Brunton and GPS units.
Try borrowing a Brunton and a GPS unit from your department if available. If not it will be provided for you.
Field & Drafting (Metric for Turkey Camps and other international camps) can be purchased in the
holster for hammer (optional but very useful;
10X hand lens (can be purchased at the Museum)
small field magnet
small acid bottle (we will furnish 10% HCl)
two engineer’s notebooks or other hard-covered field notebook (legal pads, spiral
notebooks, etc. are not suitable)
clipboard / map board
water bottles and//or hydration bladder/reservoir. 2-3 liters min.
pencils (3H, 4H, and 6H)
drafting pens (0 and 1 at a minimum; 00 and 2 are helpful; bring
refill of waterproof ink)
protractor (6-inch – an extra one may come in handy)
engineer’s scales (10 and 20 lines/inch; three sided scale with 10, 20, 30, 40,
50, and 60 scales are best) ( Metric only for Turkey and other international camps)
triangles (30-60o, 45o)(optional)
colored pencils (24 set recommended)
T-square (optional, but very useful)
drafting board (optional, but very useful)
graph paper (preferably 20 divisions/inch)
Field Clothing – prepare for all sorts of weather from wet and cold to very hot depending on which camp you are attending. Please read instructions on
the website for individual camp.
field pants (several pair)
field shirts (lightweight, long- and short-sleeved)
hiking boots (most important tool! – waterproof, ankle-high boots are best; an extra
pair would be a good idea – make sure they are broken in before field camp)
wool hiking socks or light socks with liners help prevent blisters (6-7 pair)
sweatshirt(s) or fleece pullower
warm jacket or sweater
rain gear (raincoat, and rainpants or gaiters)
hat (s) (rain or snow and sun protection), gloves
field vest (optional, but very useful)
Bedding - See specific camp info.
sheets, pillow, pillowcases, and blankets for a standard twin size bed, or sleeping bag for Rapid City based camps.
(nights will be cool or cold for earlier sessions)
A laptop or similar computer for preparing reports. Printers provided
Camping (for GEOL 410 - Black Hills Geology camp only, two nights only, probably fifth week)
small tent is recommended
ground cloth, air mattress or foam pad
Other Personal Items
set of light clothing for town
light everyday shoes or moccasins for wearing inside Ranch A
towels, washcloths, toilet articles, laundry supplies
prescription/o.t.c medicines for seasonal allergies and poison ivy
insect repellent (optional)
sunburn lotion (at least SPF 15)
envelopes, stamps, etc.