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    Default Cold weather trail cameras

    I was wondering which battery's work the best in cold weather.
    I've been getting a little too much company around the house at night time. Was hoping to catch them.

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    Pick up a camera system at Costco, $400-. 8 cameras and records to a DVR.
    You won't regret it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcatcher541 View Post
    I was wondering which battery's work the best in cold weather.
    I've been getting a little too much company around the house at night time. Was hoping to catch them.
    If your company is the two legged type I would definitely go with something like BK suggested. Otherwise for a "Game Camera" the D cell batteries and such just don't cut it in the real cold temps. You would need to get yourself the 12 volt adapter.

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    Had 2 trailcams at the house, D cell and AA variety. They don't work well or very long when it gets below freezing especially when it's in the single digits or colder. The cameras also gave me trouble when it snowed or the wind rattled the trees, flag, etc... at the house, it recorded hundreds if not a thousand images of birds, moose, trees swaying, snow falling, and so on.
    Plus, it's far easier to scan the Lorex camera system for lurkers vs. go through hundreds of photos/videos that the trail cam captures.
    The Lorex system is viewable while your away in real time also.
    The $ spent on trail cameras and batteries far esceeds the Lorex live cams.
    This coming from experience.....we had issues ourselves last month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcatcher541 View Post
    I was wondering which battery's work the best in cold weather.
    No disposable battery is very happy in extreme cold, but Lithium batteries are the best bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    No disposable battery is very happy in extreme cold, but Lithium batteries are the best bet.
    +1 for Lithium.

    I do a lot of winter hiking, and due to short daylight hours, run a hefty head lamp for hours at a time. Lithiums stand up to a lot of use compared to standard alkalines in the cold. Their cost is a lot higher though.

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    Thanks for the tips guys.
    I guess I'll go a little different route.

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