Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Camping Trips - What Do You Do With Your Aids?

I just got back from a camping trip over the weekend. It was great, a lot of fun. I'll end this post with a few photos from the weekend.

When you are camping, what do you do with your hearing aids and/or cochlear implants and/or other hearing accessories? Ever since I was a kid I have been worried about something happening to my aids while camping. Water damage, dropping them in a wash, desert dirt/dust/sand, etc. However, I have too much of a loss to just leave them at home, and that would probably be more dangerous than taking them with me.

I simply made sure I had batteries this time and brought along a very useful little box I got with my hearing aids when I bought them. It's a heavy plastic sliding box and while it's likely not waterproof it is very secure and sturdy. I put that in the little satchel attached to the tent the first night. Much better than a baggie, which is what I used to do before. I didn't have to worry about them falling down because the box was more protection than a baggie. The second night we slept in a camper with much better areas for putting the aids, though I still put them in the box.

All right, time for photos:

5 comments:

  1. Hello, you should consider the purchase of a small "dry bag" (ask for one at an outfiter) its a bag that folds in such a way as to create a seal. Spring for a good one, if its small it should not be too dear.

    I do this with my cell phones, communication devices when navigating rivers.

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  2. I agree with (e. You were camping in some beautiful country. Thanks for sharing about your trip. I haven't camped. My idea of a vacation includes a nice hotel so that makes the care of hearing aids much easier. Did you find your geocache?

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  3. Dri-bag is a good suggestion.

    Then I always put aids & glasses in one of my shoes so no one steps on them and I can find them in the morning.

    David

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