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    Great, those fans should help. One more thing popped into my mind regarding the tarping and double-tarping you mentioned to create an effective sun shade. I came across a few threads where the idea came up of draping a grommeted emergency rescue blanket or space blanket over a tarp or tent with the reflective side up. Some claim space blankets make a great barrier to direct sunlight and there are folks that drape a space blanket over tarps and tents. In my research I couldn't verify how widespread this practice is or whether there's any validity to it. Have you tried this? I'll stop pestering you about this but I figure it's time well spent. In a few days I'll be departing for my own hammock adventure in the Southwest Ozarks (Arkansas) but it looks like the temperatures won't be so bad other than some expected rain. All the best.

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    How about 1000 miles north in Washington this week, near Spokane. Whooooo she's gonna be toasty!!!

    Saturday
    Sunny and hot, with a high near 102.

    Sunday
    Sunny and hot, with a high near 105.

    Monday
    Sunny and hot, with a high near 110.

    Tuesday
    Sunny and hot, with a high near 110.

    Wednesday
    Sunny and hot, with a high near 106.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowTech View Post
    We do have fans in the rigs, and a doz 8000mAh battery packs. Some of which we will take depending on the trip and what we may need to charge. It's easy enough to charge them off the rig's solar system.

    I did order some of these, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W11P31V...ing=UTF8&psc=1

    I figure that w/one plugged into the end of one of the battery packs, and the battery in the ridgeline organizer, it will point straight down at us in the hammock. That way I can avoid the issue of the wires braking in a flexible neck variety.
    Should have them today, so we'll see how they work.
    Someday, if you roll through the Salt Lake City area, I would love to buy you a beer or two, and check out your whole setup. This is fascinating to me.

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    My repost from an old thread:

    I bought one of these fans for $1.75. Breaks down small and I wrap it with a velcro strap that also holds it to the ridgeline. The Xtar battery pack is for my phone, but I will sacrifice some power for this when I need it. The battery percentage is key; I hate guessing what's left. If I get in a pinch, I can always use the battery from my headlamp for another 3500mAh, depending on how much more use I'll need with the headlamp on the remainder of the trip.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazytown3 View Post
    Someday, if you roll through the Salt Lake City area, I would love to buy you a beer or two, and check out your whole setup. This is fascinating to me.
    You're on! But I'm a beer snob, so some kind of microbrew too dark to see through.
    We have been talking about spending some of Oct just south of you, but not sure if we'd have the whole caravan or just the 4Runner and hammocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    My repost from an old thread:

    I bought one of these fans for $1.75. Breaks down small and I wrap it with a velcro strap that also holds it to the ridgeline. The Xtar battery pack is for my phone, but I will sacrifice some power for this when I need it. The battery percentage is key; I hate guessing what's left. If I get in a pinch, I can always use the battery from my headlamp for another 3500mAh, depending on how much more use I'll need with the headlamp on the remainder of the trip.



    Thanks! I did get those little 90 fans that I linked, and the batt packs I have lay nice in the bottom of the ridgeline organizer, but . . . I found that the micro-usb port on the packs inputs only. So I found some USB2 - micro-usb adapters and have them on order. Should have them by the weekend.

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