Trowel – A small trowel with a wooden handle and welded (not riveted blade). We recommend a Marshaltown trowel. For other items you can order from Forestry Suppliers or buy the equivalent at your local hardware store.
Paintbrush 3″ soft bristle
Dust Brushes – A small whisk broom with thick bristles and a paint brush with fine bristles.
Line Level – Try to choose one that secures with a double-hook system so that it doesn’t bounce off the line.
Tape measures – 5 meter (be sure that it is in metric cm/m). Carpenter’s tape measure, metal, calibrated in meters
Sighting Compass – A simple compass can be bought at any sport store. You do not have to use a Brunton pocket transit, but if you have one by all means bring it.
Clip Board– An aluminum or plastic clipboard with a compartment for holding papers inside. Cheaper at your local stationery store.
Mechanical fine point pencils (0.5)
4 black permanent Sharpie markers (2 fine, 2 medium)
Ruler/Protractor – A small ruler (centimeter) and a protractor
1 Field notebook with ½ or all metric graph-ruled pages
Backpack or shoulder bag adequate to carry dig kit, water, and lunch to the field.
Recommended Clothing: -Broad-brimmed lightweight hat and bandana -Very good boots that breathe and cover the ankle. -Lightweight sturdy clothes that cover legs and arms (aside from protection from the sun it is important to keep in mind the cultural standards of our host nation).
-Personal medications, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, suntan lotion, etc.