So what does one need for a field trip anyway? For a reconnaissance trip, not one to get dirty on, more like having a little look round. And in a field that’s not too far from a coffee shop.
Start with a flask of tea. Add an extra cup to be sociable. A banana – good energy food. And a packet of milk arrowroot biscuits – good enough to share but not so popular that people fight over the last one. Some background material to read, and a pen to make notes with. Field notebook and ipad in handy zip case. Photo scale and camera.
That will do for starters.