The wife and several of our best friends are hiking Machu Picchu this summer and I'm starting to get my gear in order. Does anyone have any tips for backpacking with a DSLR? I found this article which was interesting. I'm most interested in the monopod hiking pole and the shoulder strap attachment to hold the camera when I'm not using it. A little more background: I just tried a one-night backpacking trip a couple weekends ago and I found that it kind of sucked with a full DSLR. I couldn't pocket it easily (or at all) or keep taking my pack off to take it out and put it back, and hanging it on my neck really made for a sore neck at the end of the day. So, I ended up just carrying it in my hand the whole time. It was ok, but I couldn't use my hand for anything else. We were hiking in snow so it was fine, but I'd be worried in more rugged terrain if I were to trip or need my hands to catch myself. What are your tips for backpacking with a DSLR?