In this issue of What’s In My Bag, I talk about the two pieces of rain gear I always have with me when I go out to shoot photographs.
The weather in Arizona changes, especially in the monsoon season. The news never seems to get it right. It will say there is a 0% chance of rain, and we get a downpour for an hour or two. Or they say there’s a 90% chance of rain, and we get nothing. I think the monsoons are too unpredictable for the weather man or woman to figure out.
I would rather have rain gear, and not need it, then need it and not have it. I’ve experienced the latter several times, and I didn’t like it. And rain gear is so small and light, that there’s no reason not to always have it with you.
With a little creativity, rain gear can serve many functions.
- If you get lost, a couple of cheap ponchos can be made into a tent.
- A poncho can be used as a solar still to make drinking water.
- If a strong, cold wind is blowing, a poncho can stop the wind from penetrating your cloths and keep you from getting hypothermia.
- There are also several first aid situations where a poncho comes in handy.
I hope you enjoy this video https://youtu.be/8ybslO2eA7E
What rain gear do you always have with you?
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