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Vonfoust

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I have always picked up the camera, either leaving another cam in it's place or just abandoning the spot.  Going to pick some up this weekend hopefully (got a contest to win[biggrin]) and was wondering what others do. 
Any reason to not just head out replace batteries and memory card?  Do you pull the camera or just replace batteries and cards?


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I usually just pull the card and the batteries unless there is a problem like moisture or something else obvious.
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I'm with treeslinger
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Don't know why I've always brought the whole camera home.  How often you guys go change batteries and cards?
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Unless there's a reason to pull the camera (hunting season, not enough action at the set, camera problem) I just change the card and batteries and clean the lens glass; every couple of months I change the silica gel packs in the builds. How often I do any of that depends on the size of the card and how many externals are in the build; some I change every two weeks, some go for up to two months. All my cameras are run on rechargable AAs for externals; the Yeti and CritterGetter Micro boards are run on lithium 9v batteries, Bigfoots on rehargable AAAs and the SS IIs on the 3.6v lithiums. I have five cameras that have been out for a year or more, two of them have been out for more than two years.

When I do bring builds in I clean them inside and out, replace any peeled off 3D camo (the newer Loctite PL375 sometimes comes off) and touch-up the paint and Sharpie squiggles on the Fresnel if either of those are necessary.


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Don't know why I've always brought the whole camera home.  How often you guys go change batteries and cards?



I'm with you....I just always change the camera....gives me an excuse to build and have more cameras....lol
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I have enough setups where I just swap the whole setup. I take the one that was out and bring it back to camp then go through it and replace the batteries and cards, clean the glass and put it on the shelf till next swap. Always have cameras to go that way if needing one right away
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I pull the card and check batteries.  I cary an extra cam with because of bears and maybe a broken wire.  Maybe damage done by a woodpecker.  You just never know.
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