Monday, January 6, 2014

Arctic Camera Trapping in Virginia

It's cold out in Virginia (and will be for the next two days).  Tomorrow's wind-chill will make it feel somewhere around -16 degrees Fahrenheit.

What this means for camera-trapping is that the cameras might not even be working.  The components within the camera may freeze, electric circuits may short out, and the batteries may freeze up.  We'll see.  It's hit or miss when it comes to the batteries of trail cameras working in real cold.  Sometimes they work fine, sometimes not at all.

Recently, a lot of batteries have "frozen up", which is why there are no trail camera results pictures in this post.  So you'll have to manage with a picture of what a camera-trapper (or any sane person that spends a lot of time in the outdoors) will look like tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah the cold is definitely hard on batteries. I brought my camera inside last time they died and waited until yesterday to set it back up. I hope you get some good shots soon!