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Back by popular demand and more especially for the Newbies coming out Chasing for the 1st time, these threads usually throw up things that maybe some of the newbies have forgotten etc

My List for 2011 as Follows

Got/Taking

Barons Wx - An essential piece of Kit

Streets and Trips 2010 (GPS Kit)

Laptops x3 Wifi Enabled

3 x Microsoft GPS Recievers

Verizon & Sprint Datacards to run GRLevel3 and Live Stream whilst on the Move

Tripod

2 x Canon EOS Batteries

2 x Panasonic Video Recorder Batteries

1 x CanonXs

1 x Canon 400d

1 x Panasonic Handy Cam

2 x 8Gb Sandisc Card

12 x DAT (Digital Audio Tapes)

Polarising Filter

Remote Release Cable

70-300mm Canon Lens

18-55mm Canon Lens

10-28mm Canon Lens

About 10 cables and Invertors for what we need to run in the Cars

4 way adaptor (Essential for when we are in the Hotel)

1 x UK/USA Plug Adaptor

1 x Dashboard Suction Mount

3 x Radio Units (6 Mile Range)

2 x Weather Radios

Clothes

Shades

Open toe Sandals

Trainers

Waterproof / Fleece

Cd's - This is useful as we can alternate the Music XM Radio gets repetative

Passport

Money

Flight Tickets

INSURANCE

The list goes on and On

It is also a really good idea for people to Bring Cd's as a varied variety is very good, if you are burning Tracks to Cd the tradition is to donate the Cd's to the Stormchase CD Library, that way we collect more and more every year and not just play ABBA GOLD :wallbash::aggressive:

The cars also had MP3 Slots where people could plug there tunes staright into the Car and play their playlists

Please add what you are taking and things I might have forgotten or what might be a good idea, Insect Repellent for Recluse Spider Bites for instance

Paul Sherman

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This year I will be mostly taking...

Compaq Netbook

External disks and USB pens

Nikon D5000

Panasonic HD Cammy w00t

Samsung HD Cammy

All leads for cameras/laptop

2 Tripods

4 way adapter

US adapter

Fair FX card for my cash

Ipod with me tunes on, plus some CD's

Clothes (15 x everything at a guess)

Washing powder tablets (At least the car smelt nice last year even if the boot was covered in powder :D )

Bug repellent, plenty of!

Ibuprofen mainly for the 29th and 31st of May ;)

Might get a windows suction mount too..

:drinks:

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Mine is as follows :

Clothes

Essentials : Fleece, Waterproof jacket, Closed toe boots , Jeans x 2, T-Shirts, Sun Glasses (polarising ?)

Hardware

Netbook & peripherals : Netbook, main leads, power inverter, power adapter (US ) x 2 ,portable hard drive, DVD rewriter (?)

Camera : Nikon D3000 or D3100, kit lens & zoom lens, spare battery & charger, polarising and UV lens filters, memory cards 4 & 8 & 16GB, Camera bag, small torch,tripod, remote release

iPod : Charge lead , load with music

Other

Smellies : Extra Strength Mossie Spray, anitihistimine tablets & cream, Sun Lotion, Neurofen, shampoo etc

Documents: Passport, ESTA form, Insurance, prepaid USD card ?

Luxuries : Coffee,Tequila, PG tips, Marmite, cards, poker chips ?, electronic lighter

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Asus Eee 1000 webook 120gig Wifi enabled

External HDD 500gig

10 x 4gig ScandiskIII Extreme

20 gig CFC Cards

2x8gig

Panasonic HD Pro

Canon Rebel XTI Digital ...for Lightning shots

Casio EXFI..camera HD/FHD....video/pics

Small Olympus camera for general use

LIghtning Trigger...was pride and Joy

Vortex camera Ruck Sack for cameras(waterproof)

20 AA batteries

10 pp3 batteries(lightning Trigger)

10x Np-100 casio batteries

10x Canon batteries

2xlong life Panasonic batteries

3 usb leads

1 suction mount

6 battery chargers..

1 black filter

UK to USA plug

4 way extension

4 way lighter extension

plug in Power pack in car for Casio ExF1

One Tripod

One Water Proof Camera Sleave with rubber padding for Hail damage :)

Panasonic Hd 4cmos 1 lux :rofl:

Remote Casio lead

Remote Canon lead

Infra red Canon remote

Megatron tripod 20footer :rofl: to conduct any lightning

3 small tripods

Remote automatic timmer

Hdr software

Adobe prem software

tons of anti spider spray

a sawn off shot gun for any Rattlers

A resus pack in case Tom as any ideas

Ear muffs in case Im with Ian..he going to kill me :rofl:

One large Pizza for hungry nights

some nice warm fleeces

and 4 caps

1 shades

1 glasses

few other things

I use tons of gigs because I make movies of the complete story of everything I can get...not just storms

and one large couplet in case of emergencies

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Asus Eee 1000 webook 120gig Wifi enabled

External HDD 500gig

10 x 4gig ScandiskIII Extreme

20 gig CFC Cards

2x8gig

.................................

off shot gun for any Rattlers

A resus pack in case Tom as any ideas

Ear muffs in case Im with Ian..he going to kill me :rofl:

One large Pizza for hungry nights

Pat you missing an item from your list.

GPS unit

So you and Ian can hunt down the nearest pizza place, because keeping Ian eating means he wont be keeping you awake.

