CAMERA KIT, HIKING KIT, FOOD, DRINK. IS THERE A WAY TO CARRY IT ALL?

trailguru

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I gave up on camera specific bags long ago. I use a Kelty Redwing 2650 pack if I have to carry much gear. Has room for gear, cloths, food and has room for a 3 liter blade. I put my lenses in padded cases and just stuff them in the pack. Opens from the top and bottom and has two large pockets on the side for really quick access.
The Kelty 32L front opening pack is high on my list of possible
 

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I'd like to thank everyone for the very helpful replies. It's time I reviewed what I carry as my default. I've listed the 'default' kit list earlier in the posts. When I've sorted out a pack and put some trips in (we're still all locked down here in the UK) I'll post my (or should I say 'our'?) solution and how well it's working.
 

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It's a challenge. So far, with no answers. I'd like to hear from someone who has found a great way to carry a comprehensive MFT system plus hiking gear for a day's hiking in the wilds?

I carry: 2 bodies, 4 lenses, tripod, filter system and accessories plus spare fleece, waterproof top, waterproof trousers, gloves, hat, about 1.5L drink (often in a bladder) and lunch.
I carry 12-16lb of camera gear on my day hikes and backpacking trips. I either use an Osprey Talon 33L or Osprey Atmos (old style) 65L. Dual wield the Peak Design Capture Clip on both my birding camera and medium format film landscape camera. I'll then sling another 35mm film camera across my chest (sometimes). Extra lenses and film backs in the pack. Usually 3 MFT lenses and 2 medium format lenses + 3 or 4 film backs. One sometimes two tripods

No one really takes pictures of the group photographer so these are the only two pics I have showing it. Orange jacket is the most recent and current setup. It's a lifestyle choice.

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I carry 12-16lb of camera gear on my day hikes and backpacking trips. I either use an Osprey Talon 33L or Osprey Atmos (old style) 65L. Dual wield the Peak Design Capture Clip on both my birding camera and medium format film landscape camera. I'll then sling another 35mm film camera across my chest (sometimes). Extra lenses and film backs in the pack. Usually 3 MFT lenses and 2 medium format lenses + 3 or 4 film backs. One sometimes two tripods

No one really takes pictures of the group photographer so these are the only two pics I have showing it. Orange jacket is the most recent and current setup. It's a lifestyle choice.

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My back, knees, and every muscle in my senior body aches at the thought of all this gear. :-O
 

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Too much photo gear, I carry just one mft body the Olympus OMD M1ii with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14–150mm F4–5.6 II zoom, spare battery and SD cards, no need for tripod, I just have a Gitzo monopod that doubles for a walking pole, all this and my walking and safety kit is carried in my Billingham 25 backpack, as this is waterproof every thing will stay dry.

It works for me
 

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My back, knees, and every muscle in my senior body aches at the thought of all this gear. :-O
Oh, my back and knees hurt through this too. :roflmao:

Too much photo gear, I carry just one mft body the Olympus OMD M1ii with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14–150mm F4–5.6 II zoom, spare battery and SD cards, no need for tripod
This used to be my ultralight kit. The EM1/5ii + 14-150ii combo is so great for moving fast and catching any but the most niche pictures. Rarely did I carry a second lens. Oly IBIS is perfectly acceptable for 90% of my shots and we all went m43 because of the cost/weight!
 
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I carry 12-16lb of camera gear on my day hikes and backpacking trips. I either use an Osprey Talon 33L or Osprey Atmos (old style) 65L. Dual wield the Peak Design Capture Clip on both my birding camera and medium format film landscape camera. I'll then sling another 35mm film camera across my chest (sometimes). Extra lenses and film backs in the pack. Usually 3 MFT lenses and 2 medium format lenses + 3 or 4 film backs. One sometimes two tripods

No one really takes pictures of the group photographer so these are the only two pics I have showing it. Orange jacket is the most recent and current setup. It's a lifestyle choice.

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Enjoy it while you can.
I used to easily carry your kit, now it would go into a wheeled cart.
You're a LOT younger than me. As you get older, beyond about 45, your weight carrying ability starts to go down, either through injury, age or both.
Take care of your back.

BTW, thanks for the inventory. It helps when thinking about what to carry on an outing.
I notice you have a 220 back, but no 220 film. Do you use 120 film in that back?
 

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I carry 12-16lb of camera gear on my day hikes and backpacking trips. I either use an Osprey Talon 33L or Osprey Atmos (old style) 65L. Dual wield the Peak Design Capture Clip on both my birding camera and medium format film landscape camera. I'll then sling another 35mm film camera across my chest (sometimes). Extra lenses and film backs in the pack. Usually 3 MFT lenses and 2 medium format lenses + 3 or 4 film backs. One sometimes two tripods

No one really takes pictures of the group photographer so these are the only two pics I have showing it. Orange jacket is the most recent and current setup. It's a lifestyle choice.

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:drinks:What a magnificent kit to take on your hikes...I'm envious!!
 
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