Most LF landscapers who hike away from their vehicle have enough trouble finding room in their packs for camera, lenses and accessories – let alone the “10 essentials” you always hear about:
1. Topographic map
3. Flashlight/spare parts
4. Extra food/water/clothing
5. Sun protection
8. Signal mirror
9. First aid kit
10. Emergency shelter
Do you always carry the famous 10 – or just this or that item, depending on hiking terrain, distance & duration?
If you have to make a choice, does your photo gear trump the essentials, or do the essentials trump the gear?
What lessons can you share for the over-burdened LF photographer? ;^)