The PEARGroup equipment is owned by each individual who purchased the item or items. They do not have to share their equipment with anyone attending an investigation. It is at the owners discretion as to who uses their equipment. If equipment is lent to a person then any damage that comes to the equipment while that person is using the equipment is between the investigator that lent out the piece of equipment and the person the borrowed it. The idea is that each individual brings their own contributing equipment to the investigation so that the evidence gathered can then be correlated at a later time after the investigation.
Ghost Hunting Equipment List
Zeikos ZE-HC36 Medium Hard Case both parties have a ziekos case
Books (for checking information and refrencing phenomena) , Pens and Notebooks owned by Sean and Jazzma
Flashlight, Compass, Pepper Spray, and a Pocket Knife
Ghost Box Sangean Radioshack DT-200x Hacked Ghost box owned by Sean and Jazzma
Digital Voice Recorder owned by Sean and Jazzma
EMF Ghost Meter owned by Sean and Jazzma
Ramsey TFM3 Electro-Static, Magnetic Field, Radio Frequency Meter owned by Sean and Jazzma
Ovilus X Both parties own one of these devices
Paracorder Static-Ion Detector owned by Sean and Jazzma
Vivitar Mini Digital Video Night Vision Camcorder owned by Sean and Jazzma
Mini Digital IR Thermometer owned by Sean and Jazzma
So you may be wondering... how does all this stuff fit in with your philosophy? Well really it is a matter of shared experience and the thrill of discovery. If an investigator wants to lend out a piece of equipment to a guest or a client then there should be a release paper signed absolving the person from responsibility if something happens to the equipment. The investigator can always have insurance taken out on their equipment. Nobody wants to ruin an investigation, this is about the experience after all.
The point is that people have a chance to experience the thrill of conducting paranormal investigations while actually gathering evidence that helps to uncover that which was unknown.
I like to compare it to conducting a Star Party for amateur astronomers. They bring their equipment (though not all of them share it with the public), share stories and information and invite people to their gatherings to share in the excitement.
The basics essentials on an investigation are pens, notebooks, information on the area you are investigating (maps, history, etc...), flashlights, an emergency medical kit, a cell phone, a tape or digital recorder for EVPs and investigation documentation, 2 way radios, and a compass to help detect field anomalies in the environment. These are your basic investigation tools.
More Advanced (Ghost - Tech)
More advanced investigators will use technical devices such as EMF and other types of energy-field detectors, digital cameras and specialized camcorders equipped with night vision or infra-red spectrum technology. Ghost communication devices such as a ghostbox for live time communication. They usually have a laptop and an area they designate as home base where they have analyzing software and monitoring devices set up to help gather information and analyze incoming data from a live investigation.
First Aid Medical Kit