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Backup Gear: Electronic Essentials in the Field

By The ITS Crew

Electronic gear in the field saves time and makes your life easier, but it’s important to keep good backups on hand. For powered devices, this not only means keeping additional power sources on hand, but actual backup pieces of gear.

Batteries are the easiest way to carry extra power with you and we’ve found that the Storacell Battery Holders are the perfect solution for keeping them at the ready. These holders keep a firm grip on your batteries and are available for multiple battery types.

For flashlights, it’s helpful to have a handheld light, as well as a backup headlamp. Choosing lights that utilize the same battery type means that you’ll need to carry less varieties.

GPS devices make navigation easier than ever, but it’s hard to beat the tried and true backup of a good map, compass and protractor. Navigating with a map and compass doesn’t require batteries, but it is a skill that needs to be sharpened through use.

Lastly, for maps and other water-sensitive gear, consider storing everything inside a waterproof LOKSAK bag to keep your equipment dry and ready for use.

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