Yeah, the clay out on some windy playa can really be a nuisance too. For winter desert use, I'd
have a big nail attached to some speaker wire and an alligator clip at the other end, so I could static
ground my Sinar view camera. And, of course, anti-static spray on the filmholders. SLR's, esp MF
ones can be an even bigger headache, because once a little dust gets inside the shutter curtain
and mirror movement drives it where it will inevitable cause trouble. Made me dread changing lenses.
I cut my teeth printing big Cibachromes, which are almost impossible to retouch, so learned to be
very careful with dust, whether in the field or in the darkroom.