Quote Originally Posted by jspillane View Post
Finally, my backpack was a bit bulky to carry around, due to excess equipment, film, etc... I am currently looking into getting a simple military canvas backpack and modifying it to have holders for the essential kit (3x lenses, body, 2x extra backs, 10x rolls of film). This would lack the padding and space needed for travel, but could be folded into my checked luggage next time and used for extending outings.
I have used a "load bearing tactical vest" before now when travelling around - It is an ex-military thing with loads of pockets, some the right size for film backs, others small enough for a few rolls of film. The weight is spread across the body, so it isn't a strain on the shoulders like a heavy backpack, and it doesn't count as "baggage" when checking in for a flight