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“Still working on a good system..
I usually carry the extra lenses wrapped in my jacket inside the top of my pack. On long multi day trips I leave the macro and tele at home and just carry the wide angle mounted to the camera, tripod, filters extra batteries and compact flash cards.
On Day hikes I bring it all...in my Lowe Pro Mini Trekker...still have room for a bottle of water and a sandwich too :)”
“I also carry bungie straps in my pack because my tripod is short. To get the tripod higher, I strap a walking stick and a couple of downed branches to the legs. Surly this would work for a mono pod as well. I sometimes lash the tripod to fences, trees, and other objects as well.
As far as a bag... I wrap my equipment in my thermarest - clothing - food - and other materials when in the backcountry.
A toploading lowepro may be what you need to keep your camera handy while hiking.”
“I find the monopod works with a slow shutter speed, but it's always best if you can lean it against a tree, etc for the added stability. It really depends on how steady your hand is, but I've taken shots with the camera sitting on a rock and the same shot with a monopod and had them be comparable.
As for which Lowepro, I have an Off Trail 1, which works great for my purposes. It's not waterproof, but my rain jacket pretty much covers it or a plastic grocery bag fits over it if needed.”
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