What to bring:
Plenty of work clothes. Both the soil and the bananas stain fabric a light brown color.
We recommend long-sleeve lightweight, breathable clothes.
Expect to change shirts regularly.
Sturdy shoes and or rain boots. Water-proof is nice on dewy mornings.
Workout/ yoga wear.
Sturdy sandals or Crocs.
Non-toxic insect repellant.
Biodegradable toothpaste soaps and shampoo/ conditioner.
Non-toxic mosquito coils or citronella candles.
We recommend the following tools:
Machete with scabbard.
We like the Tramontina 14-18 inch version. My personal preference is 16″ with a wooden handle. We advise a scabbard as well. Other brands will also serve you well. But we recommend one with a sharp tip as opposed to other shapes. Remember that the bolo styles will be hard to fit in a scabbard. Here in Hawaii, Lowes sells an 18inch version with a nylon scabbard for $20. It can also be found on amazon. Click Here for link.
Pruners with carrying case.
You can pay as much as $50 for a Felco version but my friend Antonio said he’s had his for 17 years and never sharpened them once. I have other friends that swear by these Japanese pruners:
They are a great deal at around $30 and come in three sizes. Click Here for link.
.I have had a pair of these ARS version for the past year and they have served me well. They run about $50 – $60. Click Here for link.
Don’t forget to get a carrying case with a clip for your belt or you will be losing them in the grass.