octopusmonger  asked:

I'm attending my first field school this summer and I have kind of a dumb question: what should I bring in terms of clothes? The site is in a desert in a cave so I'm just not sure what exactly I should bring clothing wise. Thank you!!!!

I’ve done a little bit of work in a very hot and summery Italy but otherwise not much work where heat was serious a hazard (I live in eastern Canada and our summers go up to about 30 celsius but much of the time long johns are much more common for me). My basic suggestions would be a good broad-brimmed hat, clothing options other than cotton (including moisture-wicking fabrics from hiking/camping stores), and a very large water bottle, larger than you think you’ll need. Some of my followers are probably more experienced in doing field work in the heat - would anyone like to add some tips?