The Crenova RD1000 Trail Camera Review

If you are in the market for a good trail camera, but don’t have hundreds of dollars to spare, take a look at this decent little model, the Crenova RD1000. Users have been overall very pleased with the camera for the price they paid. The Crenova RD1000 has everything a hunter needs, and not a lot of extra flair. It is a compact little camo box that does the job efficiently and correctly.

Crenova RD1000 Trail Camera

The trail camera that could fit in a hunter’s pocket, the Crenova RD1000 features many amazing options, such as the ability to run on only 4 batteries. This little camera has an auto sensor that only takes photos or videos when it detects motion. This saves battery power, and prevents it from taking pictures of nothing.

The camera also features very good video capture, including audio, so a bird watcher can benefit from using it. Many of the users remarked on the video option, enjoying getting to watch the animals as well as see photos of them.

It doesn’t matter where you live or hunt, this camera can handle it. It will still work even when the temperature drops to 20 below 0 F. Think the deep arctic!  Or if you live in a desert, and need to see if any wildlife is lurking, the camera can withstand 140 degrees F. The camera is also waterproof, so hunters don’t have to worry about it breaking down after big storms.

Photos taken with the Crenova RD1000 tend to be average in quality, but decent enough to give hunters the information they need. Some users complained that the images were very poor about dusk. The photos switch to black and white at nighttime, and users all agree that the quality of these infrared images are very good.

The Crenova RD1000 has 42 LED lights with which to take quality photos, and has a 65 ft flash range.  If the photos aren’t high res, just remember, that wasn’t the purpose of a hunting camera in the first place. All that really counts is if the camera actually takes a photo when an animal walks by.

Some users were extremely frustrated by the instruction booklet that is included with the camera. It appears to be translated from a foreign language, and the English translation is very poor and difficult to understand. Most people are able to toy around with the camera itself and figure out how it works without needing the manual, however, so that is really not a big problem.

The two things not included in the package when you buy this camera are batteries and an SD card, both of which can be purchased quite cheaply. The batteries are AA, and can be regular or rechargeable. The camera can take 4 or 8 batteries, depending on how many images you want, or how long you want to go between replacing them. A 32 GB SD card is recommended, because more images can then be stored before it is full. Up to 1 million images can be stored on the SD card!

By and large, most of the users loved this handy, affordable camera. They all go on and on about its features, how easy it is to use, and how nice the video, audio, and photo abilities are for their needs. Read more trail camera reviews on Trail Camera Expert

The following are the top positive and negative reviews on Amazon for the Crenova RD1000:

This Crenova 2.4″ LCD Display 12 Megapixel 1080P HD 120° Wide Angle Infrared Night Vision Waterproof Hunting Trail Game Camera is easy to configure and works very well, both in daylight and at night. I am a hunter and set this up at one of my favorite spots and was pleased to see both doe and bucks passing through the area (see pictures).

The unit is well made and designed for easy access, even when mounted on a tree. The door opens and gives access to the controls for instant viewing of the captured video or stills. The unit was out in the elements (cold and rain) for over a week before I had a chance to check on it and it performed flawlessly. Be sure to put it “Test” mode to ensure the movement and expected distance will trigger the capture you need (a LED will indicate that it is working). The video results are very good and are fun to watch but the stills are the most useful for my needs of watching for the biggest bucks in the area.

You will need to provide your own microSD card and 8xAA batteries.

Highly Recommended!

The Top Negative Review:


Byjnjjon August 19, 2015

Holy smokes! What’s wrong with the seller of this product. If they’re really monitoring the reviews on Amazon, why in the world haven’t they changed the owners’ manual so that it’s readable! The translation from whatever language it was written in to English is moronic and laughable. And their YouTube video is almost useless. After fiddle-farting around figuring out the setup, the infrared and image quality are very good. I hope the lousy instructions don’t translate into a lousy camera.


Packing a Cooler for a Romantic Picnic for Two

With summer in the air, there are bound to be plenty of spots open near you that entice you to plan a perfect summer picnic for you and your significant other. There are parks and hill tops, thick and lush green and with views to offer that quite literally take your breath away. Why not find a way to connect with your spouse over a lovely picnic meal and enjoy each others company while taking in the beauty surrounding you? Here are a few helpful and handy tips and ideas for packing your cooler for the perfect summer picnic for two.

  • Packing the Dessert

Packing the DessertThe order in which this guide leads you through the packing process is reversed, so that you pack first the things that you need the last. This will be helpful for you as it would make it easier for you to reach the things that you need first and you would not have to rummage around the cooler looking for items that you were sure you packed, but are unable to find now when you need them. This rummaging and getting flustered would end up taking away from your romantic experience.

So, starting with the dessert; you want to pack a dessert that is both easy as well as romantic. If you decide to take a tub of ice cream, that really does not make it seem like you put in any thought and effort. An easy alternative is fruit sorbet. You could make or buy strawberry sorbet which could still be served cool to complement the hot weather, and it would have enough of a unique factor to make it look that you put quite some effort into it. Next, you need to dress up this sorbet to add to the ambience a bit more.

Other than the utensils and the cutlery, there are some other simple things you could pack to make your dessert well thought out. You can have strawberry pieces pre-cut and semi-frozen and add them to your cooler. When you serve the sorbet, you can add these to it either in the mix or on top for garnish. Speaking of garnish, you can also pack some form of strawberry or chocolate syrup and keep it in the cooler as well. Keeping it out would make it warm and would ruin the taste of the cool sorbet with warm syrup on top.

