I'll be honest its not easy at times carry all the extra gear. There are times i leave the camera home because i just don't want to carry it. Its definitely a commitment. It does add an addition challenge to hunting and for me adds to the excitement. Ground blinds help a lot. I never leave it home when hunting with the kids. For me its about capturing memories that we can look back on when many hunting seasons have pasted. I have old videos from my teens and twenties of hunting with my dad and they are priceless.