• PatriciaD says:

    I love your stuff…I’m trying to get into photography (mostly for my scrapbooking) and am moving back to Anchorage one of these days (probably sooner rather than later). I loved the bit about the bandana…lots of uses for a simple square of cotton, huh!!

  • Eric Leslie says:

    Very good list! So often do I see people out in the back country and all they’ve brought was a 18oz bottle of water that’s almost empty.

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Thanks for your comment, Eric! Yes, a good outdoor photographer should be just as prepared for the outdoors part as for the photography part.

  • Practical thanks.

    I always carry a pair of fingerless gloves.

  • Great post… Totally agree on all counts. I myself am a climber and let me tell you, my carabiners have come in more handy more times while not even climbing than I can count. I’ll definitley have to get myself a few bandannas.

    By the way… I might be missing something but I thought you said this was 5 things… Looks like 6 to me lol 😉

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