We are like snails and carry everything we own on our backs. We work and live on the road. This means the office could be anywhere!
We expect a lot of our equipment; everything has to be light, reliable and durable. Even though everything is compact we still have a lot of stuff!
We use a Compaq Presario notebook for all sorts and an Asus notebook mainly for video editing. Power has been a constant problem with things needing fixing and replacing which has been troublesome in Latin America! Also we didn’t notice before purchase that the Asus power adapter is a massive brick. Live and learn
We love our Canon 550D (Rebel Ti2) and carry two basic lenses for film and photography.
We use a Manfrotto tripod and camera bag. We also use a Sony voice recorder and carry several spare memory sticks, SD cards, batteries, a charger and cleaning equipment.
We use a Manfrotto video light and a foldaway bounce board.
Thanks to Rode Mics we use a VideoMic Pro, pistol grips and stands. We also use a Sony lapel mic.
As well as using Dropbox every day we back everything up on removable hard drives, in particular our raw film footage.
We use Sennheiser headphones for filming and editing and a Yoga headset for Skype coaching etc.
Over time I would love an underwater camera housing for the Canon, more exciting lenses, fitted lens protector cases and another tripod. We also want to upgrade our sound recorder and lapel mic to something a little more professional. We will upgrade the Compaq laptop to a more powerful machine, not sure what we will get!
We only got Kindles before we left and it has been an instant love affair! Haven’t yet worked out how to make PDF’s look good on there, but we are pouring through the books.
We have a cool compact little Divoom speaker that amplifies sound from movies or music from our various devices.
A must have for waiting in bus terminals, airports or lazy afternoons.
We use our iPhones as cameras when we don’t have our big camera handy, also as a clock, alarm clock, for quick access to internet and for apps like Skype, Facetime, games, notes etc.
I am planning a few weeks in Utila, Honduras to get my divemaster certificate and have been lugging such things as fins, snorkel and mask and a new Intova underwater camera and housing.
In one week I left my beloved fins in a taxi and John’s iPhone fell out into the back of a ute. Both gone we will replace eventually. We also killed the portable speaker and one of the Kindles so will be shopping when we get to San Fran!
Our bags get a beating! They get packed to bursting point, shuttled through airports, squished onto little boats, sat on in long queues, dumped off buses, grimed up on treks and act as makeshift wardrobes on the floors of many hostels.
We use two big packs: a Kathmandu (Interloper) and a Blackwolf (Ceder Breaks) back pack. Both are starting to show signs of age!
We use a 5 litre Kathmandu day pack, both laptops fit into a Everiki bag and our camera gear goes into a padded shoulder bag.
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