As I gain experience using the gear I have brought with me, I am figuring out the things I will be sending home at the first opportunity- in other words when I’m back in the ‘States. These two items will go for sure.
The bottom item is a solar panel. All I can say is, “What was I thinking?” A cool item to have, but not all that useful given that I have two high capacity batteries I have figured out how to charge most every night. At between 1-2 pounds/~.5-1 kg, it’s not the biggest deal, but it does take up space in a pannier.
The top item is a nifty little tripod. It would be nice to use along the way, but I am not going to unpack a pannier each time to get at it. Once I get to where I’m headed in the evening, playing at being Ansel Adams is the last thing on my mind. So you get handheld, I’m afraid. A great item to throw in the car on a trip, though. I’ll save 2-3 pounds/~1-1.5 kg and significant space in a pannier.
I’ll know next time.