Kartmaster HD500 S hand truck (wheeled cart) for moving digital camera equipment out on location or while traveling.
In the beginning a backpack-kind of pack is enough, especially if you take pictures mainly on the weekends and vacations. But once you move up to a more advanced level of photography you will eventually need a means to carry your growing quantity of equipment. About 20 years ago I bought a wheeled cart but shortly it fell apart. Then I saw an ad for Remin Kart-a-Bag that offered free repairs for five years, so I calculated this was a practical deal (since I overload all my carts, hastening their premature demise).
Eventually the subway stairs of the world's cities and countless miles of rough pavement throughout Latin America wore out even the Remin Kart-a-bag units, but their repair facility put them back in tiptop condition at no cost. Furthermore, they honored the guarantee in a friendly manner (as opposed to one tripod company which kept charging huge replacement fees even through their advertising claimed their tripods were flawless, would last your entire lifetime, and would be repaired free).
Here Andrea David is using the Remin Kart-a-bag Kartmaster... to load photography equipment into a boat to return to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. On the other side of this inlet is Belize. The Coleman coolers hold camera equipment, unfortunately not ice and beer.
|At UFM, seting up the Kartmaster cart, which can be converted into a solid work table.|
|At Capuchinas Convent, seting up the Kartmaster cart, which can be converted into a solid work table.|
Additional photographs added March 2009.
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