anothernewb wrote in post #12139540
someday I may want more, but given the traveling conditions, every square inch and every pound is going to count. Have 3 - 1/4 Mi portages along the way. I could always take a P&S along, but I'm willing to make a few sacrifices in clothing and gear for this. Just trying to maximize my space.
Having taken canoe trips, I wholeheartedly agree with you.
One thing to keep in mind is that while the Pelican case (which is a fantastic idea) will keep the camera safe, dry, and afloat, it will not do a thing if the camera isn't in it. If you're planning on taking pictures from inside of the canoe when on the water, be very careful about tipping, splashes, and keeping the pelican closed (even if the camera isn't in it!).
If it were me, I would much rather have an inexpensive FD setup when on the water and shoot a whole bunch of 35mm film. Slightly smaller, lighter, you won't have to worry about battery power so much (though you will have to worry about film), and not a terrible financial loss if it gets dunked.
Good luck whatever your decision!