Equipment

Excursion packing list

I try to be a very organized person in general, and it’s especially important to be well-prepared for long excursions or ones that take me far from home. Below is a list of the items I typically bring with.

1: An extra layer of clothing, 2: Sunscreen, 3: Lens hood, 4: Camera (for details, see below), 5: Water, 6: Iced coffee, 7: Bagel with cream cheese, 8: Advil, 9: Writing implements, 10: Lip balm, 11: Hand sanitizer, 12: Pocket pack of tissues, 13: Hand warmers (winter only), 14: Allergy medication, 15: Gum, 16: Extra memory card for camera, 17: Hair tie, 18: Headphones, 19: Extra phone battery, 20: Headband (for keeping the flyaways out of my face on windy days), 21: Wallet including Metrocard, 22: Notebook.

Not pictured: sunglasses, hot coffee (winter only), smartphone (see below for details), house keys, a bag (to carry all of this in, usually a backpack or messenger bag).

Camera equipment

Currently I use a Canon T3i (which I love!) My 28mm f/1.8 prime lens is what I use most of the time, but I do have the 18-55mm lens that came in the kit with it as well.

Canon T3i camera and accessories (most of which I don’t bring on excursions)

Before July, 2011 I used a Canon Digital Rebel (no letters or numbers after it, just the original Digital Rebel) and the 18-55mm lens it came in a kit with.

Since this camera didn’t capture video, I used to use my T-Mobile G2/HTC Desire Z for that. Before December 2010 I used a T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream for video.

My phones were also occasionally used for photos. You can probably tell when from the poorer image quality!

5 Responses to Equipment

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  2. Websteward says:

    Hope you change that bagel every couple of weeks.

  3. Brian Snyder says:

    I also use the very same Canon Rebel T3I. I purchased off of QVC 2 years ago, maybe 3. It came with the (18-55mm) and the big 300mm lens as well as a bunch of other small goodies. Cleaning kit, Manual, starp, etc… I love it. Not so complicated like some of the higher priced cameras. I purchased a Tri-pod separate for $189.00. A very nice one with 3 different levels on it. One thing I would HIGHLY recommend is a rain shield for the camera. Twice it saved me from losing my camera due to dripping water of of buildings.

    • Emily says:

      Heh, not pictured: A gallon-sized Ziploc bag for rainy days! I don’t take photos with that on the camera, to clarify, but it keeps things dry in transit at least.

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