PLANTING EQUIPMENT LIST CAMP EQUIPMENT Tent o Medium – Large size dome tent o Don’t skimp – get a good tent with good mesh and zippers – this will be your home for 3 Months o A vestibule is valuable for keeping muddy gear and stinky boots outside but still out of the rain 8-10” Nails o Get them at the hardware store – excellent tent pegs Tarp o Big enough to extend past your tent about 5 feet in all directions Ground sheet o A tarp that just fits under your tent is perfect o DON’T GO BIGGER THAN YOUR TENT (or it will collect water!) o Fold it smaller if you have to Rope o Lightweight poly rope or twine to tie up your tarp (we do not supply rope for personal use) Bedding o Camping inflatable (part foam part air mattress is the best) o Backpacking inflatable (usually a little short) o Cot – nice but bulky o Air Matress (great until it gets a hole in it) o Blue Foamie (OK but better as a part of the system with one of the above) Sleeping Bag o Preferably synthetic (stays warmer when wet than down) o Good at least down to -10C Pillow Tent Brush o Hand broom Pocket Knife o Simple knife with a short blade Flashlight Mosquito Coils and Holder A good duffle bag to carry everything in. PLANTING GEAR The following gear can be purchased at good rates directly from us in the field. We buy in bulk and have good rates. However if you want to get gear ahead of time talk with your foreman about options. Planting Bags o 3 pouch with padded waist belt and shoulder straps Shovel o D-Handle or staff shovel – blade type is specific to planting Silvicool liners o Reflective liners for planting bags required for proper tree care Plot Cord o 3.99m long plot-cord Whistle o Loud – emergency signal device The remainder of your field gear you will have to have before you get to the bush. A watch o You have to have a watch on the block so you can time your bagups! Water jugs o One small (apx 1L) o One large (apx 6-10L) Boots (2 types) o DON’T skimp on boots – you will be walking in them for 8-10 hours a day! o 1 pair of Good hiking boots o 1 pair of Rubber Caulk boots (you will not always where these boots but you will be glad you have them on wet rainy days) Warm Jacket o A thick fleece jacket Toque Rain Gear o Heavy duty o Bib pants and jacket Hat o Wide brim for rainy days, and for sunny days to keep the sun off your face Work Shirts o Be prepared to wreck these o Some cotton for hot days o Some polypro for cold and wet days o Don’t be afraid to go super cheap and get these at the salvation army Work Pants o Be prepared to wreck these o Don’t be afraid to go super cheap and get these at the salvation army o Loose and breathable Long underwear Shorts Bama Socks (2 pair) Work Socks o You will usually wear two pair at a time one thinner cotton sock and a wool sock over top o LOTS – two – four pair per day, for as many as twenty days Gloves o Planting hand – gripper gloves (or rubber dish gloves) o Shovel hand – leather, gripper or Bicycle gloves, padded on palm Zip lock bags o Heavy duty for Toilet paper, and writing paper etc. Gaiters o Excellent for keeping dirt out of your boots. OTHER GEAR Duct Tape – Several big rolls – get the good stuff Insect Repellant o DEET is gross but it sure works the higher % DEET the better it works Sunscreen Permanent Marker Some Cash Gear Repair Kit o Freesole (or shoegoo) o Bicycle repair kit (for your rubber boots and air mattress) o Sewing kit (safety pins, needles, thread) o More duct tape o Extra boot laces Bandanas Toiletries o Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc. A good travel mug – something you can take with you in the trucks that will not spill A thermos – great for hot drinks on cold days Personal first aid kit o Tweezers, mole skin, small scissors, band-aids, tiger-balm o Epi pen + anti-histamines If you know you have allergies this is a must If you have never been stung before this is highly recommended o Wrist and knee braces – get good braces that fit well. We have some but it is much better to get a good brace that fits you well before coming out. Lip balm Skin cream Stationary o Paper, pens, envelopes, stamps Camera (something you won’t mind if it gets wet or broken) Towel Swim suit Books Chair (folding chairs are really nice after a long day) Tupperware Insulated lunch box (it’s nice to have your sandwiches in uncrushed format sometimes) Alarm clock Camp shoes Day off clothes Large Clear plastic garbage bags o Just in case you have to transport your gear in an open pick-up o Don’t use black or your gear may get sent with the garbage truck by mistake!
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