Took the FD on a camping trip this past week. Six fully charged batteries lasted me four days ~ 2 grams or ~ 30 packed tips, 3-4 draws each. Changed the batteries day 2 just because I was 1/2 way there. Good times.
Here’s what I’m really thrilled about though, the Flix and the 12v car adapter. Road trip was great! I was really concerned as this was where my Flix had originally failed. The fixed version did not fail. I don’t advocate distracted driving but I’m ready to order one just to keep in the glove box
Yeah, I've taken my FD camping a whole bunch, fishing and even ice fishing and snowmobiling! But this past weekend my new Flix went offshore with me in the boat chasing fluke and seabass. As portable as the FD is with the batteries, I think the 12v Flix is just as portable, maybe even more so if I keep a 12v car adapter in both the truck and the boat which is my plan. I'm amazed at how efficient my FD is with batteries but still, I'm loving the simplicity or maybe just the new car smell of the Flix!
Mr. C you have created quite a device here! It gets abused by my salt water and bait crusted hands every weekend and keeps on ticking. I'm sure it's in no way waterproof or even resistant, but it seems durable enough to keep running even in the tough environments I put it in. Now that I have the less costly Flix I will likely use it for most of my adventure use. The 12v design is brilliant for someone like me that wants to use inductive heating on my boats, motorcycle, truck, etc.