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Eating healthy while in the field

Meal suggestions: I've got two weeks of work "in the field" ahead and I need small, portable, plant-based meals for a) room temperature and b) heat. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Sep 20, 2016 - 7 answers

Should I worry about vertigo while travelling?

A few days ago I started getting vertigo, though I don't seem to have any other symptoms (nausea, dizziness) that people have asked about before. Why is this happening? Is this something to worry about? YANAD, YANMD - but right now, I have no doctor! More details inside. [more inside]
posted by thebots on Nov 15, 2015 - 13 answers

Looking for an ideal field bag for science in the bush.

I've just finished a few months of fieldwork and my thoughts are turning to how I might make the next expedition go more smoothly and comfortably than the last. I have realized that I really need a separate bag for field gear -- for camera equipment, dissection tools, chemicals, etc. I think I know what sort of thing I'm after, but I don't know how to find it. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jul 17, 2013 - 10 answers

Can new technology help me map my underwater fieldsite?

I need to make relatively precise measurements, to the nearest half meter, of locations on my field site, which is on the floor of a Mediterranean cove (not more than 10m deep). One possibility is to swim on the surface above my locations and use a GPS to record the points - but so far my older-model GPS's have not been accurate enough for this. I'm leaving in about a week, and just recently I was reminded that technology may have advanced to meet my needs, even since last year! Can anyone update me on the latest and greatest (waterproof) mapping instruments out there?
posted by seachange on Apr 29, 2013 - 12 answers

I'm looking for travel insurance in the field

I will be doing 2 months of archaeological field work in South Africa this summer. It's my first time in the field abroad, and I'm interested in travel insurance since field work is potentially riskier than regular travel. [more inside]
posted by TungstenChef on Apr 27, 2013 - 3 answers

I don't really want dreadlocks.

This feels like a silly question, but what do I do about my long, curly, tangle-prone hair when I'm out in the woods for a very long time doing fieldwork? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Apr 20, 2013 - 31 answers

The world is one big oyster

7 months to spare before starting med school – help me plan an adventure somewhere abroad. [more inside]
posted by pikeandshield on Dec 20, 2012 - 6 answers

What should I bring for a three-month field expedition to Central Africa?

I'm going to be doing fieldwork in Central Africa next summer. What do I need to bring? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Nov 7, 2012 - 15 answers

Looking for handheld GPS unit for fieldwork

What's the best handheld GPS unit for hiking/fieldwork under ~$500? [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Apr 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Budgeting for field research — advice, rules of thumb, or important things I might be overlooking?

Budgeting for field research — advice, rules of thumb, or important things I might be overlooking? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jan 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Over Worked Marine Biologist Filter

Asking for a friend. He's a marine biologist who usually does ecological impact studies prior to any kind of construction work along coasts or out in the oceans. He works world wide and constantly. He spends a great deal of time out in the field and it's becoming detrimental to family life. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on May 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Best camera setup for geo fieldwork?

What's the best digital camera and equipment to use for high-quality photography during geophysics fieldwork? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Jan 5, 2009 - 9 answers

A good recording device?

Can anyone help me select a high-quality recording device for fieldwork and speech analysis, please? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Dec 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Suggestions for a durable digital camera?

What's a suitable digital camera to bring on a fieldwork expedition to Peru? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Dec 11, 2007 - 14 answers

What to bring to Peru?

What should I bring on a fieldwork expedition to Southern Peru (Tacna, Arequipa)? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Dec 4, 2007 - 12 answers

Which microphone should I buy?

Which microphone should I buy to do fieldwork in the jungle? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Jul 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Recomendations for qualitative data management

What are your experiences with qualitative data coding software? Generally, and Apple specific. [more inside]
posted by carmen on May 3, 2007 - 9 answers

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