30″ telescoping magnet
2″ ‘snake’ mirror (so-named for more’n 1 reason!!)
Golf Ball Retriever
Pickle/Olive Grabber.Rope LadderA Red Uniball Powertank pressurized pen – for signing logs.Ball of string and a few paperclips.Swiss Army kife with tweezers and toothpick.Backup GPS unit.
Sample subpoenas. They give me a reason for skulking around places that are not ordinarily skulked around. I can explain that I am looking for so-and-so. After that, people generally leave me alone … and when they don’t I ask their name as I look through my stack of subpoenas.
http://www.masslegalhelp.org/uploads/NE/rx/NErxrgt1_WFCW74Fn___ew/subpoena-sample.pdfBandanas. One for use as a cover-up to hide the GPSr or cache container from muggle eyes, makeshift water bottle carrier, cache location/trail marker, container and swag dryer, dirt remover, and many, many other uses one doesn’t know until you need it. The second, hopefully clean, to stem the flow of blood. Stuff happens.Extention pole grabbers you use to hang Christmas lights6 foot length of string with neodymium magnet on end for those rare occasions where a magnetic cache has fallen to earth and isnt retrievable bare handed.CellSensor EMF Detection Meter – made to detect cell phone radiation and electromagnetic fields but can be used to locate those tiny little magnetic nanos.A roll of wrapping or packing tape The tape works great for grabbing the ticks off my clothes, and I can count how many I nabbed at the end of the hike.
A pair of buckskin gloves. I always carry gloves (usually fleece) in winter, but these I carry all year long for when you have to climb that tree or reach into some sketchy-lookin’ hole, etc. Very, very soft, feel like a second skin actually and have saved my hands again and again from bites, scrapes, tree sap, etc.
Package of diaper wipes. It’s great when you get plant sap on your hands and other things
An orange vest and a hard hat just in case I need to look even more ‘official’ than just the clipboard.
Mechanix brand gloves when reaching into nooks and crannies, and when climbing (coral outcroppings are sharp).
Ziplock bags, and used plastic grocery bags for trash and such.