But don't forget your:

Hiking and camping gear, a sense of adventure, and a willingness to try new things. - Jun 2020

Dog supplies. Because, even if you don't have a dog now, you will have one by the time you leave. So many need homes and somehow, they find you and "adopt" you before you have a chance to defend yourself.

Hiking equipment and boots, skiing equipment (although rentals are very cheap, but you might prefer your own skis).

Camera. You're going to want to take pictures. Lots and lots of pictures.

- Jan 2019

Skis. Extra clothes to change into after you go to a smoky restaurant. Walking shoes. Hiking boots/camping gear. - Apr 2017

Skis. - Feb 2017

High use car maintenance items. - May 2016

Sense of adventure and maybe a wine opener. - Jul 2014

Liquid toiletries, outdoor gear, and patience. Georgia is known as "The Land of Not Quite Right" for a reason. . .things get done slowly and often illogically. - Oct 2011

Sense of humor and sense of adventure. - Sep 2011

open mind. - Apr 2011

camping and hiking gear, mountain bike, sun screen, sense of humor. - Jun 2010

Skis, tent, and sense of humor. (Driving can be frustrating.) - Oct 2009

Wii, Uninterrupted Power Supplies, surge protectors, exercise equipment, consumables, winter clothing, bed linens, pillows, towels, and even your bed if you really like it. Embassy beds aren't that comfortable. - Jan 2009

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