Originally Posted by Ste_S
I've not found batteries to be as fragile as you're suggesting, and carry spares as much as I would carry spare film.
Just bought a box of 10 CR123A for £12 for my Nikon F80.
And there is even a nice battery grip for the F80, the MB-16. With it you can use standard AA batteries or rechargeable AA batteries. I am using it with Sanyo Eneloops, works perfectly.