Hey there, just looking for someone who has done extensive travelling with a head load of camera gear to give me some ideas.
I'm going to be heading to South East Asia in April when the ski season ends to spend a couple months travelling Thailand and Indonesia with some friends. I'm planning on bringing quite a bit of camera stuff for a broke 18 year old backpacking around with buddies. (Canon 60D, Tamron 17-50 2.8, Manfrotto 190XB/701 tripod, maybe another lens, 1 terabyte external harddrive) I'm trying to figure out the most practical, and safest way to travel with my gear.
Right now I'm thinking this: Have a backpack full of my clothing, sleeping bag, and then another bag with all my camera stuff + cash +passport. This second, valuable bag I'm thinking I would have on my body at all times. (save leaving the tripod at the hostel if I didn't think I'd be shooting video) What do you guys think? Anyone had any experience doing it another way? Also, what kind of bag would you recommend for the camera gear?
Thanks in advance for any ideas you might have!