Packing For Vacation Goes Hi-Tech
If you’re into photography and hi-tech toys, packing for vacation isn’t easy. Forget just one cord or cable or charger, and it can throw your trip into a tailspin. Here’s a picture of my backpack that contains most of my stuff for a recent Alaskan cruise. It must have weighed 25 pounds. I got my exercise hauling it through the airports.
Here’s an inventory of what’s inside:
- DSLR camera
- 2 lenses
- Lens filters
- 3 camera batteries
- 2 tripods
- Battery charger
- A small video camera
- Another battery charger
- Laptop computer (and charger)
- iPad (another charger)
- iPod (wife’s)
- 2 car cell phone car chargers
- USB cords
- 1 small microphone
- External hard drive (to store photos and videos)
The pictures were taken with my iPhone. I used it more as a camera than a phone on the trip. It takes great stills and videos.
Notice just everything has a battery, and has to be charged up. That’s A LOT of cords to plug-in. Here’s a great tip I learned from my wife. Take a power strip with you. It was a life-saver for me. I didn’t miss a single shot.