Cams through the winter?

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  1. camo75

    camo75 Weekend Warrior

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    Do you guys leaving your cameras out during winter conditions do anything to protect them from the ice and snow. I have always stored them in the house but would like to keep them going. Just do not want to ruin them. Whats your advice on winter setups?
     
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    By all means leave them out all year round...you bought them to enjoy them, correct?
    I'd say, Lithium batteries, but that will create a fire-ball...bigger than any lithium-ion battery fire!

    Good luck,
    MOBU
     
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    What do you mean "create a fireball"? Not following you
     
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    There are individual on BH board that are rather opinionated about the merits of lithium batteries and they are not shy about expressing their viewpoint. In other words, I have gotten "flamed" before for recommending lithium batteries in trail cameras.
     
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    Ok? Thats what I am using in my cams now and have had no issues.
     
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    I second the use of lithium's. I use them with no problems and they last longest in the cold IMO.

    I leave my cams out until just before the snow gets too deep to retrieve them. Sometimes I have left them out until bucks shed antlers. There are times when wind blows snow on them and I might get the lens covered with snow so I just clear it when I check the cams.
     
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    I always leave mine out all year. Some of them haven't been inside in more than 5yrs. I use rechargeables and lithiums, no problems at all.

    Blessings.........Pastorjim
     
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    I leave my trail cams out all year long.
     
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    I've left them out all winter with regular Rayovacs. Never a problem
     
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    I leave mine out also. Lithium's w/ no problems.
     
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    Some of my cams seen -37° one winter . But I leave most all of mine out all winter and run rayovacs.
     
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    Same here
     

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