Quote Originally Posted by rbarker
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The cart rig I posted earlier is OK for level-ground hikes away from the car, but doesn't work well on inclines or rough trails. It does, however, allow me to take both the 8x10 and the 4x5, along with an array of lenses and accessories. ...
Hm...you need some serious off-road tires for that rig, Ralph!

Soeren, you gotta find something that works for you! When I was in Maui, I stuffed the Hassy & the Canon in a bag meant for just one camera. It worked well for me, and I did not have to 'lug' the huge-o backpack. I think if I'd have taken that pack, I'd still be stuck at the inspection counters!

So it's all a matter of need. I'll tell you one thing that I find absolutely irreplacable is my photographer's vest. I feel like Inspector Gadget in the thing, but WOW...you can load that thing up with film, filters, more film...and do with a much smaller bag for gear!