"You do know you're allowed to carry a spare AAA, don't you?"
Gee, really ?!?! Gosh, I was too dumb to think of that...
Sarcasm back at ya. :)
"Seriously though, if you need more than 80hrs of radio for a trip, I'm very jealous."
Well, it's not about how much operating life I need for one trip, it's more about that it's annoying to change the battery often. I wouldn't after all, ONLY use it for hiking.
BUT if as you all are saying the battery life is more like 75 hours than the listed 40 hours, then that changes things. Especially since, realistically, I might fire it up for only a few hours a day. Plus, it'll be lighter. I'll have to think about how important a speaker is to me.