I will be taking my nice camera along next time. I'm currently designing a carrying system in my head for the body and lenses which will protect them. from blunt force trauma in the pack
I'll probably take one of my two nice prime lenses and a zoom.
As far as her staying under the tarp in the rain I think I've trained her to do that actually. She loves to sit out in the rain on the porch... but I wont let her anywhere near my hammock if she's wet and muddy. I've camped out enough in the back yard in the rain that I think she's made the connection to her-being-wet = no-laying-with-daddy