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Mar 03, 2013 13:17 |  #1

Just curious how all of you who camp/backpack with camera gear secure you camera stuff at night? I always sleep in a camping hammock. When I'm in a state park I can always lock the gear in the car; but I often end up well into the woods well away from my vehicle. I camp and backpack a lot and intend on taking some of my camera stuff with me, but I'm still leery of how to secure it at night. :confused:


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Mar 03, 2013 13:44 |  #2

You could try a Pacsafe - a metal, mesh cover for a rucksack that can then be secured to a tree via an integral cable and padlock?
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Mar 03, 2013 13:48 |  #3

if you are well into the woods, who's going to take it? Just don't keep your food in it the same bag or maybe the bears will get it!


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Mar 03, 2013 14:00 |  #4

When would it be an issue?

At night keep it in the tent. If you're leaving the tent, I'd get a dry bag and put it somewhere in the bushes. If some thief would be going through the tent, they'd miss it.


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Mar 03, 2013 17:43 |  #5

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When would it be an issue?

At night keep it in the tent. If you're leaving the tent, I'd get a dry bag and put it somewhere in the bushes. If some thief would be going through the tent, they'd miss it.

He said he's a hammock camper/backpacker

If you're away from people I wouldn't worry to much about security. If you're worried about weather just get a dry sack. When I backpack my camera gear stays in a dry sack when it's not out or in use.




  
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Mar 03, 2013 18:37 |  #6

It wouldn't be a light solution, but if you're really worried, you could pack everything in a Pelican case and chain it to a tree.


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Mar 03, 2013 19:28 |  #7

klr.b wrote in post #15673080 (external link)
It wouldn't be a light solution, but if you're really worried, you could pack everything in a Pelican case and chain it to a tree.

Pelican is too heavy to lug around on your back.

Hammocks have space for a camera.


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Mar 03, 2013 20:47 |  #8

I think that hiding it is the best idea. Maybe string it up in a tree at night if you are worried about someone tripping over it. At night, you are too busy looking where to place your feet to check out what is in the trees. In a camo type bag covering, it will be invisible!


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Mar 03, 2013 22:33 |  #9

Like DocF mentioned, I would just keep it in the hammock with me.

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Mar 03, 2013 23:22 |  #10

Thanks for the input guys. While I do go well into the woods, I still see people on a regular basis. I'd take it in the hammock with me, but TBH, there is no room inside. Besides, I'd be afraid of rolling all over it. ;)


I shoot macro, so I be take my 350D, 100mm, external flash, collapsible diffuser, extension tubes and other little tidbits. If I'm not traveling far, I take my small tripod also. I keep all my camera stuff in its own bag separate from my camping gear. The bag I keep it in has its own rain cover, so its not the weather I'm concerned about. ;)


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Mar 03, 2013 23:25 |  #11

At the bottom of a diaper bag, in a waterproof bag, with a freshly soiled diaper in a paper bag on top, so that man and beast will avoid the bag?!

And if you do not have a baby, you can bag your own morning constitutional!


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Mar 04, 2013 14:39 |  #12

Wilt wrote in post #15673980 (external link)
At the bottom of a diaper bag, in a waterproof bag, with a freshly soiled diaper in a paper bag on top, so that man and beast will avoid the bag?!

And if you do not have a baby, you can bag your own morning constitutional!

If you think beasts will avoid a dirty diaper, you clearly have not met my dog.




  
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Mar 04, 2013 14:56 |  #13

Like secure it from thieves? While you camp? I'd start by finding a new place to camp!


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Mar 04, 2013 15:12 |  #14

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If you think beasts will avoid a dirty diaper, you clearly have not met my dog.

My dad had a hunting dog that would run to the first available cowpie and roll in it when coming from home to a field to hunt...to camouflage himself from the game, was my guess! :lol:


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Mar 04, 2013 16:29 |  #15

High up a tree, above me. In the same way my food will be high up a tree about a 100 yards away.

I'm also a hammock camper, though I don't normally worry about theft, just unwanted visitors.


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