Black friday is coming

Black Friday is extremely close and I should be buying quite a lot of camping equipment then. I’m only about five months away from attempting to hike 2650+ miles across the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017.

I have recently discovered a great third party battery for Sony cameras. Please check out the RAVPower NP-FW50 batteries. They come in packs of two, complete with a charger, all for £20. Apparently the charger doesn’t charge native Sony batteries, but the RAVPower NP-FW50 batteries still seem like a great buy even if you don’t use the charger. Continue reading “Black friday is coming”

Pacific Crest Trail Camping, Hiking and technological equipment update

I have completed the main aspects of my gear list as far as technology is concerned:

I have to decide on cases and a few little things, but that’s basically my camera equipment sorted. Now I have to focus on hiking and camping equipment, permits and whatnot. It’s going to be a busy next few months. I will blog about camera equipment a bit because technology interests me but when I do the hike, it’s likely that I will only blog about the Pacific Crest Trail itself :).

Geotagging photographs with any DSLR or mirrorless camera

I have written a lot about the Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire watch, please check out the review page. For those interested in geotagging photographs, it’s the ideal companion. I will update the review to include more of its other features at some point, but my main priority was to demonstrate how easy it is to geotag photographs with a DSLR or mirrorless camera with Adobe Lightroom.

Possibly the worlds lightest lights for the Pacific Crest Trail

I recently stumbled upon a YouTube video regarding 20w and 100w LEDs. I’m not sure how it took me there since I was looking at something completely unrelated, but I had this idea that perhaps I could get something smaller for my travels. After searching Amazon for a little while, I found some wonderful USB powered LEDs. They’re only about 1 or 2 watts, but they’re probably quite useful if I want to take a photo of the tent from the outside.

Unlike most USB devices, these can work when they’re reversed too. They’re amazing. I’ve bought a couple, and I’ll see if I can use one of them in a reversed position, this way it would provide a 360 degree light source (a bit like a lantern) when they’re placed in a USB power bank. I’m not sure if these would be sufficient to replace a headlamp; I’ll provide an update soon when they arrive. It would certainly save a few grams. Considering the cost and weight of these devices, I think they’re at least worth trying out.