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    Suggestions for a lightweight "How cold did it get last night?" thermometer?

    The topic pretty much says it all; I would like a device that I can consult in the morning to find out how cold it got the night before. What do you use?

    Thanks!

    -GFY



    Note: I am not interested in carrying a mercury thermometer, however; my activities are sometimes *extremely* punishing to my gear, and I don't want the liability of something that breakable.
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    I've been using on of these, Accurite-Thermometer
    I did crack the weather proof case of one when I dropped it in the parking lot of a trailhead, but for under 6 bucks, I just bought another.

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    Been looking for something like that myself. Have been considering something like this. It has a range of -58*F to 572*F, has a shock/drop proof rating up to 5',yet seems small and light. That company has a few different models I've been looking at.

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    I picked up a very small digital at walmart. Bios brand...works down to at least -31*c. 7 or 8 dollars.

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    I use a thermometer that has indoor/door functions with max and min functions. The outside sensor is connected via a wire which I attach to my suspension (outside of tarp) with a twist tie. Then main unit is then stored in a head end pocket on my bridge hammock or inside a pocket if it's really cold.

    The range on my outside temperate goes to -50C, which I haven't had the opportunity to test the limits on yet. I found this unit on clearance at Home Depot for $5.00.

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    The thing to be aware of is that the battery on these usually quits around -5 F. That creates a problem for the all in one units at very cold temps... ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I've been using on of these, Accurite-Thermometer . . .Benji
    YUPP! ^^^

    Cheap & effective. Just replace the suction cup with a binder, and yer good-to-go! When mine is packed up and not in use, I just unclip one side of the battery holder to disconnect it and save the battery.

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    Suggestions for a lightweight "How cold did it get last night?" thermometer?

    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    Been looking for something like that myself. Have been considering something like this. It has a range of -58*F to 572*F, has a shock/drop proof rating up to 5',yet seems small and light. That company has a few different models I've been looking at.
    This the one I want. I hung last summer, and I swear it was 523*.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I've been using on of these, Accurite-Thermometer
    I did crack the weather proof case of one when I dropped it in the parking lot of a trailhead, but for under 6 bucks, I just bought another.

    Benji
    I bought one of these, took it on one trip and it was terrible. Completely, wildly inaccurate. I know lots of guys like these so I thought I had a dud and planned on returning it... Until I got 4 or 5 miles from camp on day two and realized it was still hanging on a branch at camp. :

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