Weatherproofing cameras??

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  1. Jake/PA

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    The biggest problem I’ve had with cameras failing is moisture getting inside. It seems like it’s only getting worse with newer cameras.

    So I’m wondering if any of you have a way to protect the cameras from rain whether thats some kind of roof or resealing it with something.


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    You can make some cheap covers with milk jugs. I leave all mine out 24-7 365 with no issues. I only take them out of the woods maybe once a year when the river gets high. That's maybe 3 to 7 days a year. [​IMG]

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    If you go on the homebrew supply websites, such as snapshotsniper.com, they sell gaskets that are just for that purpose. They are very cheap at only a couple of bucks. It's also a good idea to put those absorb packs inside the camera. Those can be bought on Amazon and I believe those are very cheap as well.

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    I've run into a lot issues with moisture getting into my cameras, too. The two StealthCam G42s I've been running the past years, failed late last season and I wasn't able to get them to consistently take photos this year, so I replaced them with a Bushnell E3 to try and also a SteathCam G30.

    Back to cameras failing from moisture, I think if I checked my cameras once a week or once every two weeks, I wouldn't have nearly as many issues with moisture. But I check my cameras daily (rain or shine) as I live on the property I hunt and my walking path goes through my foodplot. I think constantly opening the camera up allows more moisture to get in even if you do your best to keep any drips out of it when it's open. Since most people don't do anything with the settings of the camera each time they retrieve a card, it seems silly to have to expose the entire inside of the camera to the elements each time you check a camera. It would be nice if the card could be accessed using a different small cover that is overly weatherproofed on the cover and also around the inside of the SD slot.
     
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    I leave mine out for weeks untouched and still have the issue. But yes, there are some companies that have a seperate battery compartment which is a step in the right direction. The Browning cams, which is what I use mostly, have the small door, but it's still not weatherproof. There's always a small pool of water on the inside of the door with the bottom of my SD card sitting in it.
     

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