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Old 10-26-2010, 05:55 AM   #1
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Default Trail Cam Rain Cover

Supplys needed:
- 3lb coffee can
- 16" 1X4
- 4-.75" wood screws
- ty-rap
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Cut coffee can as shown. I used my pocket knife.
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Attach to 1X4 using wood screws.
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Cut 2 small holes for your ty-rap.
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Run ty-rap thru 1 of the cuts in your cover, then thru the strap slots on the back of your trail cam, back thru the other cut in your cover, around the 1X4 and tighten the ty-rap.
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Run your trail cam strap between the coffee can and 1X4 and attach to the tree of your choice.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:33 AM   #2
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pretty creative there, good job
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:07 AM   #3
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I think this type of cover would help a lot of cams last longer. One of the big problems with cams today in moisture,this should realy help. Good idea sir!!!
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:08 AM   #4
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Pretty simple camera saver! Nice job
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:12 AM   #5
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awesome, ima do tht lol
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:18 AM   #6
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Pretty creative. I built plywood boxes with covers to put all of mine in. They've worked great now the past 3 years and protect the cameras well. Good job.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:36 AM   #7
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I really like that idea! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:45 AM   #8
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great idea just needs some camo
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:46 AM   #9
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Great idea.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:23 AM   #10
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Default great idea

Now to find a coffee drinker lol
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:49 PM   #11
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I cant tell......is that a normal size TC, or is it a small one?
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:11 PM   #12
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I cant tell......is that a normal size TC, or is it a small one?
The one in the pictures is a small one (Bushnell Trophy Cam from the first TBH bulk buy), but it should accomodate the larger cameras also.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:17 PM   #13
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good idea, thanks
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:27 PM   #14
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good idea. i have a small camera like that one. I need to make one
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:30 PM   #15
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great ideal have try one
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:35 PM   #16
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Awesome idea! It looks like it's time to buy the wife some decaf, because a few coffee makers put it in green cans, as opposed to red!

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Old 10-27-2010, 10:55 AM   #17
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does it affect how much light the camera can sense? like does it take IR pics when it really should take color?

heres mine, i need to slope the roof a lot less. i took the camera off though, the bucks started using the post as a scrape so the cameras now on the feeder pen fence facing the post.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:06 AM   #18
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does it affect how much light the camera can sense? like does it take IR pics when it really should take color?

heres mine, i need to slope the roof a lot less. i took the camera off though, the bucks started using the post as a scrape so the cameras now on the feeder pen fence facing the post.
No, Not that I can tell.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:22 AM   #19
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I have not had a camera quit working since I started using these. I am running 12 cameras with these covers. I have 5 of the Scout Gaurds from the original bulk buy, they are on their 4th year 7 Moultrie M80 that are 2 to 3 years old.
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:53 AM   #20
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great idea! gonna try it out
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:56 AM   #21
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Genius! I'm gonna try this out, thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:07 AM   #22
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I think this type of cover would help a lot of cams last longer. One of the big problems with cams today in moisture,this should realy help. Good idea sir!!!
^^^^^This^^^^^^

Great idea thanks for posting. I'm going to build a few myself!
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:49 PM   #23
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slick
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:58 PM   #24
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i like it. i'm gonna do the same. thanks for the idea.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:24 PM   #25
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I like it
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #26
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That is a great idea
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:01 PM   #27
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Great idea
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:33 PM   #28
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Cool
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:23 PM   #29
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Gotta try this myself, thanks for the great idea.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:49 PM   #30
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Genius! I'm gonna try this out, thanks for sharing!
And you can get two covers outa one coffe can!!!
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:18 PM   #31
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Cool
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:39 PM   #32
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Thanks for the idea
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:18 PM   #33
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Great!
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:16 AM   #34
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Haha well I'll be doing this.. May shade it also, that's what kills a camera is sun light
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:45 PM   #35
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Going to make this and spay entire plastic coffee tub with flex seal or bed liner paint

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Old 08-26-2017, 09:45 AM   #36
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This is great. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 08-26-2017, 09:59 AM   #37
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I like it. I'm going to experiment with one to fit a T-Mate.
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:02 AM   #38
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Good idea, thanks for sharing
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:06 AM   #39
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Great idea, it will help with the sun glare that ruins some pics too. I don't guess the flash against the lip on the top of the coffee can will be to bright and white the pic out?
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Old 08-26-2017, 11:40 AM   #40
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Awesome!
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:00 PM   #41
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I like it! I'm going to do this with the aluminum can of coffee. TV is out, tired of reading books and it's pouring outside. Perfect project. Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:21 AM   #42
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Clever idea
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:00 PM   #43
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1st coat

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Old 08-27-2017, 01:10 PM   #44
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I like it. I'm going to experiment with one to fit a T-Mate.
I see an accessory for sale in your near future! I'll take 2!
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:42 PM   #45
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I used J-B WELD and used the handle side I cut out and it worked perfect to tilt the camera with the python cable running through the sides.

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Old 08-29-2017, 09:47 PM   #46
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Nice!
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:31 PM   #47
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I see an accessory for sale in your near future! I'll take 2!
Ha. Or y'all could buy coffee cans and build 'em yourself.
I'll give it some thought though.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:59 PM   #48
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Great Idea Hill1970 Here is mine mounted using a T-Mate.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:24 AM   #49
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I like it! Great DIY!
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:44 AM   #50
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Made 1 yesterday with Clorox bottle.
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