I've lived in Dubai all my life and have never really been "into the wild" much other than camping in the desert and mountainous areas as a Boy Scout so this is pretty exciting. I'm going to be visiting Perth, WA in Jan just before I head to NZ for film school, when we're there my brother and some friends are planning on visiting some interesting places for photography. I'll be going along obviously recording sounds but all I got is an H4n (Hopefully a PreMix-D to accompany it in that time) and a Rode NTG-2 which is better than nothing I guess.
I'm wondering if you guy's could possibly give me some general ideas on what to record that aren't very obvious like ambience and foley, I'll also do some research on the sort of sounds are commonly found in these type of libraries. Also could you give me some insight on how to take care of my stuff? I hear there are quite a few ticks around in one of places we're visiting I don't want any getting on my deadwombat, also its going to be summer in Australia so I'll be putting my gear in a little pouch with a silica gel packet in there. The last thing I want to do is ruin my gear just before starting film school. Thanks for the help.