The Perfect Camera For A Nomad?

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It’s time for a new camera. At the moment, I have the above Canon PowerShot S5 IS and I’ve generally been a big fan of this camera over the 2.5 years that I’ve owned it. However, it’s once near-perfect photo quality has started to show some blurriness, the rotating LCD screen keeps on shutting off and the larger-than-compact size is …

Do I Need A Floating Camera Strap?

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Photo credit: Joe Mabel Have you been to an REI store lately? (For those who might not be familiar with REI, it is a large chain of outdoor recreation/sporting goods stores located throughout the US.) Well, I went yesterday for the first time in about three years and I must say that I enjoyed myself thoroughly. The store was filled …

A Toast to My Kelty Redwing 2900 Backpack

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Back in late November of 1999 I purchased a backpack without giving it much thought. I was about to leave for Southeast Asia and I needed a backpack. I walked into an REI store in Boston, wandered up to the grand wall of backpacks, unhooked the first one that caught my attention and tried it on. Moments later I walked …