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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I'm worried about duribility with them. I've had bad luck with those soft-blade fans just not holding up for any length of time. Let alone taking the abuse they will surely experience while riding in my pack.
    I've had just the opposite impression from the one I've got. I've used it for a couple of years and it has held up well. But, I haven't used it in a backpacking environment...yet.
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    T-Back,

    What exactly did you do to reduce the weight of your fan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    That's the same link as at the top of this thread...
    Sorry about that, didn't follow link. That's a neat site.
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    And, it's not that complicated, just one diode and one resistor.
    That's relative if you consider what tools you need or what you are comparing it to (in my case just twisting 2 wires together ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    I've had just the opposite impression from the one I've got. I've used it for a couple of years and it has held up well. But, I haven't used it in a backpacking environment...yet.
    I haven't dismissed the idea yet, especially since they're only $7 and change. I'll probably order one to compare with the laptop fan once I get the laptop fan done. It might be nice to have the little built in light; is it a LED?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    is it a LED?
    Yes, it's an LED.
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    Hammock Fan

    I finally found some time to post a few pics. They are in the other hammock accessory gallery.
    Brian
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    Thanks for the pics! It's amazing when you look at the starting, then the ending weights; nice work.

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    You could always wire up 4 AA/AAA's in a series for the usb fan. It would slightly increase the output of the fan, and depending on what type of battery you use, would probably increase the fan's run time decently. There would realy be no need for th usb connection, so personally, I would remove it and just put in a lightweight switch.
    The foam blades would probably be a little more effecient, since they most likely, have a much smaller rotational inertia.

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    for the last 2 yrs i have been using a inclosed fan that was designed to wear around your neck...it is basicaly a bird cage idea and it puts out lots of air..the big advantage to me is it rund all night on aa batteries...plus it puts the air out in a sort of up and right pattern...i hang it fro mmy ridge line in my hh and it blows cool air down ward from my feet al the way to my head...i have even on several occasions had to shut it off during the night cause it was doing so well i got cold...got it at wally world for 3 bucks i think..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackie View Post
    for the last 2 yrs i have been using a inclosed fan that was designed to wear around your neck...it is basicaly a bird cage idea and it puts out lots of air..the big advantage to me is it rund all night on aa batteries...plus it puts the air out in a sort of up and right pattern...i hang it fro mmy ridge line in my hh and it blows cool air down ward from my feet al the way to my head...i have even on several occasions had to shut it off during the night cause it was doing so well i got cold...got it at wally world for 3 bucks i think..
    yep, just like a air little air movement in the cold weather changes things & can cause you to look for a way to stay warmer, that air movement in hot weather can turn misery into pleasure.
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