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    Default How do your store your camera for long bagpacking periods

    How do your store your camera for long bagpacking periods??
    e.g. a month or longer?


    care to share your method of storage when travelling for long period of time?
    doing so can prevent hazardous fungus to grow on humid locations etc...

    let's start

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    depends how old your camera setup is.

    newer lenses are more fungus resistant.
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    highly doubt newer lenses are more fungus resistant.
    just get a few bags of silicon.
    And depends where you traveling.

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    sorry to hijack your thread, what if travelling to hongkong for 2months?

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    Default Re: How do your store your camera for long bagpacking periods

    When I travel with my gear I go with double or triple security. If I can I use my Pelican but I guess that is not your question. To fight fungus, you really need to go to your nearby NTUC and buy good quality zip lock bags. Then find/get the white polystyrene sheet or the strong tissue you find in "wet ones". I simply take out a few and let them dry out. I use them to wrap silica gel and just put a rubber band around it to keep the gel from falling all over. I put my lens, body and other gear in double zip lock bags. But different sizes to fit different lens and gear. Then pack them into your travel camera bag. Carry spares in case they tear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonized View Post
    When I travel with my gear I go with double or triple security. If I can I use my Pelican but I guess that is not your question. To fight fungus, you really need to go to your nearby NTUC and buy good quality zip lock bags. Then find/get the white polystyrene sheet or the strong tissue you find in "wet ones". I simply take out a few and let them dry out. I use them to wrap silica gel and just put a rubber band around it to keep the gel from falling all over. I put my lens, body and other gear in double zip lock bags. But different sizes to fit different lens and gear. Then pack them into your travel camera bag. Carry spares in case they tear.

    Cheers
    I'll keep that in mind.....

    i was considering
    1)putting a thirsty hippo in to my rezo 190 aw bag and zip it up.
    2)open it up in a aircon room...
    3)shoot everyday...

    wonder does these options worked too?
    suggestions for these methods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benedetto13 View Post
    sorry to hijack your thread, what if travelling to hongkong for 2months?
    Depending on when you are going. The RH in HK can be quite low. Check the local weather or the met. station website for their local weather.

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    Forgot to put my location too...will be in taiwan for 15 days

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    Default Re: How do your store your camera for long bagpacking periods

    If you're going to be shooting often (i.e. it will not be kept in a dark damp place) then you can just keep it in the normal bag, no need to over pack. 2 weeks travel should not be enough to bring fungus riding along.
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    Default Re: How do your store your camera for long bagpacking periods

    Quote Originally Posted by mynextday View Post
    I'll keep that in mind.....

    i was considering
    1)putting a thirsty hippo in to my rezo 190 aw bag and zip it up.
    2)open it up in a aircon room...
    3)shoot everyday...

    wonder does these options worked too?
    suggestions for these methods?
    NO NO NO.
    You cannot use thirsyhippo on the move. When its full, its liquid in the box. If this spill or burst in your bag. You are done for. Camera bags are NOT air tight. so its a waste of time doing this. If you shoot everyday, get a big zip lock bag like those sold at Takashimaya for packing clothes and keep the gear in it with the thirsty hippo in it in the hotel or room.

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    Yes. Thirsty hippo and silica gel are NOT THE SAME THING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonized View Post
    NO NO NO.
    You cannot use thirsyhippo on the move. When its full, its liquid in the box. If this spill or burst in your bag. You are done for. Camera bags are NOT air tight. so its a waste of time doing this. If you shoot everyday, get a big zip lock bag like those sold at Takashimaya for packing clothes and keep the gear in it with the thirsty hippo in it in the hotel or room.
    yea i know that thirsty hippo will leak out....was intenting to zip lock tat when not in use...


    i guess i'll just stick to zip lock...and shoot often....

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