Hello from Alaska.
I broke my kindle on a bear hunting trip on Esther Island in Alaska. I have some pictures below. I camped on the shore, under a tarp beneath a gigantic spruce. This was a first for me, I went super minimalist for me, pack weight 30lbs for a 5night trip, not including rifle, pistol and spotting-scope+tripod), I used a 8x9' tent footprint I got from REI attic for $5, 3 stakes plus natural tie-offs/stakes, and a tyvek groundcloth. It got to 22 degrees the first night, about 25degrees the second night, we had engine trouble and had to limp back to shore the third day.
Anyway, that night I made camp, prepared breakfast and the cook kit for the morning, packed up and snuggled into by sleeping bag with a steaming cup of cocoa, eager to start a new book (which I could read by the light of the moon it was so bright). I was crestfallen to see my screen was cracked. Amazon hooked me up with the trade-in program and I should have a new PaperWhite in a couple days, soon enough for the next trip, I hope!
Anyway, now that I have broken my kindle, possibly because I had no rigid surface next to which I could pack my kindle with a frameless pack, even though I wedged it up against the foam pad folded up serving as the frame. Anybody have any great ideas on how to make a rigid case/sack/etc for this kindle for an upcoming trip?
Here are my requirements:
Must be light (duh)
Must be rigid, possibly like kydex or or similar, as long as it is thick.
Must be small in volume, so that excludes a football sized bubble-wrapped kindle ;-)
Any ideas? This is my first time posting here, and I did a search on the forums but the results mostly had cases for the wrong model or broken links to people's custom cases.