#Camerabag Prep  to Weather the Winter

#Camerabag Prep to Weather the Winter

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.

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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.

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