Gear Check – First Post!!!

With less than 48 hours from my departure to Alaska it is finally hitting me that my trip is about to begin. I will be out shooting photography and video for three weeks in the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness of Southeast Alaska. The area was persevered in 1980 under the Wilderness Act by a group of dedicated citizens known as the Sitka Conservation Society (SCS). I have the incredible opportunity to join SCS on a sailboat voyage to the area to shoot visuals while they conduct research and assist the forest service with wilderness stewardship.

In 2008 I spent the Summer filming in Sitka and had the opportunity to take a kayak trip to West Chichagof. Back in the day I was still filming on HDV tapes and during those two weeks of kayaking I couldn’t recharge batteries or dump media.

Luckily this trip has the amazing luxury of a sailboat homebase (with POWER). Now that I am shooing on HDSLRs (Canon 7D) I will be able to dump media daily and edit photos throughout the trip instead of being overwhelmed at the end. For those who are interested here is the gear I am bringing:

Gear List:

Photo/Video
Canon 7D
6 – Batteries
6 – 16gb Transcend CF Cards
Pelecan Card Case
17-40 F4L
100-400 F4.5-5.6L
LCDVF
Lee Filter Holder
.6 Grad ND
.9 ND
Circular Polarizer
Gitzo GT2530 Wilderness Legs
Manfroto 501 HDV Head
Monopod
Promaster Ball head
Zoom H4 + Windscreen
Audio Technica 897 Shotgun + Rycote
Sony Wireless Lavs
8 pack rechargeable AA batteries
Glidecam 2000
Alot of cords
Lowepro Photo Trekker AW II
2 – Rite in the Rain notepads

Editing
2010 Macbook Pro i7
2 – 500 gb Lacie Rugged Drives
Promaster Card Reader
Coolmaster Notepal u2
Portabrace Medium Case
Portabrace Large Case

Camping
Osprey Pack
Sleeping Pad
North Face 30* Down Bag
Mountain Hardware Pillow
Patagonia Rain Jacket/Pants
Patagonia Simple Guide Pants
Patagonia Capeline Shirts/leggings
Rei underwear
3 Drybags
Asolo Hiking Boots
Xtratuf Rain Boots
Tons of Hiking Socks
Kelty 2 Man Tent
First Aid Kit
Medicine Backup
Compass
Emergency Fire Kit
Bear Whistle