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Nate The Surveyor
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Things we carry, on our person.
Leatherman.
Small pocket saw. Like Gerber or Corona brands. Stihl makes one. 7" to 9" long.
Good pocket knife.
Wide and good belt. Sufficient to carry tools.
Compass. Such as Suunto.
Small camera. I carry a Cannon Powershot SX 230 It's a 12 MP camera.
Often, a cell phone, but sometimes it stays in truck.

Tools. It seems, if I leave one behind... I inevitably need it.

N

Surveying is more than a Job----it is a passion to provide a foundation for future generation, that is beyond reproach.

Nate

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Posted : March 19, 2017 10:54 am
Mike Mac
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Nate The Surveyor, post: 419188, member: 291 wrote:
Tools. It seems, if I leave one behind... I inevitably need it.

N

Never fails...never.

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Posted : March 19, 2017 11:01 am
Mark Mayer
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Camera is on the cell phone. So is the compass. So that's covered.

A small folding tree saw has been a relatively recent addition to my truck. I'm not sure how I got along without it. Actually, I am. I chopped through thick branches with a machete. Tree saw much better for that.

EDUCATION, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

EXPERIENCE, n. The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

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Posted : March 19, 2017 11:52 am
holy cow
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Shovel with sharp edges will eliminate that saw thingamajig.

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Posted : March 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Mark Mayer
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Holy Cow, post: 419197, member: 50 wrote: Shovel with sharp edges will eliminate that saw thingamajig.

3" branches with a shovel? No thanks.

EDUCATION, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

EXPERIENCE, n. The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

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Posted : March 19, 2017 12:21 pm
Anonymous
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iPhone : Scientific calculator
Camera,video, compass, magnetometer, notebook, led light, Google earth. Theodolite app., gps location/ navigation , Real time weather radar, voice recorder,and music.

Buck multi-tool

Onion pocket knife.

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Posted : March 19, 2017 12:28 pm
warren ward PLS CO OK
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when walking light for your first walk around, take a small, "mini" hammer, or finishing hammer. Its only 6 inches long, very easy to carry when you are holding the metal detector and don't want to lug all the big stuff around. You can do some digging with it, pound lath, hammer in brass tags, etc.

ww CO & OK PLS

Have a nice day! Or, may your monument prevail over some guy's touchscreen.

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Posted : March 19, 2017 1:18 pm
jsavage977
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25ft tape
CaseXX Trapper pocket knife
Ideal mark marker
Roll of flagging
Orange vest
Davids sunflower seeds,

...Then send rodman back to the truck for the locator, shovel, machete, hammer, lathe, saw, level rod, paint, pick, posthole digger and axe. Lol

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Posted : March 19, 2017 1:40 pm
Adam
 Adam
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Firearm, the region or area of work often determines the caliber.

Adam Plumley, PLS
AP Surveying, PLLC
Javad GNSS 5PLS Team Member

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Posted : March 19, 2017 2:18 pm
Dave Karoly
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My iPhone can pretty reliably get me within 30' of a monument, often better.

The ongoing joke is my phone says it's off 15' so move it over there.

I take photos using my work issued Samsung Galaxy S7 which takes very high resolution photos.

I thought it my duty to exhibit things as they are, not as they ought to be. -Alexander Hamilton, August 13, 1782

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Posted : March 19, 2017 5:45 pm
Shawn Billings
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My Bund NATO Entrenching tool/shovel goes with me most everywhere now. It cuts small limbs pretty well and digs better than any shovel I have ever used.

NATO Entrenching Tool/Shovel

Shawn Billings, RPLS
Owner of Pendulum Surveying in East Texas
I also provide sales, support and training for Javad Triumph-LS RTK Systems

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Posted : March 19, 2017 6:19 pm
Kent McMillan
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Okay, so basically you're asking what I carry on my person in my vest on every project. That would be:

- iPhone 6 plus
- field book with 100% rag content pages,
- small drafting triangle that fits in field book,
- mechanical pencil with 0.5mm H lead,
- hand level,
- mylar eraser,
- Suunto Compass,
- Suunto Clinometer,
- Garmin eTrex GPS receiver,
- 12 ft. tape
- 3m tape (I think it is)
- allen wrenches for adjusting vials on prism poles, and
- roll of plastic flagging,

Best regards,
Kent McMillan, RPLS Austin TX

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Posted : March 19, 2017 6:44 pm
Kent McMillan
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also:
- anvil pruners. and
- concrete scribe.

Best regards,
Kent McMillan, RPLS Austin TX

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Posted : March 19, 2017 7:04 pm
jim.cox
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Aside from the gps, pole and bipod

I'm carrying a metal detector, hammer and chisel

And maybe a can of paint

(at least for the initial reconnaissance)

=mjc=
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Posted : March 20, 2017 12:03 am
Richard
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Sharp eyes and an ever alert brain.
Plus all the usual paraphernalia listed here and not.

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Posted : March 20, 2017 12:38 am
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