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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird Dog View Post
    thanks Breeze. Good info. Im looking into getting an ADC now since seeing Slowhikes at Wise Shelter. Anyone have any ideas? BD
    i believe brunton has three models in the ADC line. mine, the "Wind", is the simplest & least expensive in the series.
    if you find bruntons sight you can see the additional features on the others.
    i haven't taken the time to search out any reviews, but i believe it should be pretty reliable.
    i like to have it hanging near the hammock (but not to close) so i can see the temp, or go back in the morn & know what it did through the night. good information to have when you want to know how your gear is preforming.
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    Would a thermometer factor in the wind chill if I was hung directly in the path of the wind?

    I am thinking that if I hang a thermometer on the wind side of my hammock (I usually just hang from my ridgeline so that it is is below my tarp) it should be fairly accurate. Wouldn't it experience the same cooling from the wind that you would in the same place?

    I know the most accurate way would be to have a thermometer out of the wind, and a wind gauge in the wind. Then use some equation to factor in the windspeed to ambient temp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    Would a thermometer factor in the wind chill if I was hung directly in the path of the wind?

    I am thinking that if I hang a thermometer on the wind side of my hammock (I usually just hang from my ridgeline so that it is is below my tarp) it should be fairly accurate. Wouldn't it experience the same cooling from the wind that you would in the same place?

    I know the most accurate way would be to have a thermometer out of the wind, and a wind gauge in the wind. Then use some equation to factor in the windspeed to ambient temp.
    I'm no expert but I don't think the wind has anything to do with the air temperature and/or the reading on a thermometer. No matter how hard the wind is blowing the air temp is going to be the same. But if you hang a thermometer under your tarp it could be affected by your body temperature as heat leaves your body and collects under and escapes out of your tarp. I think you would have to know what the wind speed is and what the air temperature is and use a chart or formula to accurately determine the effective temperature from wind chill.
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    the only time a thermometer would register the effect of windchill would be if it was a wet bulb thermometer - there has to be some evaporation to register the windchill - a dry bulb thermometer won't read significantly different in the wind or out of the wind provided that in both cases the thermometer has reached steady state

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    that's my understanding too. the wind doesn't change the reading of the air temp.
    i made mention of not hanging it to close to my hammock just because i suspect that there could be a degree or two difference just outside the hammock that's warmed by the body inside... unless there is quite a bit of wind whisking away the warm air.
    i wonder if it may not be a degree or two warmer inside the peak of the tarp on a still night too???
    but if i want to get a true, uncompressed reading of the air temp in the camp, i will hang it just far enough from me to be sure it's not getting any of my body heat.
    but the ACD has a fan for reading wind speed & is supposed to calculate the wind chill too. i haven't checked up on that feature very well yet.
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    I hang mine from the hammock support. The tether is long enough that I can pull it into the hammock to read it, then let it hang down low enough that it's not near the hammock's warmth and barely protected from the wind by the tarp.

    Hey Tim - maybe that's why yours read a few degrees warmer than mine even though we were only 15' apart.
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    What is an ADC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2o2diver View Post
    What is an ADC?
    http://www.brunton.com/product.php?id=259
    this is the one i have.
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    Thanks, thats pretty cool.

    The first post says these are good weather links. I don't see anything to do with weather on either of them.

    I like

    http://www.wunderground.com

    for weather info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2o2diver View Post
    What is an ADC?
    I've been curious, why nitrous oxcide diver as your screen name?
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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