I thought I had posted my kit list here on the blog, but I guess not. Hmmm. I will try to create a list without having to make a trip to the garage.
- Crates - storage / seats
- Cell phone
- Camera[s] / memory cards
- Project list / notes
- Maps - county / cemetery / lots
- Paper & pens
- GPS [does my new camera do this?]
- Reflector [foil over cardboard]
- First aid items
- Big stick - for critters
- Hat / sunglasses
- Jacket / sweatshirt [changing seasons]
- Insect spray
- Small broom / brush*
- Hand towel / paper towels
- Trash bags - to pick up trash
- Baby wipes
- Gloves - pulling back briars / brush / limbs
- Bottled water - wet stones to read
- Cooler (small) - with drinks & lunch / snacks
- Lawn chairs - another option vs. the crates for resting / eating
I used to take a camcorder. My new camera does video so one less thing to take.
Things you won't find in my kit:
- Clippers or shears
- Chalk, shaving cream, etc - Confession: when I first started my genealogy research I used these suggested techniques I found posted online. No more. A much debated subject in the genealogy community.
I bought this cart at an auction. You can find a smaller rolling crate at most office stores. (Office Max where I live). I use one like that for transporting my stuff to our genealogy meetings.
Did I forget anything? [Edit: YES - thanks to PugBug over at Gravestoned for reminding me of my foil covered cardboard that I use to reflect light on dark and shadowed stones]
Do you use an item I haven't listed? Please share in the comments.
Edit: I added a cemetery kit page so I can find it easier in the future!