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Bill Wilson
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Amateur outdoorsman. Independent contrarian. Bit of a crank, really.
Amateur outdoorsman. Independent contrarian. Bit of a crank, really.

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Anybody know what this knot is actually called? It's not a taut-line hitch... not the one I learned as a Boy Scout (BSA), anyway. It's not a midshipman's hitch either.

Hi there. I'm starting to look at new/newish smartphones and wondering if anyone would like to share some thoughts. Since I do a lot of outdoor activities, sometimes over the span of several days at a time, my priorities are probably a little different from most smartphone users and photographers. These are my top 5:

1. Rugged/waterproof
2. Battery efficiency / long life between charges
3. GPS accuracy and efficiency
4. Mobile/cell signal sensitivity
5. Outdoor photo quality with imperfect lighting conditions

My Sony Xperia Z3 has been very good, and I'm willing to keep using it for a while, but it's also getting a bit old and I feel like now might be the time to trade up to something with a little more capability.

Example of what my Sony has been able to do: 3-day, 2-night backpacking trip, daily temperature range from 0 to 7 C, GPS active and tracking for 6 to 12 hours each day, 50 photos total, 5 minutes of HD video, 2 data checks per day, 1 short phone call per day, no recharge, ending at 15%.

What newish phones can do this (or better!) and satisfy my Top 5 priorities?

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Winter Campout at High Falls/Eels Creek, Ontario - Feb 3/4 2018

It's been a long time since I posted anything here... time to rectify that situation.

Edit: and the photos are in reverse order. I forgot it did that. Oh well!
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2/18/18
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Winter Campout at High Falls/Eels Creek, Ontario - Feb 3/4 2018

It's been a long time since I posted anything here... time to rectify that situation.

Edit: and the photos are in reverse order. I forgot it did that. Oh well!
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
2/18/18
18 Photos - View album
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Ontario, Canada
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Kawartha Highlands, Ontario Canada
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Big Bald Lake, Ontario Canada. Sony Xperia Z3
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Starling Lake, Algonquin Park, Ontario Canada
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East Provoking Lake, Algonquin Park, Ontario Canada
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Pickering, Ontario Canada
Sony Xperia Z3 (D6603)
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