It must be from my old Eagle Scout days that I always prepared ahead of time. By continuously preening, these Pelicans are Fire House Ready. With that thought in mind here is a list of tips before you go out and shoot:
- Gas the car up the day before
- Have your cloths laid out ready to go along with broad brim hat and sturdy shoes/boots
- Pick your camera(s) – I usually bring two cameras
- Pick your tripod(s) – I have two depending on the size of the lens
- Clean your lens
- Put fully charged batteries in your camera(s) and turn the camera(s) off
- Put water in your car- lots of it
- Have your destination in your GPS if your not familiar with the place your going to
- Pack your backpack or satchel if you are going to use one. You can put water, extra memory cards, hoodman loupe, lens cleaner, first aid kit and various other lenses, tools and gadgets you may frequently use in your bag in your car or someplace near the car.
- If you park your car in the garage that has a secure door then stow everything in the car. If you don’t have a secure parking place then stow your equipment in one place so you can put it quickly in the car.
Be Fire House Ready and save yourself a lot of time and stress.