Survival Gear: water, knife, canon.
John Edwards (edwardsj@ANNAP1.JSC.MIL)
Thu, 27 Apr 1995 15:51:10 -0400
I'm not sure who started this issue, but here's my two cents.
I've never been to Philmont. But I have been in hot volcano
craters, to 14,000 foot mountain tops, through swamps, and out on sailboats
into the middle of the Atlantic. My Canon T-90 went along for the ride
every time. It's a metal bodied, "dinosaur" camera that weighs more than it
should, but I have never opted to leave it behind. The results when I get
back are more than worth the effort of dragging it behind me as I crawl into
camp with my last ounce of energy. If photography is your thing, bring
"your biggest and bestest" and shoot 1000 photos. The worst that can happen
is you lose another half pound on the trail, and one of those photos is
going to bring tears to your eyes when you're 75.
You want lightweight? Leave the food behind. The camera is mandatory.
John L. Edwards
Annapolis, MD, USA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City