i broke it!

californiacoyotes

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went out this morning to put my cam back out. i got it set up on the tree and opened it up to open the shutter and the camera fell out and broke the soldred connection at the camera toggle. i could have kicked myself!! it's an easy fix i know, just resolder. i guess that's what i get for being in a hurry.

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I guess we all learn our lessons.  I have learned the "hard way" that I take a small kit with me when checking cams.  In it I have a small cloth to clean the lens, extra batteries for the camera and sensor, an extra roll of film, and a small cordless soldering iron.  I have had to walk back to the truck enough that I now remember to carry my emergency kit with me.  It is always the little things the bite you when you least expect it.

Lessons learned.
 

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i have a backpack with batteries, film and bungee straps and everything else I think I might need that I carry with me when I go to check them.

rick
 

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I made that mistake this morn ,I went to ckeck on the cam and the battery was ded su## ,the only thing I had with me was a roll of film  .the batterys in the cam were the originals that came with the cam ,six months old "not bad". :knock-teeth-out:
 

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 I got one of those black camera cases with one of my PF's(not the cheap grey thing)that has a couple zipper pockets and goes on my belt,in it i carry tape,film,batteries,knife and very small screwdriver.dont have a portable soldering iron though.
 

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Ditto on the camera kit. I have a backpack made up just for cameras. I keep film, batteries, cheap meter, soldering iron and a few other tools. I used to keep a bubble level but started putting one of the stick-on levels on each camera case. Too many half-mile hikes into the woods to be missing anything.

I also have all my cameras set up with the same connectors. Sometimes I'll put in a spare camera. If a camera has not used the entire roll of film, I'll swap cameras and shoot the remaining film on whatever before I get it developed. Sometimes it's pictures of food plots to have a record of how they developed.

Keith
 

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i'm definately going to put together some sort of "first aid camera kit" now. the spot i'm using is 50 miles from my house, 8 miles down a dirt road, 2.5 miles down a dirt path and only accessable by foot or ATV. and that just to the spot where i park my ATV. after that it's another 1/2 mile into a ravine! oh well the cam will be fixed today  and hopefully i can drive back up there to set it out mid week.

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61 miles?  One way?  Now that's dedication.  (or intoxication, I'm not sure which, LOL)
 

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Hey, that should sure cut down on the chances of theft -- so long as the 61 miles are AWAY from civilization!!
 

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