How a Baked Potato Can Extend Your Cameras Battery Life on a Cold Day

How a Baked Potato Can Extend Your Cameras Battery Life on a Cold Day

Image by psd

Image by psd

Here’s a quick (and rather quirky/novel) tip for extending the life of your batteries in cold weather that we received via email this week:

“In cold temperatures batteries lose their power quickly so it’s a good idea to carry extra. In order to keep your spare[s] from draining in a cold camera bag, use an old trick for keeping warm in the cold. Put a hot foil-wrapped baked potato in your pocket. It will keep your spare batteries warm, give your trigger finger a place to warm up and after you’ve been out shooting in the cold for a while, you’ll have a nutritious snack.”

Thanks to Anne Williams for the tip!

Note: DPS will not be responsible for damage caused to the property of those introducing Baked Potatoes into their camera bags and advises against adding sour cream, butter or any other condiments to baked potatoes used in this way! 🙂

A More Serious Note: another method that we know some DPS readers for warming their camera batteries is to keep a hand warmer in their pocket with their batteries.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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