My wife and I will be heading to Myanmar in early December for five weeks of trekking and cycling. Needless to say, we'll be traveling quite light. Normally, I travel with a laptop and a back-up hard drive and do a nightly transfer of photos to both the laptop and the back-up drive. On this trip I don't have that luxury. I will be carrying an iPad but I am resisting using it as part of the back-up solution because (1) I don't want to consume a lot of space on my iPad for photo files and (2) even if I use it as a through-put to iCloud storage, our online connections will be quite tenuous and probably non-existent in many of the places we'll be traveling. Besides carrying a ton of memory cards, it seems like I have two other options: (1) carrying around a hard drive that reads memory cards directly; and (2) taking my stash of memory cards into a photo place in one of the bigger cities when we're traveling through them and having them put onto a CD-ROM (shades of 2003!). These solutions are not necessarily mutually-exclusive. Anyway, have I missed other options that others have found workable? Has anyone had experience with #1 above and, if so, would you recommend it? If so, what makes/models have you found reliable?