The proposal was accepted! Now, to prepare for 7 weeks in the rainforest. There were immunizations to get, a supply of preventative meds., quick-dry clothes to round up, knee socks, personal items, flashlight, batteries, binocs, camera, laptop… the list was long, the space in one duffle small. The weight limits were challenging. The small planes that fly from Shell to an Achuar community transport tourists to the lodge as well as supplies. Everything has to be flown in. That means each person is limited to 25 pounds. That was a big challenge. I tried to think of every contingency.