If you did Part One then you might as well do Part Two. Take a look at all the things that were in your bag and ask yourself, "Do I really need this? When was the last time I used this?" other than emergency supplies like band aids, you might want to reconsider those "optional" items.
While you are at it replace your band aids and wet wipes with fresh ones. There's nothing like a dead band aid when you really need it!
The Bronx zoo is the second largest zoo in the United States behind the world famous San Diego Zoo. Started by what is now known the Nature Conservancy, the Bronx Zoo offers spectacular opportunities for photographing wildlife (both in front of and behind the fence!).
If you are headed to Africa for a Safari book a Private Photo Safari with NYC photo safari before you leave and let us show you how to take better photos before you get chased down by that lion.
Here's an idea that came from a participant on the NYC the UPshot photo safari. If you need some protection for your lens try using a beer cozy! They are inexpensive (see link below) and are made of neoprene so they offer your camera just enough protection. For those who like to bang their camera bag around it's perfect!
Unfortunately they don't really come in different sizes and they do not close on both ends; this is a plus for some because it makes it faster to remove your lens.
New York Daily News