[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]The backbone of my packing is to pack light and to cater to as many circumstances with as few items as possible. As a wildlife photographer, this is largely to make sure I have enough space for my camera equipment.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”Full Width Line” line_thickness=”1″ divider_color=”default”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]If you are anything like I am when it comes to planning a trip, lists become one of your best friends. There is something reassuring and satisfying about being able to check off items as you complete them. Packing lists are something I always make because without them I invariably feel like I am forgetting something.

Over the years I have been very lucky to have traveled to many different locations, all with unique weather and climates. At that time, I found that my packing list doesn’t change all that much. I have a core list of basics with just a few items that I swap in and out depending on whether I am traveling to a hotter or colder climate.

The backbone of my packing is to pack light and to cater to as many circumstances with as few items as possible. As a wildlife photographer, this is largely to make sure I have enough space and weight to carry what I deem as my essential camera equipment. After all, when I travel it is often to photograph some form of wildlife, so if I didn’t take the bread and butter of my work, my camera equipment, I’d be pretty stuck.

Therefore, there is one question I try to ask myself with everything when I’m packing:

“Do I really need it?”

If I hesitate in any way, I know the answer is really no and I can therefore leave it behind.
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