(Reproduced from Kemp 1976)
Seed containers (field). Sacks and bags (can be re-used).
Seed containers (despatch). Cotton bags, canvas sacks (despatched with seed).
Tree markers, e.g. plastic tape.
Climbing equipment. Foot spurs or tree bicycles or ladders. Safety belt, safety ropes, safety helmets, tool lines.
Seed cutters, e.g cone hooks, cone rakes, pruning shears, secateurs (hand).
Plastic sheeting (heavy gauge) for protection when storing fruits, extracting seed, etc.
Binoculars for studying tree crowns, fruit development, etc.
Walkie-talkie radios (special permission may be needed).
Insecticidal and fungicidal powders for seed protection (use with care).
Axe, saw, machete, knife.
Rope, string, labels, felt marking pens.
Notebook, description forms.
Maps (outline copies also for plotting).
Meteorological equipment (hygrometer, max/min thermometer).
Soil survey equipment (auger, colour charts, pH test kit).
Tree measuring equipment (altimeter, diameter tapes, bark gauge, etc.).
Camera and equipment (wide angle lens).
Tape recorder (battery powered).
Botanical presses (may be made locally).
Drying papers (local newspapers will do).
Increment borer (for wood samples).
Carpenter's brace and auger (for resin samples).
Insulated container (e.g. ice box).
Insecticide spray (for herbarium material).
ALSO Medical supplies, camping equipment, vehicles and equipment as appropriate.