Good researchers embrace the unpredictability of the field – it’s actually one of the things we love about this line of work. But if you’re not well prepared, you can miss out on the stories and experiences that matter.
A carefully-packed field bag is your best friend for whatever comes your way.
Here’s what makes up the Conifer researcher’s toolkit:
1. Field notebook
2. Pens (always in the plural)
3. Audio recorder
4. Video camera
5. Photo camera
6. Multiple SD cards (and their labels)
7. Spare batteries for every device