I did a lot of night shooting in Downtown Los Angeles for a photo project a while back. I was concerned someone might jump me for my camera gear, so I brought someone along to watch my back as I shot. If you are concerned about your safety, bring a friend along.
Interesting question, where do you live? I live in Amsterdam, which is not considered a very violent city.
Getting mugged here is not a normal thing to happen in most neirbourhoods.
I have recorded here, in china, tunesia, greece and several other european countries without any fear.
Getting mugged is not a thing i'm worried about, simply because i tend to ...
I think my answer will have to be "use common sense".
It's a skill acquired where you know what will happen if you do "so and so".
Meaning: You can sort of predict that your microphone will get soaked if you drop it in water.
I personally never let my mikes get exposed to extreme wind even if the manufacturer says they can be. I also make sure I turn off ...