I have only been as far north as Orkney digging, but have also camped in Scandinavia and...
I found a lot of fabric plasters useful so as not to get massive blisters on my fingers when i hadn't been digging for a while, (I get blisters even though I wear gloves all the time! My gloves also last less time the more severe the weather up north) a cap to wear under the hood of my jacket to keep wet weather off my face while digging and plenty of handcream. I find the further north you venture the more likely it is that all your outer wear will self destruct in only a few weeks... better to have a couple of something cheap than one expensive thing that destroys itself and leaves you without equipment.
Erin Louise Johanson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
First of all please forgive me for posting about a non-British dig to the
Britarch list, but I'm not sure where else to turn.
I have just received a confirmation that I have been accepted onto the
Mosfell Archaeological Project in Iceland this August. I'm incredibly
chuffed and excited, but also a bit apprehensive - this will be my first
dig and I am completely clueless as to what I should do, take, wear,
etc! Is there a general dig etiquette I should follow, and should I start
stocking up on deoderant and hand soap? :)
Any advice you may have would be most welcome. I have emailed the project
lead, asking the same thing, but some general advice would be great.
Thanks a lot,
Erin Louise Johanson
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