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Last updated November 14, 2019

FIELD TRIPS GEAR SUGGESTIONS

 

To avoid frustrating moments when you realize you forgot something, this list was generated by the experiences of seasoned trip participants. It is a checklist for SUGGESTIONS of helpful items. Overnight trips require more gear to handle a variety of weather and lighting conditions.

 

Day Before: 

  • Format memory cards

  • Charge batteries (at least 2)

  • Test camera with memory card & battery

  • Put memory card in camera

  • Put charged battery in camera

  • Clean Filters & Lenses

  • Reset/Check:

          EV Value

          File Size Settings

          ISO Settings

          White Balance Settings                                           

  • Check Correct Mode Setting & Sensor Dust

 

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

  • Plan on the possibility of no cell coverage or GPS

  • Local-area hospital/ urgent care facilities with GPS location & phone number

  • Emergency cell contact list of all trip participants with emergency contacts

  • Extra set of car keys of someone other than the driver to hold

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Camera rain cover or tall kitchen trash bag

  • Extra batteries & charger 

  • Extra lenses

  • Extra memory cards

  • Filters, including Neutral Density

  • Headlamp/Flashlight

  • Lens cap

  • Lens cleaner / Lens cloth

  • Manual or phone with on-line manual

  • Remote

  • Tripod

  • USB Portable Charger 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Compass 

  • Flashlight

  • Gaffer Tape 

  • Handwarmers

  • Insect Repellent   

  • Knife or branch cutter

  • Rain Gear

  • Snake bite kit

  • Sun Screen

  • Sunglasses       

 

CLOTHING

  • Hat for sun / wind

  • Reflective or see-in-the-dark clothing or tape

  • Rain gear

 

PERSONAL GEAR

  • Aspirin

  • Band-aids

  • Energy bars

  • First Aid kit

  • Foldable chair

  • Pillow