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How do you keep your camera gear dry/stored on a multi-day trip?
Sep 27th, 2018 at 7:12am
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I was thinking to buy one of those budget pelican-style cases from bunnings, or maybe eventually the real deal. However, also wondering about keeping the gear dry in the humidity of a beech forest... do you just put in loads of dessicant sachets? (Obviously dry it off between use). Wondering if that is sufficient on a 4-5 day trip to avoid fungus.

Also, the pelican cases... what is the deal with the foam? Do they sell extra foam? How do you cut it to shape? Any tips would be much appreciated. I guess you cut it with a craft knife, and a fair bit smaller to ensure a snug fit?

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Re: How do you keep your camera gear dry/stored on a multi-day trip?
Reply #1 - Sep 28th, 2018 at 11:23am
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I have 2 of the cheaper Bunning cases. They are good value. And are waterproof.
The foam inside is pre cut into cubes-so you can pull out the shape you want to fit inside for a snug fit. I guess the foam would soak up some moisture-never had a problem with moisture in the case.
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Baz wrote on Sep 28th, 2018 at 11:23am:
I have 2 of the cheaper Bunning cases. They are good value. And are waterproof.
The foam inside is pre cut into cubes-so you can pull out the shape you want to fit inside for a snug fit. I guess the foam would soak up some moisture-never had a problem with moisture in the case.
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Thanks Baz. I actually got the Bunnings idea from an old post you made about them here! Any complaints about them?
  
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Re: How do you keep your camera gear dry/stored on a multi-day trip?
Reply #3 - Sep 29th, 2018 at 8:45pm
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Baz. I actually got the Bunnings idea from an old post you made about them here! Any complaints about them? [/quote]

None so far mate. They have been ferried across the lake numerous times, and bounced around in the back of a ute on a regular basis.
I think a Pelican case of similar dimensions is about twice the price of the Bunnings version.
They have a rubber seal and a pressure valve if transporting by air.
I have had mine about 3 years or so and no complaints.
Here's a link about the pre cut cube system that applies to Pelican and Bunnings cases.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axAd8EIeQ0k
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Re: How do you keep your camera gear dry/stored on a multi-day trip?
Reply #4 - Sep 30th, 2018 at 8:40am
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I've got a Bunnings hard case as well, use it to store my freshwater reels. Had it for about 3 years, gets bounced around in the boat abit. No issues, very happy with it considering the price.

Only comment would be go easy on pulling out the pre-cut foam, as you can put it back but it loses it shape.

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