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Old 08-29-2008, 07:42 PM   #1
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Camping With the Cybook

I'm a happy owner of a Cybook, purchased after reading through the many thoughtful reviews here. Thanks!

My annual Books and Beer camping trip is approaching after the long weekend. Taking the Cybook would lighten the load a bit (last year my sister and I took along 14 books for a 4 day trip).

But do I dare? I'm worried about the effects of dampness (at the very least) and wetness (at the very worst). We are just car camping, so it's not as if carrying a book bag is a major hardship.

The whole purpose of the trip is to decompress and not talk to other human beings for a few days. My sister and I can happily ignore each other in any format.

Has anyone ever tried to keep their Cybook in these conditions?
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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i know a lot of people have recommended the well-sealed zip-lock plastic bag for such grueling conditions as the beach (humidity *and* sand), with very good results. you might even add to the security by including one of those little packages of dessicant granules that seem to be everywhere, if you have one around.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:09 PM   #3
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Ooooh, that's a great idea - thank you!

I actually live in a resort town and live very close to a beach...I'd never dream of taking my Cybook anywhere near sand!

This could change my mind.
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glad to help ! this was not my brilliant idea, i've read it in several different threads around here, but people have said it works really well. i'm glad to have given you a way to spend yet *more* time reading !
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For what you've described the freezer ziplock bag should work fine.

I also bought one of the Aquapac PDA Classic Plus Cases (360) and the Cybook fits in it without the cover. I wanted to be able to take it in a boat so I could read while fishing. You can also use it in the rub a tub tub. The bag is blue so it's not as clear as a ziplock bag though.

http://www.modernoutpost.com/gear/de...aq_360_pda.php

It's funny if you sit around the house all day reading some people think you're lazy. If you sit in a boat all day reading then you're fishing.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:26 AM   #6
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It's funny if you sit around the house all day reading some people think you're lazy. If you sit in a boat all day reading then you're fishing.
another good reason to get a boat... kind of an expensive justification for reading though.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:04 AM   #7
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i know a lot of people have recommended the well-sealed zip-lock plastic bag for such grueling conditions as the beach (humidity *and* sand), with very good results. you might even add to the security by including one of those little packages of dessicant granules that seem to be everywhere, if you have one around.
Dessicant granules. So that's what they're called.

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another good reason to get a boat... kind of an expensive justification for reading though.
Me: Dear I would like to buy a Kindle if that is ok.

Wife: Well, what is a kindle?

Me: It's an electronic device to read books on.

Wife: Um, what's wrong with paper books?

Me: They are soooo 1500 BC to 1900s. And I can carry 1000 books in the space of a single paper back.

Wife: Well, ok I guess. I don't understand it but whatever. How much does it cost?

Me: Um, about $40,359.00.

Wife: What for a little electronic reading device.

Me: Well, the Kindle itself is $359, but the boat to use it on will be about $40,000.
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:59 PM   #9
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Me: Dear I would like to buy a Kindle if that is ok.

Wife: Well, what is a kindle?

Me: It's an electronic device to read books on.

Wife: Um, what's wrong with paper books?

Me: They are soooo 1500 BC to 1900s. And I can carry 1000 books in the space of a single paper back.

Wife: Well, ok I guess. I don't understand it but whatever. How much does it cost?

Me: Um, about $40,359.00.

Wife: What for a little electronic reading device.

Me: Well, the Kindle itself is $359, but the boat to use it on will be about $40,000.
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another good reason to get a boat... kind of an expensive justification for reading though.
Any Justification is a good justification for reading....
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:54 PM   #11
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another good reason to get a boat... kind of an expensive justification for reading though.
Funny you should mention that - I work at a marina and sell boats for a living. I'll have to add this to my sales pitch!
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