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Field Techniques Used by Missouri Botanical Garden

PACKING CHECKLIST

GENERAL
Passport and Visa
Hand Lens
Airline Ticket
Entry Permit
Travelers Checks
Collecting Permit
Money and Credit Cards
Vehicle Papers
First Number
Business Cards
Field Book
Ruler
Paper and Envelopes
Maps
Keys
Pens, Pencils and Eraser
Spare Glasses
Markers
Expense Notebook
Tags for Living Collections
Language Dictionary
Address Book
Book or Reading Material
(something to do while waiting)
Medicines (antibiotics, malaria pills, etc.)

FIELD DAY CHECKLIST
Hand Lens
Daybag or Vest with Pockets
Hat
Compass, Map, and Altimeter
Clippers and Sheath
GPS Receiver
Machette and Sheath
Pocket Knife
Knife and Sheath
File
Raincoat
Canteen or Water Bottle
Snake Antiven or Serum
Binoculars
Watch
String
Jacket
Emergency Kit
Emergency Space Blanket
(also good for signaling help in emergencies)
Fish Hooks
Lighter or Matches
Lunch, Candy
Insect Repellent (good for starting a fire in an emergency)
Suntan Lotion
Collecting Bags
Newspaper or Small Plastic Bags (for small specimens)
Camera and Extra Batteries
Film
Small Field Notebook
Climbing Equipment
Clipper Poles
Vials for Flowers, etc.
Needle and Thread
Safety Pins
Small Flashlight
Tissues
Field Press
Strap
Bandaids
Moleskin for blisters

SLEEPING SUPPLIES
Sleeping Bag & Pillow
Air Mattress, Pad, or Camp Cot
Hammock and Rope for Hammock
Mosquito Net
Pajamas
Alarm Clock
Plastic or Tarp
Ground Cloth
Rope

MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLIES
Backpack
Flashlights
Extra Light Nylon Duffle Bag
Batteries
Lantern
Mantles
Cook Stove
Immersible Heating Coil (for boiling water)
Fuel
Tent
Duct Tape
Sewing Kit
Safety Pins
Cup, Bowl, Plate, Spoon, Fork, Knife
Water Filter
Purifying Tablets

TOILET ARTICLES
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Dental Floss
Soap
Deodorant
Wash Cloths
Shaver
Shaving Lotion
Towels
Laundry Soap
Toilet Paper
Feminine Needs

CLOTHES
Short Sleeve Field Shirt
Field Shirts
Field Pants
Field Socks
Underwear
Shoes & Tennis Shoes
Thongs or Flip-flops
Boots
Handkerchiefs
Sweat Shirts
T-shirts
Sweaters
Coat or Jacket
Leather Field Belt
Swim Suit
Dress Pants
Dress Socks
Dress Shirts

COLLECTING SUPPLIES
Newspaper
String
Large Plastic Bags
Extra Collecting Bags
Small Plastic Bags
Burlap Bags for Bundles
Alcohol or Formaldehyde

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