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Travelling Photographic Equipment

There was a thread and Zuiko was interested in "other than rucksacks". We did not enjoy the back ache and should pain from the weight - and it takes quite a while to get the rucksack off, especially if over a jacket ! and then you have to find a place to put it down and open it ... usually wet/muddy ... so here are a few ideas ..



Nicks old Golf Trolley - sorry tiny photos resized for something else! You can see that the case has "egg box foam" in top and bottom the "equipment" may be squeezed between this foam and safely transported.

The Golf trolley wheels are held apart by two rods sprung out - these rods maybe removed to keep the wheels close together for narrow paths.

Nick made this converted Golf trolley for his Rifles as there were miles to walk at some competitions !








My own Trolley - has Barbie Wheels from a broken dolls pram - because they firm padded foam and afford a degree of suspension . This is the original - a 5 case from a car boot sale ! and the "wheels and chassis" from a broken suitcase.





I pack my lenses in their Foam padded Lens cases - tightly secured by the internal sections.



There are feet at the bottom end so the case can stand up alone!



and Nicks has recently added straps on the front for Tripod & monopod and a Brolly



and the most recent upgrade - the corners !



If anyone is really interested and want decent size images let me know and I shall re take a set.


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Re: Travelling Photographic Equipment

My father in law shoots and had teh same issue trudging to the range.

We came up with a similar solution except using a hil billy motorised golf trolly, even easier!
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Re: Travelling Photographic Equipment

Thanks Chevvy, some interesting and really good ideas there.
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Re: Travelling Photographic Equipment

Sponner, yes motorized is great BUT the weight and size for the boot and these are used mainly for walking about cross country about Nature Reserves and uneven terrain and have to be carried/lifted occasionaly

John, Council Recycling Centres are as good as Car Boots ! also I have to remember to swap arms iro of pulling my trolley - so as not to get uneven stiffness in muscles ... I did think of using a belt attached to the handle "donkey" like pulling ...
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