Sunday, September 11, 2005

Travel update

Not that I've been talking much about it, but I've been on the road quite a bit lately, in fact, I've only been in the office one day in the past three and a half weeks and will be heading out again in two days for the remainder of the month. Reason for this post is that I think I have finally settled on great packing strategy. I replaced my Lowepro AW backpack with a three-day assault pack from Blackhawk. It holds my 12" Powerbook which I have in a Macally padded sleeve in the outer compartment. For camera protection, I carry a body, 17-55mm, 70-200VR, and one SB-800 encased in Think Tank pouches in the main compartment. When I arrive at the job, I can put the belt together with the lens pouches and I'm ready to roll. Backpack is very comfortable and fits great in the overhead. Other cameras, lenses, also encased in Thinktank products, along with tripod and additional accessories are carried in a Pelican 1610 case. The Pelican case gives me the option of shipping additional equipment home, which I did after Sea Jet job in Idaho. Depending on length of trip, I add a Blackhawk overnight bag or a garment bag and I'm light and mobile.

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