Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Interest: You name it.
Double duty backpack - DSLR + hiking
Hello, I am an avid hiker and amature photographer.
Prior to becomming interested in photography, I developped an interest for hiking and backpacking. I have explored much of the coast mountains in British Columbia, been mountaineering, rock climbing, and on extended backpacking trips. What I have learned is to pack light, don't wander beyond your experience level, and always always be prepared for the unexpected. As such, I never wander into the woods, even for a couple hours, without essentials; first aid kit, small tarp, rain gear, fire kit, food, water, etc.
Now that I am into DSlR photography, I have acquired a nice photography kit, but I am stuck. I can't seem to find a back pack that can do double duty. Here is what is important to me in a backpack:
Pro quality harness
Here is what I would like to put into the pack;
The 10 essentials (backpacking/hiking)
Small sil tarp
Canon EOS 70D
Medium size flash
Ideally, the empty pack would weigh +/- 3 pounds
There would be a place for a water bag.