Tips to keep cam­era bag warm and dry in win­ter

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QWith the on­com­ing win­ter look­ing to bring some ex­treme weather into the UK and Eu­rope ( judg­ing by au­tumn’s stan­dards), is there a way to keep the in­side of my cam­era bag warm and dry so I don’t have is­sues with loss of bat­tery charge and so on? I do a lot of all- day walk­ing and am plan­ning to visit the Alps this win­ter, so any ad­vice on this would be fan­tas­tic. Jonathan Davies

AEx­treme tem­per­a­ture changes and hu­mid­ity, which are es­pe­cially com­mon in win­ter, are never good news for pho­tog­ra­phy equip­ment, but you can take pre­cau­tions to re­duce the risk of dead bat­ter­ies and mois­ture dam­age. Let your cam­era equip­ment be­come ac­cus­tomed to new en­vi­ron­ments slowly (in­side the bag and out), by keep­ing your cam­eras and lenses in a zipped-up cam­era bag, which will avoid the for­ma­tion of con­den­sa­tion. Also, us­ing recharge­able or re­us­able hand-warm­ing de­vices within your bat­tery com­part­ment can help to keep your bat­ter­ies charged for longer. But don’t let any part of your bag get too hot, and put the warmer in a sep­a­rate com­part­ment if nec­es­sary.

A hand-warm­ing de­vice in your bag can keep bat­ter­ies charged for longer

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