Thought I would start a thread as a catchment for ideas and thoughts on any trick, shortcut, skill, modification, or novelty method that increases productivity and effectivity or remedies shortcomings in all things to do with being a naturalist outside of using the iNaturalist platform or the like. Red Green, MacGyver, Duct Tape, mnemonics, pest deterrent, and etc. approaches are welcome.
I have looked for other threads and the closest overlap seems to be with info offered up in the What is in your Field Kit ? thread. Possibly, if it is okay with the moderators, some of the hacks (such as a little sheet of Tyvek), could get quoted into this thread.
First day use of a new pair of binoculars was out in the bush on a bird count involving distance and elevation. One of the objective lens covers was lost somewhere and retracing steps would have been futile. Fortunately I was able to order a new pair of covers from the manufacturer. In replacing them I “locked” them to the binocular housing with a zap strap/cable tie/zip tie.