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    I was thinking of carrying a Trail Camera while hiking the Florida Trail, I would set it up and point it towards my tent to see what critters come passing by at night. Hope to get some interesting photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredSwartz57 View Post
    I was thinking of carrying a Trail Camera while hiking the Florida Trail, I would set it up and point it towards my tent to see what critters come passing by at night. Hope to get some interesting photos.
    Sounds like a lot of fun.

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    I'm torn. It does sound like fun, but I'm afraid I'd learn something I'd rather not know!

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    Fred, at my age I would just end up with several pictures of me getting up in the middle of the night to visit a tree. No thanks
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    I don't post much in the FT forum here but here is a thread having to do with the subject:
    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthr...leep?highlight=
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    Go for it. Sounds interesting. Now I'm tempted to do that but I got rid of my trail cam.

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    I have often thought about doing this on my weekend/overnighters in ONF. I don't think I'd want to carry it the length of the trail though.

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    My luck I'd wake up and be in a hurry to pack up one day and leave it attached to a tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredSwartz57 View Post
    I was thinking of carrying a Trail Camera while hiking the Florida Trail, I would set it up and point it towards my tent to see what critters come passing by at night. Hope to get some interesting photos.
    The only problem with that is most trail cameras I know of are bulky and heavy for a backpacker, anyway.
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    If you hike with a partner you could sneak it into their pack and it wouldn't weigh anything. You're not carrying it + they don't know they're carrying it = no additional weight.

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    Would something from Blink work?

    https://blinkforhome.com/?gclid=EAIa...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    A coworker has one and the pictures look great (only seen the daytime, not infrared) and it is small, battery powers, waterproof and inexpensive.

    I have one on backorder (missed out on the Prime Day special) for my backyard.

    Not sure if it would work with a WiFi connection direct to your phone (like cameras have) or via Bluetooth but if it did you could even monitor attacking critters while huddled in your bag.

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    What you do when this shows up 3 nights in a row ?

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    Scream and run??

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    No Aim and Shoot

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    I think he may be getting ready to render first aid to the fellow lying down. Perhaps offer to assist?

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    give thanks to the folks who recommended goat-man canister.

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