I just had a bad thing happen and thought this would be the best place to share it and warn you.
Most of us these days have digital cameras with chips you can put about a thousand photos on. Many of those same cameras will also take video, which is a memory eating endeavor. Because it is, I have two chips. I keep the video on one till I download it and create new space. As some of you are aware, Spring (which this year can at best be laughingly called that) up here is extremely busy. We get just a ton of Walleye fishermen hitting the river as the ice goes off. This keeps me working long, early hours and I see a bunch of amazing things. Some of it video worthy.
I swapped chips for shooting some video, put the photo chip in the plastic case that they come in and stuck it back in my camera case. My camera uses the little mini-sd cards. It moved as I snapped it shut and it bent in the center. It also broke connections inside and rendered it useless and the photos unretrievable.
On the bright side, I regularly backup the chip and had done so just a couple of days earlier. I lost very little except the cost of a replacement chip and a couple of photos, including the first fish of the open water season, which was the first fish on my 14' T&T.
and some pretty good ice out in progress shots.
If you don't do it already, you really should back up your photos. Those chips they are on are not forever.