As the photographer in residence, at my job, one of my task is going out in snowy weather to report on the conditions of our property’s. When I first started doing this, I really did no prepare well, this year I’m changing that. Beyond just having a camera in my hand there’s a few things I’ve learned to keep with me along during inclement weather.
Here’s a quick list of my winter gear
Having a proper go bag is the key, I use a ThinkTank Airport Accelerator as the base of my winter kit. I am in an out of a car, bus or train during my winter expeditions and this bag just works for what I carry in it. Most of this stuff lives in this bag the entire winter. If I know bad weather is coming this bag stays with me.
The list of what goes in the bag is as follows
- Extra Hat
- Extra gloves
- Safety Vest
- A Towel, to dry things off quickly
- Canned Coffee
- Granola Bars
- A Few Large Ziplock bag filled with Silica Gel Packets aka Desiccant Dehumidifiers. It drys off the gear when needed
- Nikon D750
- Sony A7 + 35mm FE 2.8
- Nikon 70-300 3.5-5.6- Zoom helps when in the snow, you can always get to your subject.
- Old Tamron 28-200 I need a replacement for this. I call this my beater lenses, if it dies it dies, its served me well.
- Tamron 150-600 – Occasionally I am at a place where I have to get something at a long distance, or from the vehicle.
- Extra batteries
- Nitz Straps
Is the list perfect, no, it’s always evolving, but it works for me.