Being stuck shooting in the rain twice in the last week has made me want to share a quick few ways with everyone to keep their gear safe and dry, some nicer then others but they all work. The first and most simple way is to tuck away a few garbage bags in your camera bag, they are big enough to cover everything from tripods, camera bags to your whole setup and are quite waterproof and inexpensive. Generally for me the garbage bag is a last resort because you cant really shoot with this setup Another quick and inexpensive must have that I recently was without is a quick disposable poncho or two. They are small enough to fit into any part of your camera bag or backpack. Canadian tire or any outfitter that sells camping or outdoor supplies will carry them, the disposable type isn't usually more then 2$. Trust me being without one and wanting to continue shooting is anything but enjoyable.
Lastly and one of my favourite items in my camera bag is my Camo C80 All in One Camera and Lens Cover made by Wildlife Watching Supplies, there's nothing easier then quickly sliding it over the camera and securing the ends with the elastic ring and to just continue shooting. I shot for the good part of two hours in the pouring rain with this setup only to come home to a bone dry camera, its nice to have that added sense of security when your out.
Make sure to head on over to Wildlife Watching Supplies to check out their wide range of gear! Don't forget to tell them I sent you.