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Things to bring along while searching for plants in Nature

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by pepetj, May 15, 2011.

  1. pepetj

    pepetj Lifetime Members
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    What should I need to consider when going in-country to explore (and hopefully find) aquatic plants?

    I'm an urban person. I won't venture too far away from any trail but I wouldn't like to get there and realize I should have brought something I didn't.

    I was thinking of:
    • Most pertinent of my portable gadgets and test kits to measure parameters (help me choose here)
    • a 3-5 gal bucket
    • a few 1gal Ziplock bags
    • a roll of kitchen paper towel
    • a camera
    • scissors

    Anything else? Help me learn from your experience.

    Pepetj
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    JJ..Bequiet Prolific Poster

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    maybe a small hand shovel
     
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    There you go! didn't think of that.

    Thanks

    Pepetj
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  4. Tom Barr

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    Clothes,

    You likely will get in trouble otherwise.

    Good wet stuff, rain jacket etc, a good sized hook with a rope to toss to look for weeds. Bug spray. A few things to eat. Long sleeves/pants etc, to prevent cuts, bug bites etc.
    Water/Gatorade or similar, any extras for the car, a cell phone, a good map(not GPS), tell folks where you are going in general and when to expect you back.
    If alone and you fall and have a bone sticking out, or get bit by a snake, car breaks down...........you are pretty much screwed.
     
  5. kazkaz

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    Salt! I always try to remember to bring salt whenever i go hiking at waterfalls and streams, because you sure as hell don't wanna get bitten by a leech without salt!
    Some leeches are extremely aggressive, and once even climbed all the way up my friend's pants and well, bit on his ballsack :D (extra warm!)

    Tho it was worth it as we caught over 30 fishes, 20+ treefrog's tadpoles, and lotsa shrimp as well which are residing in my tank now.

    Good luck, hunting!
     
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