It's like catching fish. All you really need is a hook,
some fishing line, a pole and some bait. But you know if
you want to increase your odds of catching fish, you're going to
invest in better gear - like specialized lures, rods and reels,
and perhaps a boat with a sonar system to track fish below the
The same goes for storm chasing. All you need to chase tornadoes is a reliable vehicle. But the expert storm chasers often spend thousands of dollars in specialized gear to help them find tornadoes more easily and more successfully, and to document what they find.
Robert Fritchie is as prepared for anything that could happen during a chase. Here is the special equipment Robert keeps in his Pontiac Aztec at all times, even when he's not chasing:
Plus, when Robert's actually chasing storms, he adds all this other gear to his vehicle:
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