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Does anyone know if they make a waterproof cell phone yet? Mine hit the creek for the 2nd time this year and bit the dust.

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If you find one, let me know. The wife NEEDS one too.

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Yeah me too!! I have lost 4 phones in the last 5 years to fishing holes!!

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havent heard of a cell phone thats waterproof but the have plenty of cases that you can buy on ebay

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Quart sized Ziplock freezer bag works (freezer bags are stout) and is easy to get unit out if you are foolish enough to leave it on while you fish :o). Has kept my wallet dry for years.

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i use the quart sized ziplocs as well. i have been using them for several years for personals. the best thing is you don't need to take the phone or walkie out of the bag to use it sound penatrates just fine and you can carrie on a conversation with a bag to your ear. One thing i have found is that you can put a little bit of air in the bag so that it float too. But too much air and it is bulky for storage. however i will be looking to get a dry bag for canoeing this summer and any suggestions on that i would welcome. from one sportsmen to another

ike

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I have a couple of different dry packs that are made by Sealine. I got mine from REI, I used them on a BWCAW trip last year and they worked great!! They come in different sizes, I have one of the smallest ones that I use for personals and a larger one that I use for clothes and sleeping bag.

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have a number of Sealine products. recommend the small clear bag for personal items (camera, sunscreen etc.). Can clip to the thwart w/in reach.

For food & clothes, Baja bags (if they make them any more).

Can't beat the larger back pack style bag for tent and sleeping bags. Spendy but worth it

An extra safety item I do is use the contruction strength plastic bags, place sleeping bag and roll up, then put inside dry bag.

do the same for food....extra scent barrier against Yogi and friends. smile.gif

Probably get lots of suggestions on the Canoe & Kayak link

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no phones when fishing!! smile.gif i always leave mine in the car, much rather not be interrupted.

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Well my cell phone got a good soaking today. I stepped into a hole on the root river and went over my waders! It was a scary experience. Luckily I didn't panic too badly and was able to swim to shore with my fishing pole in my mouth. I think my cell phone might be done for. It got very wet. I will put the fan on it for a few days and keep my fingers crossed.

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Holy cow man! I called you like 5 times today and was wondering why you havent called back crazy.gif

Im glad to hear that you are safe, and think...if I ended up fishing with you today like I was supposed to, that would have been me in the hole ooo.gif

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Yeah, you were better off staying home. I didn't find any shrooms or catch any fish. Bummer! Oh well...

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fyi Nate. The phone will work and take a charge in a few days probably when in drys out,but the midwest wireless people tell me that charging them after such a problem can be a fire hazard so to not charge it when your not around or when sleeping.Kinda scary!

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One thing you can try is to put the wet phone in a ziplock bag of uncooked white rice. the rice will pull the moisture out in a lot of cases. I would say the odds of it coming back after water is 1 in 4. And that is if the battery or any other parts were removed right away. I did the cell phone thing for the last 7 years and they get more and ore sensitive to water every year. Try the rice trick, it works a lot of the time. Ive brought back manay a customer phone that way...

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The main thing I have heard is to get the battery out right away to avoid any electrical current running through the boards. If you can get it out right away and dry the rest of the phone somehow you MIGHT have a chance in saving it. I have tried this trick and used a blow dryer on high heat and have had it work once and not work once. The one time that it did work, the phone still went on the fritz a couple of months later. I asked a repair guy about it and he said that once it gets wet it just starts a chain reaction of corrosion.

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Well my phone sort of works. It only works when it is plugged in. I think the battery must be shot because it doesn't work when I unplug it. Do you think I should get a new battery or a whole new phone???

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get a whole new phone Nate, you have had that thing forever anyways!

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Nextell has some great work phones that indestructable supposible

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