If you need to buy some equipment, check out products Listed in blue. they are products we recommend, and Amazon gives us a small % on purchases through these links.


Before your Charge trip we ask that you read two books: Love Has a Face: Mascara, a Machete and One Woman's Miraculous Journey with Jesus in Sudan. Be sure to pay special attention how loving can often look differently than what we'd think.  Love Has a Face   The second book is, Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You, by Banning Liebscher.  Rooted

Recommend Vaccinations

It's likely you will be exposed to new bacterias during your time in Asia. Here are some vaccinations we highly recommend receiving or bringing up to date, prior to your trip to help prepare your body.

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B (If time does not allow you to get both, Hepatitis A is more important because it is most easily passed on in Asia.)

  • DTP - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis

  • MMR- Measles, Mumps, Rubella

  • Optional: Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis


The weather on your Charge trip can range widely. Remember, you'll be able to buy clothes where the locals buy clothes, so if you don't have the right type of clothes, chances are you'll be able to buy something that will work at the local market. A good general rule is that synthetic clothes are more practical than cotton shirts and jeans. They weigh less, are easier to pack, and dry out more quickly. 


For most Charge trips, having a good trekking pack will be really important. As a general rule, a good backpack is not something you want to skimp on. You’ll probably want a large pack; 55-80 liters. Kelty makes great backpacks and they offer lifetime warranty on all their packs. Osprey also has a large variety of packs, promoting unmatched comfort and lifetime warranty. Be sure to include a backpack cover if there's a chance you'll be out in the rain. You may have to purchase it separately. Your pack will go with you everywhere! Choose carefully.  Kelty Coyote 80 Pack   Kelty Rain Cover  Osprey Atmos 65 AG  Osprey Rain Cover

Other Stuff

These items are not required for your trip unless specified below. These are simply items we endorse if you do need to buy items.

Personal Medication

If you regularly take medication or have any medical condition, be sure to have 1 month supply on hand, and inform us about your condition PRIOR to arrival in Malaysia.

This is our recommendation. If you’d like to carry more/less, it’s up to you.


Required For
All Trips:

  • 4 Sets of Clothing

  • Large Trekking Backpack

  • Neck/ Waist Wallet

  • Flashlight / Headlamp

  • 1 Water Bottle (32 oz)

  • Swimsuit / Swimming Trunks

  • Flipflops / Sandals

  • Walking Shoes (broken in)

  • Airplane Ticket / Itinerary

  • Passport / Visa

  • Cash / Credit cards

  • Bible

  • Journal

  • Charge Manual

  • Small / Day Backpack

  • Travel Sized Cosmetics

  • Sunscreen

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Insect Repellent

  • 1 Roll Toilet Tissue

  • Small Towel and Washcloth

  • 7-10 Ziplock Bags

  • Pictures of Your Family



  • Summer Hat

  • Rain Cover for Trekking Pack

  • Camera

  • Feminine Products

  • Eyeglasses or Extra Contacts if Needed

  • Prescription Meds in Original Bottle

  • Travel Pillow

  • Pocket Knife

  • Fingernail Clippers

In addition to the required items on the left, Charge trips requirements vary. Make sure you take notice of specific items you should pack for the trip you've chosen. 


  • Winter Hat

  • Hoodie/Sweatshirt

  • Raincoat/ Windbreaker

  • 1 Water Bottle (32oz) total of 2-32oz bottles

  • 2 Long Sleeve Shirts

  • Sleeping bag- compact, but warm

  • Summer Hat

  • Balloons/ Super balls for kids

Hong Kong: 

  • 1 Set of dress clothes

  • Winter Hat

  • Hoodie/Sweatshirt

  • Raincoat/Windbreaker

  • Single size bed sheet or sleeping bag

  • Towel


  • Small amount of laundry detergent

  • 2 garbage bags

  • Compact Pillow

  • Compact blanket or sleeping bag

  • Light jacket/Hoodie



  • Light Jacket/Hoodie

  • Raincoat/Windbreaker

  • 1 Water Bottle (32oz) total of 2-32oz bottles

  • Compact Sleeping bag


  • Hoodie/Sweatshirt

  • Raincoat/ Windbreaker

  • Compact blanket or sleeping bag


  • Light Jacket/Hoodie


  • Hoodie/Sweatshirt

  • Compact Sleeping Bag

  • Compact Pillow

  • Guys- 2 Long Sleeve Shirts

  • Girls- 1 set dress clothes


  • Sun Hat

  • Light Jacket/Hoodie

  • Girls-long skirts only

  • 1 long sleeve dress shirt

  • Guys- 2 polo shirts

Thailand/HatYai/ Vietnam/Cambodia:

  • Jacket/Hoodie