Top tips for a well-kept and maintained outdoor knife


1. It’s all about you:

The first thing you need to keep in mind when looking for a trail camera is that it needs to suit your specific needs. A good trail camera is specific to every person and has to fall in sync with where, why and how you are planning on using your trail camera. This core reason will affect all the other qualities when choosing the right trail camera.

2.The battery life 

When choosing a trail camera, battery life is one of the other top things to consider. An unreliable camera is simply going to be a waste of your time. Before choosing your trail camera, do some research and have a look at some of the online reviews and what they have to say about the realistic battery life of the product. Most trail cameras are hanging in remote places or on rough terrain, therefore frequent check-ups due to poor battery life is not ideal. Choosing a camera with stellar battery life will also save you money in the long-run. 

3.The trigger speed

Your trail camera’s trigger speed influences how fast your camera will detect whether or not an animal enters the detection zone. It does this by using a combination of motion and heat sensors which then trigger the camera. The trigger speed of your trail camera also largely depends on how you intend to use your camera. Consider where your camera is going to be placed and use that to base your decision off of when deciding whether or not to spend a little bit extra on trigger speed. Are you wanting to capture slow moving/fast paced animals?

4. The recovery time

Now, the perfect shot might come along, but did you even capture the photo? The recovery time of your trail camera is the amount of time it takes for your camera to recover before it’s ready to take its next shot. Most good trail cameras have recovery times of a few seconds or less. The longer the recovery time, the more shots you might be missing. 

5.The flash categories

When looking at the flash capabilities of your trail camera, there are three main categories; white flash, red glow infrared flash and a no-glow infrared flash. Each different flash can have a major impact on the shots you are planning to take. Infrared or no-flash options are frequently recommended as they are less likely to scare animals away but only produce black and white images. A white flash camera may be able to capture colour images. However, it may come at the cost of scaring animals away at night and being easy to spot by other humans. 

Interested in investing in your trail camera? Have a look at our selection of Safari Outdoor Trail cameras. If you have any other questions when in your quest to find the perfect trail camera, contact us, or visit your nearest Safari Outdoor branch – we’d love to help!