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Phone in the field security
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Contributors to this thread:
GBTG 14-May-19
TrapperKayak 14-May-19
Brotsky 14-May-19
Woods Walker 14-May-19
GBTG 14-May-19
elkmtngear 14-May-19
LKH 14-May-19
orionsbrother 14-May-19
TrapperKayak 14-May-19
BigStriper 14-May-19
Jethro 14-May-19
JTV 14-May-19
Lovehunt11 14-May-19
APauls 14-May-19
JohnMC 14-May-19
Cheesehead Mike 14-May-19
relliK reeD 14-May-19
relliK reeD 14-May-19
LINK 14-May-19
Dirk Diggler 14-May-19
orionsbrother 14-May-19
luckychucky 14-May-19
x-man 14-May-19
TJS 14-May-19
IdyllwildArcher 14-May-19
Bou'bound 15-May-19
Single bevel 15-May-19
From: GBTG
14-May-19
How are you keeping from losing your phone while afield?

From: TrapperKayak
14-May-19
Keep it in my pocket unless using it. I rarely lose stuff. I am careful not to do that. Knock on wood...

From: Brotsky
14-May-19
Zippered pocket at all times.

From: Woods Walker
14-May-19
I leave mine in the truck. This way I can't lose it and it more importantly it can't bother me.

From: GBTG
14-May-19
I'm finding my phone phone too useful these days with all the mapping available today to leave in my truck. I'm taking it on a wilderness canoe fishing trip in a couple of weeks to replace my gps and camera. Will still carry map and compass.

From: elkmtngear
14-May-19
Keep it in a leg pocket...lost it for the first time last Season, after we got evacuated for a Wildfire.

It was a bad Day!

From: LKH
14-May-19
I used to keep Zeiss mini's in my front shirt pocket by looping the tether through a button hole. There would be dozens of them on the bottom of the Bering Sea if I hadn't. Not sure your phones fit in a shirt pocket?????

14-May-19
When I'm canoeing, I just put my phone in a freezer Zip Lock.

When the wife is canoeing with the kids... we put her phone in a freezer Zip Lock inside of a freezer Zip Lock. Only needed that once when the kids decided to be funny on a warm summer day, but...

From: TrapperKayak
14-May-19
"...in a freezer Zip Lock." With a floaty thing attached to it so it doesn't sink. A dry phone at the bottom of the lake is of little use too... :)

From: BigStriper
14-May-19
I know some of you guy's don't want to take your phone or think you need it, but a charged up and turned off phone kept in a pocket or pack could be Very helpful in case of a emergency we don't plan on having. Good luck and happy hunting.

Kurt

From: Jethro
14-May-19
After stopping for a while and before walking away, always look back 1 last time to make sure you didn't leave anything behind. Phone, gps, gloves, hat, bugle tube, etc. Easy to lose stuff that way.

From: JTV
14-May-19
Mine goes in a ziplok to keep it from moisture and then in a inner pocket of the fanny pack ... there it stays until I get sttled in the stand ... then it goes in a zippered vest slash pocket ... It stays off, as I dont play games on it ... Im there to hunt

14-May-19
I lost my iPhone 10 last year when I Elk hunted on Colorado. I decided when home early ( day 5) I had no phone. I used Onxmap on my phone, hundreds time I remembered zipped, one time I forgot.

From: APauls
14-May-19
It's always in the same pocket. In my Kuiu attacks, that's the left cargo pocket, anything else it's the left waist pocket. Never lose anything that way.

From: JohnMC
14-May-19

JohnMC's Link
Not a answer for not losing it but a couple things that can help if you do. One is "Find my phone" on Iphone I am sure the other brands have something similar. If you have service and someone in the group has a phone it will show via GPS where your phone is at.

Second is a "Tile". I have one on my keys and will show last place both were in blue tooth range of each other. Put a tile in your backpack and if you lose your phone it can help you find it. See link.

14-May-19
Whenever I'm hunting and I stand up after sitting and resting the same line goes through my mind every time...

It's Sgt. Elias played by Willem Defoe, from the movie Platoon :

"Police up your spare rounds and frags, don't leave nothing for the dinks"

That causes me to do a good look around and make sure I haven't left anything behind. It has served me well...

From: relliK reeD
14-May-19
Pelican makes several waterproof containers for cell phones that are not expensive with a lanyard on them. I always use one when on the water or icefishing.

From: relliK reeD
14-May-19
Pelican makes several waterproof containers for cell phones that are not expensive with a lanyard on them. I always use one when on the water or icefishing.

From: LINK
14-May-19
Like brotsky said. Zippered pocket.

From: Dirk Diggler
14-May-19
My phone generally doesn't work where I go to hunt, which is why I go there.......

14-May-19
Yeah Trapper. The Zip Lock encrusted phone goes into a small map pack clipped onto a thwart. Or something similar. Don't leave it lying around in the bottom of the canoe or stick it in a shirt pocket. Especially if you've got a few wiseacre kids.

From: luckychucky
14-May-19
My first hunt on a new lease I was depending on OnX to navigate. I did not realize what a battery drain OnX is especially under sketchy cell coverage. Phone died at sundown and it started to rain and I was soon tangled up in a swamp. Good thing I had a compass pinned to my pack. Since then a backup battery/charger is with my phone and all tethered to a zipper pocket.

From: x-man
14-May-19
My sons have had to use the "find my iphone" app at least three times that I remember, leaving it in the woods or falling out of a pocket.

From: TJS
14-May-19
Phone is security, for sure. It saved my life on one occasion. Trail riding on dual purpose cycle alone when crap happened. Took several attempts with spotty cell service to get a call out for the very necessary rescue. Phone is kept in chest pocket, zipped if possible. Keeps it handy and warm in the cold temps of winter hunts. Extra battery pack and needed cords are with me as well. Google maps are entertaining during hunts. I use a golf App to check distances to landmarks that are nearby while on stand. Security? You never know when help may be needed.

14-May-19

IdyllwildArcher's Link
Keep your phone in one of these and you don't have to worry about dropping it or getting it wet.

I keep mine in my front right pant pocket 365 days/yr. That way, I'll never leave it because my leg doesn't feel right walking without it.

I keep my ringer and the vibrator setting off so that it doesn't bug me.

From: Bou'bound
15-May-19
Zipped pockets Or zipped pack are a well kept secret for how to not lose things........unless of course you have a habit of losing your pack or pants.

From: Single bevel
15-May-19
Zippered chest pocket while hunting. Dry bag in a dry bag when paddling. I changed my ring tone to a recording of turkey yelps and gobbles so I no longer need to turn off the ringer. Last year I dropped it off the tractor while brush hogging...had no idea exactly where it was within a couple acres so I called my phone with my wifes phone. I gotta say, the sounds of those "turkeys" was very comforting...kinda funny, too.

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