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equipment

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:18 pm

What do you take with you when you go herping?

As to me:
-photo cameras
-additional lens
-food and beaverage
-mosquito repellent
-smartphone with GPS
-waders
-landing net
-aquarium net
-wellingtons
-money
-measure
-headlamp
-pepper spray
-1.5L portable plastic terrarium
-powerful torch
-raisins/banana to lure lizards
-welding gloves for dealing with venomous reptiles and to lift heavy stuff (eg. stones)
-narrow, small glass aquarium to take pics (20cm x 3cm x 15cm is ok? what dimensions are optimal?)
-magnifier
-pen with a notebook
-backpack

Of course i do not take all the mentioned stuff at once, sometimes i take only photo camera.
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Re: equipment

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:22 pm

Do you use waders guys?
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Re: equipment

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:36 pm

How many lumens do your torches have? I lost my headtorch on Sardinia so I have to buy new one and I'm choosing the proper one.
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Re: equipment

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:48 pm

Michal Szkudlarek wrote:How many lumens do your torches have? I lost my headtorch on Sardinia so I have to buy new one and I'm choosing the proper one.


I have many.
While driving I use this one: https://youtu.be/dgxUlC4oQFs

3500 lumens and you see the road almost the same way as in daylight.
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Re: equipment

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:13 pm

Ruggero Morimando wrote:
Michal Szkudlarek wrote:How many lumens do your torches have? I lost my headtorch on Sardinia so I have to buy new one and I'm choosing the proper one.


I have many.
While driving I use this one: https://youtu.be/dgxUlC4oQFs

3500 lumens and you see the road almost the same way as in daylight.

it is pretty expensive :shock:
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Re: equipment

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:33 am

Lumens are not everything, you may want to read up on that. For herping purposes, you generally don't need the strongest of the strong. It even brings frustration because you'll spot animals out of reach, like tree vipers, that you can never grab.

Battery life and flexibility in use of different power sources are important to me. Another thing is adjustability of light strength. I am still fond of my Led Lenser h14r.2.

And oh yes, good gear is not cheap. I used to buy new lofi stuff over and over again but not anymore.
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Re: equipment

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:46 am

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Re: equipment

Postby Pablo Deschepper » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:04 am

Michal Szkudlarek wrote:How many lumens do your torches have? I lost my headtorch on Sardinia so I have to buy new one and I'm choosing the proper one.


Like Jeroen said, lumen istn't everything. I have been using a Fenix LD22 for 3 years now and for herping purposes I wouldn't upgrade to a higher brightness. It's very compact, can take a (hard) hit to the ground, it's water proof and it lasts long and has a low price.

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Re: equipment

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:33 am

you may want to read up on that

where? what are the other criteria that i should take into consideration? battery longevity, waterproofness, shookproofness, anything else?
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