Packing List

What to Pack For Sar-El Participants

Please keep in mind that you will be handling your own luggage and living communally in a bunk room so please pack light. Here are some important items to keep in mind

This will be army base living so please be sure you come anything you need for yourself personally as well as a great attitude and an open mind which is the most important thing to carry with you!

We suggest you bring the following:

1. Towels, sheet, pillow (if you need one)
2. Personal toilet articles: comb, brush, soap, shampoo, etc.
3. Heavy sweat or sport socks to wear with work boots
4. Bathing suit
5. Warm clothing, raincoat and liner during cold months (Oct. through April)
6. Kleenex
7. Shower clogs/water shoes
8. Sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen
9. Sweater or jacket or sweatshirt
10. Underwear and socks
11. An extra pair of eyeglasses
12. Copies of prescriptions in generic terms for any medication you take; antibiotics, cold medicine, etc.
14. A sense of humor!


1. Insect repellent – warm weather
2. Scotch tape/masking tape
3. Individual coffee/tea bags/ hot chocolate
4. Peanut butter, tuna, snacks, etc., ( if you don’t think you’ll like army food). You can always buy things at supermarkets in Israel
5. Extension cord
6. Nail brush
7. Moleskin (moleform) for blisters, corns, etc.
8. Work gloves (some work areas provide them)
9. Small collapsible plastic cup
10. Small plastic stick-up hooks
11. Playing cards/small travel games
12. Zip lock plastic bags (different sizes)
13. Money belt
14. Flashlight
15. Small hand mirror
16. Clothesline, clothespins
17. Combination lock


1. Casual clothes can be worn after daily work period.
2. Good walking shoes
3. Do not bring a lot of clothes – you’ll be carrying your suitcases!

*Laundry is done by hand on the base. You can use Laundromats on weekends.


1. All electric appliances: shavers, traveling irons, portable radios, hair dryers (Universal) need special 220-110 volt step-down converter for Israeli current as well as a plug adaptor for Israeli outlets.

2. Cameras are permitted. DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH any army equipment (due to security regulations). You must get permission to photograph anything in camp or risk confiscation of film.

3. Bring only such jewelry as you will wear at all times.

4. ATM card is recommended


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