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Road Lice: Re: Frozen batteries

I do not travel with a car to warm batteries. My photo safaris consist of being outdoors for days at a time. I hit a pocket of air south of Yellowknife that went below the lowest capability of my thermometer (-50C). My camera batteries stopped working and it was a beautiful clear evening due to the cold temperatures. I have not come up with a battery solution. The only thing I can think of is wiring up some kind of contraption to make the camera use disposable lithium batteries (which work in cold temperatures).

Yes you can store batteries in a vest under your jacket but at -40 they freeze the instant you put them in the camera.

Road Lice
I live in Interior of Alaska and we get cold temps on a regular basis often 58 below zero. what I do is get those toe warmers from the store the ones that have the sticky backing and attach them to the outside of the camera housing where the battery is located! I have never had a problem since doing this many many Alaskans who shoot photography use this same trick.
Hope this helps

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