I have come to the end of my buy-a-thon, more or less. It seems that one is not a scientist unless weighed down by large amounts of expensive and delicate equipment. Here are the two suitcases I bought for my journey to the southern hemisphere, along with my “old faithful” suitcase from past adventures (that’s the one on the right with the glue-covered rip and the missing wheel).
From this picture you can tell my priorities. Over-engineered, water-proof, shock-proof, theft-proof (maybe), explosion-proof Pelican cases for the scientific gear. Ratty, might-fall-apart, but loved suitcase for personal possessions.
The next task is to see if all my gear will fit in these two Pelicans. Tetris anyone?