A Camper's Checklist
for Field Astronomy Classes
Sleeping bag + soft insulated pad to keep you off the ground
pillow, ear plugs
Portable table(s), especially if we're in the wilds like Carrizo Plain
Friday dinner. Saturday & Sunday lunches and snacks. (However Saturday breakfast+dinner, Sunday breakfast: I'll cook for you if prepay $10)
Pot luck dessert (always nice around the scope's)
Like, every jacket and inner or outer pants you own!
Wool cap, gloves, long sleeves
Rain gear, in case we're not lucky.
Plenty of water, if we're at a dry camp like Carrizo Plain. At Carrizo, the nearest water may not be drink-able and it's a mile away.
Firewood, if you have any, and old newspapers
Toiletries (toothbrush, soap, towel, TP
A cup, bring your own mug or camp cup
Red flashlight or better yet - a red headlamp. Best bet is to go to Outdoor World (41st Ave or River St downtown) and buy a LED headlamp. Both red and white lights and only $19!
Beach chair, for listening to campground lectures in comfort
Binoculars, if you have some.
Collecting bag for cool rocks, gold ore, various flotsam, jetsam, knick-knacks, and souveniers
bathing gear, if we're at a lake or hot springs