This is a quick checklist for a weekend visit to an outer island in Okinawa, Japan.
Not anticipating being able to go online, the laptop and external drive can stay home.
Bags are packed but, here's what it looked like a few minutes ago.
On the bottom of the pile is the Coleman 3 - in - 1 Blanket.
In no particular order, here's a list of things that get stuffed in the pack or, tied on the outside:
Two Pentax DSLRs. From Sigma a 10-20mm, and a 50-500mm. One Pentax 18-250mm lens.
My flea-market backpack that helps me look like a homeless dude.
A jacket and change of clothes.
The Manfrotto 725B tripod will be hand carried along with the camera used to shoot the photo.
Hiking shoes and an extra pair of yellow flip-flops.
Moist towelettes, baby wipes, whatever you want to call those things that make you smell good.
Flashlight, cigarette lighters, emergency food, lens cleaning gear and a knife.
Toothpaste, toothbrush, body soap, insect repellent and a pair of socks.
A pill box created out of some camera and lens covers, for medicine, Aspirin and Rolaids.
Utility cord, of various lengths, always come in handy.
There are other items, such as a towel and underwear stuffed in the bag for cushioning.
I figured, the ladies wouldn't want to see that stuff.
The only thing I have to remember to do before I travel, is stuff the wallet with lots of cash.
That's just in case they have food and beer on the island I'm going to.
A camera holster will be hanging off my shoulder.
That contains extra batteries, SD cards and model releases. I'm traveling light.
Can you think of anything else, I should add to this checklist ?