I am looking for other's experience with Nikon bodies and lenses while backpacking and biking. I have taken inexpensive lenses and bodies backpacking and moutain biking in the past but did not worry too much about damage because of the relatively low value. Well, I have upgraded my lenses significantly and feel the need for more caution now.
I don't beleive backpacking transmits too much shock when equipment is in a good pack designed for cameras. Now for mountain biking, I plan on having equipment in a pack also but there will be constant shaking and some jarring. Also, I do a lot dirt road travelling by bike and carry equipment on a bike trailer. This again creates constant shaking and some jarring of the equipment.
So what say all of you back country photographers? Will my lenses end up out of whack? Will the camera not last?