Welcome to the Forum Mofo. EL wire ROCKS!
and YES! Please, Please put some lights up around your camp. A marine deep cycle batteray and a power converter($30) will light your camp all weekend long.
I am personally on a one-man mission for camps at Wanee and all camps at SOSMP to have more visual stimulation.
A matter of fact Short-Cut Camp(SCC) is working on something special when is comes to "visual stimulation".
so, Please come by and experience it.
On thatscoolwire.com they have a 3-way splitter that leads to believe it goes to one battery pack. How long would 3 strands last on 1pk that holds 2 AA batteries?
This will depend on total lengh of wire, but I am sure 2 AA will not last very long with 27 feet of wire. I would be prepared to replace those batteries at least once/night.
There are some "rules" to EL wire. Like your driver can only power so many feet of wire. Make sure your driver can handle 30 feet of wire before you try and use it. Some drivers have a place for batteries and some allow you to connect a battery pack to the driver. Like one of my drivers has a 9-volt conector, but I can buy a special "battery pack" and connect 8 AA batteries to that 9 volt conector. If possible, could you get a bigger "pack" or do the batteries go directly into the driver?
Also, check out:
Live-Wire is the local SOMP EL distriibutor Marty and those guys are very cool!
I have been a big fan of Cool Neon Fun House Productions, they have great costume service!
I have been "recreationally "messing with EL-wire for about 5 years and if you have any questions, I will be happy to help.