Use your stake bag for the lath only, get a bag that is coated and it will last longer. Also, with the bag put the points up to keep from damage. The machete has a scabbard the scabbard has a belt loop, machetes go great in scabbards on the ol belt and they look cool. If you don't like the look of the scabbard or something uncomfortable about it, take a grinding wheel and flatten the end so no point keeps from killing you bag. Also, I never carry a shovel you will find that if you use the flat end machete (if you grind it down that is) it will double as a digging tool. This way you don't have some lady coming out her front door screaming that you are destroying her front lawn. You can dig a great plug of grass that fits right back down in the hole you dug to recover your monument. Also, purchase a side bag (looks like a purse of some kind and no I don't wear a purse) put your iron pins in there and things like hammer, hubs, hammer drill can of goat cheese if you like, whatever).Get a nice leather belt and leather pouch from loews or somewhere and modify it. I cut out some internal pockets on mine and used liquid electric tape to cover the ends and rivots exposed and it is perfect, it beats all that are on the market. Then get a double roll flagging pouch, not the loose ones get the one with the flap on top that snaps shut with brass leaders. Strap on the old machete and this belt is the ultimate surveying battle pack. Get on the job strap on the belt put paperwork in it and you are 50% ready for hitting the ground running everytime. Nails, flagging, markers, tacks, machete, ID washers, ID caps, compact alan wrench, Keel all ready to go each time. Seems like it would weigh alot but it dosen't at all, especially if you get the wide belt and treat it with mink oil so it takes perfect form to your body.
Seco calls it a Gardner rod. I use a Trimble S6, It hold up an active prizm with the data collector very well. The only thing is if you have been bottle fed on holding steady for too long using a bi-pod you will need to get back to basics and work the bubble keeping it real to the skills of being a surveyor. One hand operation after shot and one hand operation when picked up, closing on its own to put over shoulder.
Why would a lathe come in a bag?
Try this bag: It's a multi-purpose field bag
This land surveying bag is designed to hold many types of equipment with four exterior pockets and convenient carry-strap. Also equipped with breathe holes to help water drain out. A must for every land surveyor on the field.
Good looking bag, where do you get those?