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Old 05-21-2012, 09:50 AM   #15
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Is there any such thing as an indispensable electronic device when camping?
For us only one, the cell phone....interwebing not so much.
DW sez "myface" is enough for her.

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Not a necessity, but we like a charcoal mini grill, but haven't used fluid in years....the electric charcoal starter is great.

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Sorry, I can't go. I don't have a DVM. (digital voltage meter that will simplify trouble-shooting everything electrical without blowing the fuse.)

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Answering the question on the thread, though, I believe there is no such thing as an indispensable electronic device for camping. Would anyone on this thread really say, "Sorry, I can't go. I don't have a _____[insert device here]."
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:39 AM   #19
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Definitely my smartphone, it's like the Swiss Army Knife of electronic communications. It's a phone, a GPS and a compass. But wait there's more, it's a camera, a weather alert system and an internet browser. And that's not all, with the apps I can locate campgrounds, banks, Starbucks and the best gas prices in the area. Plus many other options to list here.

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Sorry, I can't go. I don't have a DVM. (digital voltage meter that will simplify trouble-shooting everything electrical without blowing the fuse.)

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You know, I thought what I wrote sounded profound, until someone actually filled in the blank, especially since you filled in the blank with something that makes perfect sense. Now, it sounds weird, even if you mean it.

Still, that's how I define "indispensable," as opposed to just "incredibly useful." If you'd honestly postpone a trip until you got one, that's indispensable.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #21
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There's an app for that...

Seriously, one very important device is the USB connector/charger that goes into the 12 volt outlet. It will charge almost anything that has a USB cord. iPhone, iPad, cell phone, GPS, Kindle...
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Really? As a diabetic, that fascinates me. Where can I get more details on this?

Answering the question on the thread, though, I believe there is no such thing as an indispensable electronic device for camping. Would anyone on this thread really say, "Sorry, I can't go. I don't have a _____[insert device here]."

I'd say that about my glucose meter, but that has nothing to do with camping, and everything to do with eating, even at home, and so it's not a valid answer to the question at hand.
Whoa, now that's an interesting App! See link below, it even has an "alarm" to notify someone if your blood sugar is really low as you can make bad decisions when that happens.

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No kidding! We have a whole traveling bag of recharging devices and E-cords. I'll be glad when all devices use USB cords.



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There's an app for that...

Seriously, one very important device is the USB connector/charger that goes into the 12 volt outlet. It will charge almost anything that has a USB cord. iPhone, iPad, cell phone, GPS, Kindle...
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No kidding! We have a whole traveling bag of recharging devices and E-cords.
Ditto. Each one in its own Ziplock bag, labeled with a Sharpie marker as to what it charges, since similar chargers may recharge devices that use different voltage. Don't want to cook my phone by accidentally plugging it into the camera charger!
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We travel with ipads for reading and games and an ipod for the music.
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Each rig has a Fluke dedicated to it, then various other meters scattered around the place. Only one AMX card.
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I like the way you think.

We travel with ipads for reading and games and an ipod for the music.
Load the music on the iPad, leave the iPod at home. It is one less thing to have to be recharged.
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