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2012 Equipment & Supplies

These lists are tentative. Modifications will be made, mostly in the Camp requirements.
Base Camps

These are items that will be provided by the Field School.
  • Generator & Lights
  • Meeting shelter (e.g., open sided canopy) 2X [only lowland]
  • Tables [only lowland]
  • Benches/Chairs [only lowland]
  • Latrine [only lowland]
  • Shower [only lowland?]
  • Water containers
  • Trash containers
  • Food containers [Maybe some in UH lab]
  • Plant press kits [We gave a bunch to Brian; not sure we can reclaim them.]
  • Team problem notebooks (i.e., large, Rite-in-the-Rain)
  • Netbook computers [UH lab]
  • Camp computer (photo aggregation) [Printer? - Kim has]
  • Rain gauges (6X)
  • Recording Thermometers
  • Bulk medicines
  • Bulk insect repellant
  • Bulk sunburn lotion
  • Camp safety kit [UH lab has 1]
Being Resolved
  • Location-oriented safety gear (Garmin Rino, Spot Connect)
  • Plant drier
  • Pole trimmer
  • Faculty tent (stay after evening talks)

Each individual is required to have each of the items in this list. Links provide additional information on items.

General Logistics and Support
  • Tent & ground cloth (this can be shared if it is arrange before the camp starts)
  • Sleeping bag and mat
  • Pack (large, carry everything)
  • Day Pack (trail use)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunburn lotion
  • Water bottles
  • Rain gear
  • Mess kit
  • Natural biodegradable laundry soap (only bring if you intend to wash clothing outdoors). Natural biodegradable shampoo and body soap as well as other person hygiene supplies. The field camp will be held in a very sensitive location so please carefully consider any materials that might be released into the environment.)
  • Light camp towel. Many sorts of these are available, most are made of synthetic materials but all dry rapidly. 
  • Larger beach towel (optional). 
  • Flashlight and extra batteries or solar powered flashlight.
  • Safety shirt or vest (example)
  • Flagging tape
  • Knife 
  • Camera (P&S, >=10mp, zoom, waterproof, macro, good optics) 
  • GPS (high sensitivity, stores track points and times, electronic compass, USB) 
  • Digital distance measure (laser) 
  • Computer (tablet, netbook or notebook) 
  • Plant pruner 
  • Field notebooks & pencils 
  • Ziplok bags 
  • Personal safety kit
  • Diameter tape

General Notes
  • You need enough clothing for an eight day period.
  • It is appropriate to wear the same clothing more than once at a field school of this type.
  • For the sake of your field mates, keeping clean and odor-free is a must and over rides the wearing clothing on more than one occassion rule.
  • This is not a fashion show and modest dress is appropriate.
  • Write or sew name into/on all clothing BECAUSE once each week dirty laundry will be collected by a staff member and taken to be collectively washed and dried before returning to camp. Laundry from male and female participants will be kept separate but no further conditions will apply. No laundry facilities will be provided.
  • Light clothing that washes easily is recommended rather than heavy cotton that is slow to dry. Although "jeans" are common, these may not be the best field clothing. Dressing in several lighter layers is often recommended over one thick layer. Carefully consider what will work best and what can be worn for several days without being washed, or can be washed in cold water, wrung out and line dried over night. (Note that this may not be possible in many situations because of rainy weather or wet camping environments.) Synthetic materials and cotton blends or other natural fibers that resist water may be the best choices
  • Footwear 1: Light sandals or slippers for beach and camp only.
  • Footwear 2: Medium duty shoes/boots for working in rough terrain that can get wet for most situations. Should be worn with socks that will get worn out so have several extras sets.
  • Headgear: Hat or other sun protection.
  • Sunglasses: probably more than one pair is a good idea since these get broken, lost, scratched. 
  • Windbreaker/raincoat: A light, waterproof jacket or poncho is critical since work will continue even when it is raining.
  • At least two (2) ANSI high visibility safety shirts (orange, green, or yellow) (or vests that can be worn over other clothing).
  • Field Clothing: General clothing that is durable and appropriate for field conditions. 
  • Formal Clothing: One set for meetings with, and presentation to, community groups, politicians, etc. (This should not be a "suit and tie" which is not appropriate for the local Hawai`i culture.) This is also appropriate for travel.