No need for ear muffs, just keep him eating :good:

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on the Stormtrack Forum equipment lists for stormchasing Safety Specs are always on the lists to wear in car if caught in large hail to protect your eyes from glass in the event of windscreen shattering even a dent in the glass can cause glass splinters to fly off the glass inside the car i had some in my grab bag last year a Dickies pair you can get 3M and several other trendy types that post-9919-0-32318300-1299538706_thumb.jplook like sunglasses I think yellowpost-9919-0-44516000-1299538741_thumb.jp to give high contrast or clear for at night probably best but any are better than none.

Buy your bug spray out there much cheaper than in uk and get far more for your money post-9919-0-41656800-1299539191_thumb.jp this one worked for me last year you need to try to avoid mozzie bites in us as West Nile Fever is a nasty that is spread by mozzies in the area of us we are visiting http://www.cdc.gov/n...ncidbyState.htm you can read about it here http://en.wikipedia....West_Nile_virus don't worry about it too much though as the incidence rate is low just something to be aware off

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Does anyone that has went before suffer from hey fever???

Im contemplating of gettin the injection for it b4 we head off! ....

Dont want having to take my tablets every morning!

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Hiya Dub, yea I suffer with hayfever every year at home but did'nt find it a problem at all on the chase last year :unknw: will still take tablets out there with me though as they help if you get the odd mozzie bite

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Hiya Dub, yea I suffer with hayfever every year at home but did'nt find it a problem at all on the chase last year :unknw: will still take tablets out there with me though as they help if you get the odd mozzie bite

Cheers Craig, coz i was thinking about getttin the injection, ill just use the tablets so.

Oh ye , on the clothes aspect, do we bring enough for each day or do we dry go somewhere to get them washed?, just seeing how much space i can spare.

Ian

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Cheers Craig, coz i was thinking about getttin the injection, ill just use the tablets so.

Oh ye , on the clothes aspect, do we bring enough for each day or do we dry go somewhere to get them washed?, just seeing how much space i can spare.

Ian

Well I think when "lightning Dimmer" hung his pants out to dry on the car aerial they were whipped off in an RFD, so since then he stays up half the night doing the chinese laundry bit. If you contact "Lightning Dimmer" AKA Dogs32 and advise him what laundry you have I'm sure he will be prepared to get it done overnight for you :whistling:

Sorry Pat at least this will keep you out of the bar at night :drunk:

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I remember doing a couple of loads of washing in the Big Texan last year while supping beers on the balcony :drunk:

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Some chasers swear by a sealeable plastic bag for any creams or toiletries that may leak, the air pressure changes can pop them open. Last year I decided to buy new underwear at walmart rather than washing (clothes that is, not me, I showered every 5 days wheter I needed it or not) whistling.gif

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Some chasers swear by a sealeable plastic bag for any creams or toiletries that may leak, the air pressure changes can pop them open. Last year I decided to buy new underwear at walmart rather than washing (clothes that is, not me, I showered every 5 days wheter I needed it or not) whistling.gif

I wonder if the dirty washing is still in that Walmart locker where you left it, or if they are hunting down the odour?

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Just think..not long to be listening to the music(ABBA) in the car with Wendys around the corner for dinner...

Followed by a late afternoon Supercell..

ahhh bliss...I rest my case..lol

followed by a late night gathering with Buds and Toms jokes....

good times are on the horizon

finished off with the Indian man with a crate of beer with lightning shots

And late night skinny dipping in the Hotel Pool..

this is luxury

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I wonder if the dirty washing is still in that Walmart locker where you left it, or if they are hunting down the odour?

lol, I hid it in the air conditioning intake, can we not go to Walmart in Dallas this year? I've seen CSI, they'll get me.....

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New camera and camcorder acquired, just need a new hard drive for the laptop and I'm done :D Said I wouldn't spend on new kit this year too hehe :whistling:

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What wide angle lenses are you guys using? Any recommendations?

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What wide angle lenses are you guys using? Any recommendations?

I use the following:

Sigma 10-20mm f4.0-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens

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That's the one that keeps popping up as the best when I'm looking around. Thanks :)

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This is myself and Helen Hunt's combined equipment list...very similar to what I took along in 2009!

2 x Tripod

Camera: Canon 400D with Standard, Zoom and wide angle lenses. 2 batteries

Smaller sony compact camera

Video Camera:Sony HDR-SR10E with 40GB hard drive and memory card slot.

Ipad

WD passport 250GB external hard drive.

2 x 8GB Scandisc Extreme 3 compact flash cards

Laptop

4 Way British plug extension with american plug.

Memory Card reader

Insurance

Caxton FX card/ dollars

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Oh no!

Testing my gear for this year two failures with batteries knacked, that's OK, quick fix.

Missing camera batteries, oh sod it.

Expansion hard drive comes up with read error, and powers down.

Oh f..... damnit gonna have to make another plan to store any images and movies collected.

Damn :wallbash:

Motto: Check everything before it gets too late.

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Thing was mine was a photobank so I just plugged in the SDHC card, pressed the button and it downloaded, up to 18Gb on one charge.

I'm so sad nobody makes it anymore. :cray: :cray:

There's always Walmart, they stood me in good stead last given I had nothing out with me , although have to admit I memoried up to the hilt this year !! Will need a visit when we touchdown though I couldn't be bothered to haul my tripod around .

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