Christmas gifts for hikers, a too-perfect picture, why we need local adventures, and the best sleeping bag for winter backpacking…
I have finished Ubik by Philip K. Dick (what a book) and have started You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier.
Outdoors and photography
50 Crappy but practical Christmas Gifts for Hikers – this is a a great list of useful items for long-distance backpackers.
Exposure Basics for Shooting With Mirrorless Cameras – this guide by photographer Dan Bailey is also a neat summary of why mirrorless cameras are the future.
A Too-Perfect Picture – this is a fascinating essay on truth and authenticity in street/travel photography.
Scaling Gear: 1P to 3P – a great guide to scaling your outdoor gear to family adventures.
Fujifilm Fujicolor Pro 400H Film Profile – this is next on my list of film to try. I like Superia 400 but this looks better.
We Need Local Adventures – ‘If you’re deliberating about doing something because it might not be perfect – just do it. There’s no guarantee it’ll be great. But by not acting, your chances are always stuck at zero.’
Entanglement and social media reform
I have spun off this section of my reading list! You can find my weekly ‘Entangled reads’ over at my new blog, The Entanglement.