I’m packing for a big trip and going through my lists. Amongst all of my camera gear and clothes, I’ve packed two items that I think are indispensable.

Ziploc bags are useful for a ton of things. Keep a wet bathing suit separated…keep passport and tickets together…lens tissue, digital flash cards, lens caps…toothpaste or soap…for any of those small items or doodads that can be hard to find in your luggage… I keep a few empties, just in case.

Have you ever been woken earlier than you wanted because the hotel room’s curtains just didn’t close all the way.  Bring a clothes pin: it’s lightweight, not valuable and does the job. Plus you can use it to close your bag of potato chips.


What unexpected things do  you bring?