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Re: Camera Film
On Mon, 5 Feb 1996, Andy Burchett wrote:
> I have an AT thru hike preparation question regarding camera film. I
> have some film that I would like to send in maildrops along the way.
> What is the best method of long term storgage of film? I was gonna ask
> in alt.somethingelserelatedtofilmandcameras but I figured out of the 200+
> memebers of this list, someone might know... Thanks for the help...
> One By Land
> GA->ME 96'
> AT Thru Hike Countdown : 22 Days
When I started my hike in June 81, I carried a lot of film as I
take lots of photos. What I did was stuff the bag with the film into the
center of my sleeping bag or sometimes the clothing bag, anything for
insulation & kept one roll near the top if I was running low on frames.
I sent several rolls out with friends who joined me on weekends; later I
mailed them off (I think I had Kodak mailers for several). You could send
some mailers of the processing plant of your choice in with "hold for
hiker" packages. I didn't notice any loss in color quality in my prints.
I also did some blk/wh photos for a change of pace.
Speaking of "hold for Hiker" pkgs., my favorite one was when I
got to Damascus, my sister had mailed me a freshly washed & ironed
gingham shirt...They must have wondered about this woman burying her head
in cloth & declaring "ah, Tide, June, 81", and sighing....
I still gaze at my photos from that trip, mountains & centipedes
and even 6ft. high nettles all hold fond memories, preserved forever...
I tend towards Kodachrome (those nice bright colors...) but the blk/wh
photos were great (esp. if you do darkroom work)...also...
- Camera Film
- From: Andy Burchett <email@example.com>