I wouldn't be the tech-centric scientist that I am without mentioning the list of personal electronics I'm bringing down to Antarctica. This list is actually quite short. I don't carry a lot of big-ticket electronics with me (camera gear doesn't count!) because most of the science tech I'm usually associated with (ROV's, cabled ocean observatories, etc...) doesn't count as personal gear.
My 5-year old, workhorse of a laptop is probably the most important item on this list. I have all the mission critical software installed (ArcGIS, R-Studio, Matlab, MS Office, Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop & Premiere Pro) and relevant datasets (i.e., I downloaded a bunch of Antarctica data layers) that's going to let me be productive during the next 6 weeks. Mr. Laptop is starting to show its age and will probably be replaced within the year. Before then, I made sure to backup all three internal hard drives (Imaged the main boot mSATA SSD with Macrium. The two internal HDDs have been synced to an external HDD with MS Synctoy).
Jackson W.F. Chu
Jackson is a marine biologist, photographer, and dog-owner. This blog will try to be heavy on the photos and light on the text.