Okay...the more and more I keep searching about bags, rain gear and monopods and everything the more I keep getting confused. So I am just going to post in general I guess and see who can help out with what question. Going to alaska in the beginning of july on a cruise. We are going to go off the boat, do excursions and that kind of stuff. I am hoping to take my N75, D70, a 70-300mm lense and a 105mm micro lense. I currently have two cases. One that fits my n75 and its lense and one case that fits my d70 and its lense plus some cables and extra cards and stuff. What will I need as far as protecting my camera from rain, the cold etc? What kind of bag would you recommend? I keep seeing a ton of different bags and I am not sure what would be right for me. I guess in the future I would hope to carry 2 cameras and 3 lenses maybe? If not....2 cameras and 2 lenses then. So for alaska, will there be any specific things i will need to get before going that I am just not aware of? Also it doesn't look like it but I am guessing I will need a tripod or monopod for the 70-300mm lense right? (n00b question maybe? lol sorry) Okay so thanks! -gear? -monopods or tripod? -anything I should know? Thank you soo much! I just want to be prepared as possible for this trip so I don't come home disappointed. My main focus on the trip is to eat as much ice cream as I can, take as many good quality photos I can and enjoy a place I have never been! Thanks!!!!!