Based on 300+ measurements, experience has whittled down the stuff carried while riding to; 4x6 index cards, binder-clipped together, pen and course map go in my shirt pocket. Smart phone and spare pen go in the other shirt pocket. Pocket knife goes in pants pocket. Paint and spray chalk go in the water bottle holders. IPad goes under my belt in back. A flat tire repair kit and pump (used 3 times in 30-yr, but prevents long walks) get strapped to the bike. All the other stuff (steel tape, hammer, nails, washers, and much more) go in a large Cabela's fanny-pack that stays in the truck. We have found that there's almost no need for more stuff on the ride. Most measurements consist of: drive to calibrate, drive to course, measure, drive to calibrate, drive to course for final adjustments and marking. The final part uses most of the tools not carried during measuring and the final adjustments and marking almost never require riding.
If you add each item you could have used to your tool-kit after each measurement, you will soon have a large collection behind the seat of your truck or in your trunk, I know I do. I even have a spare JR Counter, 6-traffic cones, a 1500-ft reel of string and a knee pad, used for establishing a calibration course, along with the fish scale, 300-ft steel tape, 100-ft steel tape, 25-ft steel tape, masking tape, thermometer, Course Measurement Manual and star-drill for marking end points in concrete (I even carry a straw for blowing the dust out of the star-drilled hole before filling it with paint). The list goes on and on. Don't get discouraged; get a big box.