Category Archives: Equipment and Gear

Everest Base Camp Trek Preparation

I can’t believe it’s here already, but this weekend all of my 18 months or so of planning and dreaming will come to fruition as I jet off to Nepal and start on the Everest Base Camp Trek! To mark the occasion, and to help everyone who may be looking to plan their own trek, I’ve put together all of the information on my preparation for the trek.… Read the rest

My Ultimate Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List: Other Essentials

I’m on a serious countdown for the Everest Base Camp trek now – just over 6 weeks to go until we arrive in the Khumbu Valley.  Last week I shared my clothing packing list for the trek, this week as promised here’s all of the other gear that I’ll be taking.… Read the rest

Buying a Waterproof Camera

Sooooo….I kind of bought a waterproof camera! With all research and reading I’d been doing about scuba diving and with my recently discovered love of snorkelling, the idea crept into my mind and wouldn’t let go.

I was really torn between a few options:

  • Get an underwater housing for my current mirrorless compact Nikon 1 J2
  • Look for a generic underwater housing for my old Samsung point-and-shoot (Samsung don’t make them)
  • Get a new point-and-shoot and an underwater housing for it
  • Buy a waterproof compact digital

Putting my good Nikon underwater, even in a Nikon-made housing really didn’t seem like an attractive prospect to me – I was really terrified that as soon as I put it underwater the housing would flood and I’d be left with a poor, lifeless camera!… Read the rest