I plan to go backpacking for 3 months later this year across Thailand and Malaysia (ill be sure to keep everyone posted with lots of uber pics!) I know a few people who have gone before and they have said that the locals will really wanna get their hands on my 30D when they see it. One of the main points in going is to get pictures, but i dont really fancy getting stabbed for my camera. I was just wondering will any camera insurance company mail out a new camera for me? or new equipment that get stolen or damaged. What do you guys suggest? I was considering getting a small bridge camera or a good P+S but this wont have the versatility of my dslr and i reckon ill hate myself for not bringing it but ill hate myself if my pride and joy gets stolen too! If i do get a P+S ill need RAW capabilities without the super slow saving time most raw capable point and shoots have. Im also worried about space for my pics... i considered bringing a film slr. I was gonna bring my macbook.. but thats unrealistic as id have to buy like a million new batteries to keep it going between charges. Is there many internet cafes in thailand? because burning DVD's or CDs and mailing them home is gonna be the easiest way to keep my precious pictures safe. Any ideas as to a small, lightweight yet sturdy tripod? Nd what camera gear should i bring, im trying to keep it to a minimum because ill be carrying it all on my back for months. Has anyone been backpacking to asia before? Any advice, anecdotes or ideas are very welcome because im just plain stuck on this one!