Pencil/Pen and Paper Pad
Yes Soldat! a pen/pencil and paper is required.
-I shouldn't have to make it a requirement, but people routinely
don't bring this vital necessity.
-Keep in mind that East Wind is full of wetness. Plan accordingly.
-A nifty trick I learned, was to take those green "write-in-the-rain" notebooks and draw brown stripes on them with a ruler and a sharpie marker to make "NVA waterproof paper." Surprisingly it passes the double take test more often than not.