Must have camera gear: Joby Gorilla Pod
If there is one thing I never leave behind, it’s the Joby Gorilla Pod. This is about the baddest, lightest, and cheapest camera gear you can buy. I hate carrying around my Manfrotto tripod (although I still use it often). I know the purists say “real” photographers carry their tripod everywhere. Call me big baby, but I think tripods are a clumsy heavy burden, especially while on the road. They are best used for accidentally hitting old ladies over the head while in crowded public places. With the gorilla pod, you can secure your camera on just about anything. Make sure you get the ball head too or it’s an extreme pain in the ass to use.