Saturday, December 24, 2011



This bag is gynormous.

It easily swallows 2 DSLRs, a plethora of lenses, and even other cams and gadgets.

In mine I have :

A Canon Rebel.
A Canon Rebel 3ti.
A 50mm Prime.
A kit lens.
A 70-200mm.
A 200-500mm.
A 10-24mm.
A Canon HD camera.
A Contour HD sports video camera.
A Contour Roam sports camera.
A Canon 420ex flash.
Hoods for the 2 zooms and the superwide.

There is still room for probably 2 or 3 more lens as I haven’t used all the underneath space…it is a “two-decker” bag.

While it has a shoulder strap, loaded it would be way too heavy to lug around.  But it makes great storage at home to keep everything together.  Then just load smaller bags to go shooting.

Has loops to hold a full sized tripod.  Has a rain cover.  Has plenty of pockets for things like filters and memory cards.

It even has a padded space to hold a notebook.  I would advice the smallest of notebooks such as a Toshiba netbook.  The ability to get anything larger in the laptop pouch will be hindered by the other gear.  In this instance it is similar to a camelbak (although the Osprey line of water/gear bags have managed a nice solution for hauling loaded water bladder and still getting to use all gear space).

At approximately $200.00 US it is a nice gear bag.

Those who need a bag to take in the filed on hikes and bike rides and such can look at the clik elite line.





Sunday, July 10, 2011

A struggle to reach 100 today…

Wow, according to my weather station data that I stream to PersonalWeatherStation it is 99 degrees at 3:27 PM.  It has been 100 much earlier in the day and lasting for hours now for a large number of days.

Sitting here listening to “Sick Puppies” –Riptide currently emitting froth through the Energy system.  And now, You’re Going Down.

So the open source weather data logging software I use had a major beta released lately. I spent the night getting everything reconfigured.  I even am now streaming data to the linked site above in addition to weather underground. I am tired of the unreliability of weather underground, especially the weather sticker and rapid fire service.  I also slightly designed my main site. I did it in tow stages; so far I have only uploaded stage 1 to my ISP and station template. Maybe tonight or tomorrow I will load stage 2.  When the bottom cells are gray in color and a certified skywarn observer badge is displayed, then that is the key to knowing I’ve completed the most current updates.

I may go mountain biking on the trail at Dana Peak if it doesn’t get freakishly hot later. The new one-niner trail extends my normal lap there from 6 and a quarter miles to 8 and a half.

I am writing this using Live Writer. I bet I haven’t updated blogger in a year again.

Ah well….