  • Snacks and Salads

Snacks and SaladsWhen you are packing food for a picnic you want to make sure that it is the kind that takes minimal effort to make as well as taking minimal effort to set up and serve. This is due to the fact that you do not want to have to take forever setting up and organizing things and forgetting to actually enjoy the picnic that you have planned and the company that you are with. So, in order to do so you would do well to come up with snack and such that are both appetizing and easy.

For your appetizer then you could go for a bread and cheese tray. Get a few varieties of cheeses and have them already cut and prepared for consumption. Place then in plastic food storage boxes and place them in your cooler. In your regular picnic basket, you could bring a wooden serving tray and some bread also pre-cut and ready to be eaten. With all the things already prepared, all you to do is assemble them into a lovely spread with the bread slices and the different cheese all laid out.

There are so many vegetables and fruits in season during the summer which means you can make any variety of a salad as the main course for your picnic. Include some form of a protein such as chicken to it and make it even more appetizing for the both of you. Salad is also easy to make and have prepared in advance. You can also buy it from a store or a restaurant, and place it in the cooler as part of the middle layer of your eatables. Bring along the appropriate plates and cutlery and serve it with a lovely flourish of olive oil or any dressing of your choice.

  • Drinks

Snacks and SaladsA well planned picnic would be remiss without some sort of drinks. Champagne would be an appropriately elegant choice, but if you do not drink you could also opt for a non-alcoholic option. There are both non-alcoholic champagne to be found as well as other drinks that you could make or buy. If you love putting in the effort, you could make a pitcher of fresh juice with all the different fruits that are in season at this time, and have a refreshingly summery and picnic appropriate drink.

Drinks should be stored in the cooler as well, at the very top. If you have opted for champagne, then make a thick bed of ice and place it on top, and then proceed to cover it in ice as well. When you set up the picnic area, bring a bucket with you and fill it with ice and set the champagne bottle in it in order to create the perfect ambience. Champagne would also require champagne flutes, so do not forget to pack those in your picnic basket as drinking it from paper cups would not be very classy.

If you choose to make some fresh juice, then store it in a thermos and place it on a bed of ice as well as covering it in ice. For the juice, bring a glass pitcher and when its time to serve pour the juice out into the pitcher. Be sure to pack some glasses in your picnic basket so that you may pour the juice in those and enjoy it with your perfectly planned picnic meal. With the pitcher there, anyone who needs a refill can just reach for it and fill up their glass and enjoy their juice with their splendid company and the lovely view.

Top 4 Lowrance Fish Finder Reviews 2016

Looking for the perfect fish finder can easily turn into a tedious and tiring task due to all the variety available on the market. There are numerous high and low level brands, and countless makes and models among them to choose from, which makes a fun experience turn into a mind boggling one. Perhaps one way to go about is to find a brand that you find most trustworthy and reliable, and then look only within it for a product which matches your criteria. Often Lowrance fish finder reviews are quite excellent, so you may consider their different models to acquaint yourself with a quality fish finder to suit your needs.

Lowrance Hook 5

Lowrance Hook 5The Lowrance Hook 5 is an upgraded version of the Lowrance Elite-5 HDI. It is an excellent upgrade as it is brim full of features and is at an affordable price point. It features a fish finder and GPS system combination, which is quite popular and well-loved. Both these features combined ensure an excellent fishing experience. Most Lowrance fish finder reviews rate this product highly and affirm the fact that the Lowrance Hook 5 is perfect for use by anglers.

Lowrance Elite 7 Ti

Lowrance Elite 7 TiThe Elite series is, as the name suggests, the high end series by Lowrance and has not only a high price mark, but also higher quality and density of features. It has combination features within it; it works both as a fish finder and a chart plotter, and has both a touch screen and buttons to fiddle with. Lowrance fish finder reviews speak highly of its ease of use and the immensely user friendly interface. This fish finder has a 7 inch LED display, and an elite quality sonar that delivers as perfect data as its capacity allows.

Lowrance Mark 4 CHIRP

Lowrance Mark 4 CHIRPLowrance fish finder reviews or perhaps any reviews can be hard to trust because there are some very unreliable websites out there that do tend manufacture feedbacks. However, if you look up more reputable websites, you are sure to find honest reviews from actual customers. The Lowrance Mark 4 is definitely a more budget buy for someone who is just starting out and trying to improve their fishing game. It has a small screen which makes it ideal for small boats or kayaks, as its light weight would not add to the boats weight neither will the screen be too small to be entirely indecipherable.

Lowrance Elite 9 CHIRP

Elite-9-CHIRP_Left_lgWe would all love to avoid wasting as much time as possible when setting up for fishing, and be able to just dive into it without having to worry about the perfect spot. The Lowrance fish finder reviews for the Elite 9 CHIRP are at par with excellence; it has a nice and neat setup which is easy to navigate by both newbie and expert fishermen. Its HD display allows for an easy viewing of the screen and clear instructions enable a smooth and easy installation process.

It can be hard to trust reviews of a product online, especially when there are plenty of fraudulent products and websites online. However, if you do your research well enough you can easily sift through reviews that are obviously made up, and find the ones that are truly genuine and offer the right information. Lowrance fish finder reviews normally have a positive outlook on their products, and any problems faced by the users are quickly resolved by the manufacturer. It is crucial to remember that sometimes a product may be having a problem which could be easily solved by referring to the instructions thoroughly rather than reviewing it without giving it a fair shot.