For outdoor and adventure photographers like myself, keeping digital gear safe and sound is always a priority. I take my equipment fishing, skiing, motorcycling - you name it. Here are some tips I've picked up along the way:
1. Keep those little silica packs you find in new luggage or clothing. You know the ones, they read 'Do Not Eat.' I have six to eight of them in my camera bag, they reduce humidity inside your bag, keeping your gear safer while in humid climates.
2. Get a three-fold dry bag. Made from thick PVC, these are the only things I've ever had that are truly 100 per cent waterproof. When in harsh climates, putting your camera bag inside a dry bag will put your mind at ease.
3. Lens cleaning equipment. If you're taking photographs in bad weather, your lens will need cleaning every time you use your camera.
4. Plastic covers - check out photography supply stores for these handy camera covers. They are plastic bags that tighten over your camera's body and seal out moisture, yet still allow access to the buttons. Perfect for shooting in the rain.
5. Backpack or sling-style camera bag: a must for the adventurer! Backpack bags, like my Lowepro Flipside 200, are more secure, but sling-style bags offer quicker access to your gear. Scotch guard them for good measure.
Good luck out there!
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