CAMPING ON GEOLOGY FIELD TRIPS Originally by Prof. D. M. Burt DAY EQUIPMENT (accessible to you during the day): Small day pack or book bag Two full water bottles ( 2 -3 liters total); candy bars or snacks Plastic or nylon rain poncho or large garbage bag (in rainy season) Estwing type rock hammer ; 10X hand lens ; small chisel; pen magnet Sample bags (large cloth, smaller plastic); cards for labels Personal first aid kit (tweezers, aspirin, bandaids …) Clipboard, engineering paper, pencils, protractor Camera CAMPING EQUIPMENT (try the Student Rec Center; thrift shops): Sleeping bag . Extend its temperature range by folding a wool blanket or second smaller sleeping bag inside (but don’t make it too crowded). To better endure cold temperatures, wear DRY wool socks, dry clothing, and a wool stocking cap to bed. Sleep in a tent or van. Foam pad . A thin closed-cell foam pad is more compact, warmer and less likely to develop a tear or leak than an open-cell pad or air mattress. Also, it can’t get as wet or dirty. Waterproof ground cloth
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