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    I'm not sure on the range, didn't even think to look. It is an instant read with REALLY BIG NUMBERS and a back light. I can actually read it in the middle of the night without straining to focus. As near as I can tell the accuracy is within a degree or two of true and the min/max temps don't turn off; at least not automatically. It has 3 buttons: min/max, clear (to reset the min/max), & light. A slider is used to switch between "in" or "out" temps.

    I'll look when I get home to see if there is a namebrand on it. Where did I find it at Walmart; I have no idea. As luck would have it, the cats think they need food (yet again) so I'll be at Walmart tonight. I'll see if I can find it again.

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    Most likely in the hardware section near the mailboxes and such would be my guess. Most walmarts have things in the same places.

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    I use some pretty trick thermometers that I have because of work.

    I have a slew of different IR, laser, and probe digital thermometers from
    UEI. http://www.ueitest.com/productList-temperature.html

    I also use a sling psychrometer to account for humidity levels and take
    wet bulb readings to apply to a standard psych chart.

    If you know anyone that works in heating or refrigeration, they will have
    all similar gear. Its well worth borrowing for your DIY projects and testing
    sleep systems

    You can collect data on surface temps of your sleep system, between specific layers, and do several conversions that apply to ambient temps. pointing, shooting and recording is easy. My problem making sense of the data, understanding the readings, and applying some well reasoned change to my system.

    Obviously not something for packing down the trail. But great for all those backyard tests beforehand.
    I use this on the trail. Perhaps a bit heavy. But I am a huge nerd for collecting temp data on stuff.
    http://www.ueitest.com/product-t160t220.html
    Last edited by turk; 11-07-2007 at 16:52.

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    darn, no WW where i live. i gotta try home depot

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    i use one of these. it's nice to look back at the temp history for each hour through the night.
    http://www.brunton.com/product.php?id=259
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    i use one of these. it's nice to look back at the temp history for each hour through the night.
    http://www.brunton.com/product.php?id=259
    Why did you have to show me that? This gear head stuff is getting out of control with me.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Why did you have to show me that? This gear head stuff is getting out of control with me.
    ah, but it's time to populate christmas lists, and mine just got a new item!

    I lost control of the gear head stuff long ago.

    Grizz

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    maybe a thermometer is not a wise thing. knowing the temp might just make you feel colder.

    I remember the birth of my first kid. they hooked my wife to a contraction sensing machine that showed a spike of the contraction about 2 seconds before my wife felt them. I was giving here a play-by-play - "her comes a big one honey!" and after about 5 rounds she said "stop warning me! it's worse knowing they are coming"...well..i cleaned up her language a bit, but you get the idea. I hate it when doctors say "this might hurt a bit...."

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    Slowhike that thing is just way too cool.

    ****, I am jealous.

    have a feeling several other people are hastily revising
    their christmas lists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    maybe a thermometer is not a wise thing. knowing the temp might just make you feel colder.

    I remember the birth of my first kid. they hooked my wife to a contraction sensing machine that showed a spike of the contraction about 2 seconds before my wife felt them. I was giving here a play-by-play - "her comes a big one honey!" and after about 5 rounds she said "stop warning me! it's worse knowing they are coming"...well..i cleaned up her language a bit, but you get the idea. I hate it when doctors say "this might hurt a bit...."
    LOL, no really it's pretty neat knowing how cold it is while you lay there toasty warm... until it's time to get that is
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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