) inc. vital information in PDF
CD-R/DVD-R discs
Mouse, hub, modem jack
DiskWarrior, Norton, system software on disc
Cables: ethernet, USB, modem, audio
Batteries, screwdrivers, alcohol swabs
Pocket calculator
Shortwave radio, batteries, SW schedules

ACCESSORIES
Luggage locks & keys (two copies, separate locations)
Swiss Army knife (checked luggage)
Binoculars / opera glasses
Flashlight, batteries
Refillable water bottle

SUN AND SNOW
Sunscreen
Bring a good hat and scarf and a neck tube
Bring gloves, but mitts are better

SNOW
Avalanche beacon (if you plan to venture off-piste)
Sharpen skis
Book ski rentals

ACCESSORIES
Wristwatch (batteries?)
Jewellery
Scarf ring
Evening bag
Reusable shopping bag

TOILETRIES (checked luggage)
Nailfile, scissors, tweezers
Sewing kit, safety pins
Hanger, clothesline
Small plastic bags
Tissue, toilet paper
Wipes

HAIR
Brush & comb
Scrunchie, headband
Covered elastics
Hairpins / clips / screws

BOTTLES (< 3 oz/100ml, or checked luggage)
Bath oil / shower gel
Shampoo, conditioner
Detergent, stain remover
Sun screen
Perfume
Spritzer

FIRST AID
Medication, supplements
Antihistamines, antacids, epi-pen
Headache tablets / painkillers
Headcold tablets / drops
Hydrocortisone / anti-inflammatory
Pyrethrum, insect repellent
Travel sickness (ginger tablets)
Immodium
Antibiotic ointment
Antiseptic wipes / ointment
Bandaids (waterproof, bleeding, 'healing', blisters)
Gauze, bandages, tape
Cotton buds
Foot spray / lotion, heat rub
Support bandage (knee, ankle)

TOILETRY BAG
Alarm clock, battery
Toilet soap / gel
Make-up remover, pads
Moisturizer, toner
Deodorant
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Dental floss
Night guard / dental appliance(s)
Emery board, nail brush
Razor

VISION
Contact lenses (incl. spares)
Contact lens solution
Prescription glasses (two pairs)
Reading glasses
Sunglasses – plain, prescription, reading
Eyeglass screwdriver & screws (checked luggage)

MAKEUP
Eye shadow, mascara
Eye pencil, sharpener
Foundation, powder, blusher
Lipstick

NAILS
Basecoat, polish
Polish remover, pads

GIFTS
Pens, sweets, cosmetics
Solar calculators, books, magazines