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Equipment and Supplies Checklist updated Aug 25, 2013

  1. Cell phone, old-2nd hand unlocked, sim card cell phone for Mexico use/disposable if necessary
  2. Laptop, with CD/DVD Burner, 300 gigs storage minimum, 2 USB ports. Install and run all accessories for cameras, recorders, cables, harddrives, zip drives, thumb drives, etc.
  3. SD Memory card adaptor or slot on computer in order to upload data.
  4. Portable Harddrive, min. 100 gigs minimum with usb cable connection
  5. Two or three Flashdrives/memory sticks, each 4-16 gigs
  6. SLR-Like Digital Camera, 8 megapixel, 10 optical zoom, min 1600 ISO, with video functionabilty
  7. Digital Audio Recorder, with AC adapter and cable to download to laptop
  8. 2 backup sets rechargeable batteries for digital camera and for digital recorder, min. 2400 mhz
  9. Battery Recharger, capable of recharging all battery types in use
  10. Memory cards for digital still camera minimally 2 cards of 2-4 gigs each
  11. Memory cards for digital audio recorder, minimally 2 cards of 8-32 gigs each
  12. Digital Video Camera, for those doing video ethnography, including all accessories
  13. waterproof carrying cases and bags for everyday storing/carrying equipment in any context, for cell, audiorecorder, cameras, back up batteries, memory sticks, memory cards -- ideally with straps for hooking onto belt or elsewhere for accessibility
  14. Favorite notebooks and pens & pencilsto to write fieldnotes on site if you have specific needs along these lines. Or purchase these on location
  15. ACDSee photo manager 2009 for photo image management. Lightroom and Picasso are suitable substitutes for Apple users. Install and test run all software.
  16. Photo/Image editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop
  17. A six outlet surge protector, with three prong sockets and ideal 6 feet cord
  18. Electrical adaptors, three prong to 2 prong. Available in Piste for less than $2
  19. Firewire-USB cords for direct connection of digital equipment to laptop
  20. Optional: tripod for still and/or video camera, depending on research interests
  21. All purpose jackknife for miscellaneous uses
  22. Miscellaneous: duck tape is always good, as well as waxed string for sewing bags/backpacks, small sewing kit with a variety sized needles -- normal to large for repairing bags

 

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