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Subject: Re: Keeping recording system warm in cold temps?
From: "ESP" eric_v_s43420
Date: Tue Jan 5, 2010 6:26 pm ((PST))

I can chime in on this.  Return the favor for when you responded to me about 
insect vibration many, many moons ago.  You was in Missouri?  I appreciated it.

Anyhow.  I'd try some of the suggestions from others except the hand warmer 
option inside a closed container.  I believe it would get way too warm.

In Nov 2008 I spent a month in Ohio running sound for a 35mm movie.  I'd use 
one of those heat packets on top of the mixer and recorder in a cardboard box 
with the from flaps open.  When I wasn't, I'd close the flaps.  The equipment 
stayed plenty warm.  I suppose the outside temps were in the 20s with snow.  
And we'd be out all night long - crazy schedules.  But beautiful snowfalls.

I'd always thought a hand warmer or heat stick in an insulated cooler would 
work.  But now, I would be cautious about too much heat if unattended.  Unless 
it got arctic conditions cold.

>Seeking advice:
>I am recording dusk to dawn in unattended twelve hour long nightly 
>sessions, outdoors in a battery operated situation with temperatures 
>down to 10 degrees F.  I keep my Edirol R-09HR recorder and Tekkeon 
>external battery pack in a tupperware box. I would like to have 
>something to keep my box and equipment temperatures warmer.
>Can anyone recommend a method or product?  ( Also, my recording site is 
>not near an electric line or outlet.)
>Thanks in advance for your reply.
>Thomas Ashcraft
>New Mexico

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