Whether you go on a guided field trip or freelance, the following items are recommended:
1. Waxed paper or paper bags, for wrapping your collections.
2. Trowel, for digging up mushrooms.
3. Pencil and Notebook or field note pad, for notes on mushrooms and surrounding conditions.
4. Magnifier, for examining the smaller details of mushrooms.
5. Basket or Daypack, for carrying your equipment and collections.
6. Lunch or snacks, canteen.
7. A Field Guide, or two...or three...., but at least one to start.