Re: Field Gear

Fiona Moore (al772@FREENET.CARLETON.CA)
Mon, 26 Dec 1994 15:44:05 -0500

nominations for Top Five Pieces of Field Gear >>for Alaska: >> 1. Mosquito
Net >> 2. Bear Bell >> 3. Shotgun (with front sight filed off) >> 4. Gum
boots >> 5. Ear plugs > >Ear plugs! Yes! The last time I was in the
field I lived cheek-by- >jowl with a herd of goats, and ear plugs saved my
sanity. If you're >going to be living among livestock, take several pairs
because they >do get dirty. Get the foamy kind, not the sticky ones
intended for >swimmers. They're also good for the plane flights to and
from the >field, as is an eyeshade. > >-Lee

They are also good for "urban" anthropology. They prevented me from dying
of sleep deprivation whilst living among the unwashed savages (:-) ) of
downtown Cornwall Ontario, where I was working for Parks Canada as an
archaeological fieldworker/slave. Anyway, my neighbors seemed to run off
alcohol, not food or sleep, and it's probably a good thing I resorted to
ear plugs as opposed to the shotgun suggested above :-). Although it was
tempting at times....


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