NATURAL HISTORY OF BATS:
BIOLOGY 4381/6381

ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY
THINGS TO BRING ON BIG BEND CAMPING TRIP

o tent and groundcloth (coordinate with classmates to limit the number we bring)

o sleeping bag

o sleeping pad

o pillow

o towels

o backpacks (daypack and larger frame pack for carrying sleeping bag and pad)

o light-weight camping chair

o large canteen or water bottles

o sunscreen and hat

o tweezers

o hat

o insect repellent

o sunglasses

o headlamp

o flashlight

o gloves (for handling bats; sturdy, but flexible; deerskin works best)

o raincoat or poncho

o binoculars (optional)

o pocket-sized notebook and pencils

o camera and film (optional)

o field guides (optional)

o non-perishable food (canned food, granola bars, tuna kits, jerky, sandwich spread, etc)

o backpacking stove (optional)

o bathingsuit

o hiking shoes (or comfortable, closed-toe shoes)

o sandals or shoes to get wet (or rubber boots for more protection)

o socks (bring plenty) and underwear

o shorts

o at least one pair long pants and long-sleeved shirt (depending on the weather)

o t-shirts

o toiletries and medications (there will be at least one chance to shower)

o money for food on the road and souvenirs

 


WHAT TO PACK FOR BATTING?

You will need:
gloves
camera*
headlamp
little flashlight
extra batteries
pocket knife*
fanny pack
insect repellent
WATER
poncho
dinner and snacks
seat or pad
sandals or rubber boots w/ long socks
notebook
wet wipes*
pencil
crochet hook (size 7)*
keys

*items marked with asterisk are optional

 

Plus, we will all help to carry the equipment:

Bat bags, Nets, Poles, Twine, Data box, Walkie-talkies

 

I recommend that you purchase deerskin gloves by Conroy (like the ones carried by Sierra Trading Post) and a good headlamp (such as Petzel Zoom carried by Avinet or other camping supply places. The gloves from Sierra Trading Post are catalog number 51000 for Men and 51010 for women and they run $15.75.

 

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