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Old Saturday 25th August 2018, 10:03   #1
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Field Guide Bag for the Tropics

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I know it's considered the height of dudiness in the UK at least, but when I am birding abroad I like to have my field guide with me...in the field. Don't judge me - it's just how I like to live my life! My current shoulder bag is not ideal as it lets water in and is a bit of a faff. Are there any other dudes out there who have found a good bag which can accommodate and protect from rain the larger size field guides, say Howell and Webb's Mexico brick?
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Old Sunday 26th August 2018, 12:07   #2
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I can answer my own question now thanks! These two bags, delivered today, are perfect for me!
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Old Sunday 26th August 2018, 14:21   #3
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Glad you found some good solutions. For anyone else who may also be looking, I have been using a Frost River waxed canvas field satchel for years (https://www.frostriver.com/shop/what...field-satchel/).
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I find it easiest to use a hip pack because that way the straps don't interfere with bins and camera straps. Some larger field guides don't fit really easily into hip packs though.
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Old Wednesday 29th August 2018, 12:04   #5
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Hi all,
when I am birding abroad I like to have my field guide with me...in the field. Don't judge me - it's just how I like to live my life!
Sean
I doubt many people don't, certainly when visiting a new country or one that they haven't been to for some time. I do know some people who've learnt the feld guide before visiting somewhere but personally I don't have anywhere near that much time in my life!
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