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    staying cool using a fan

    Has anyone ever seen or done this:

    http://www.holyadventure.com/modify-...ammock-cooling

    anyone have any additional lightweight tips or tricks for staying cool in a hammock when it is hot and humid out and camping up high on a ridge for breeze is not an option?

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    I have one of those and those blades are sharp! Get yourself a corneal abrasion for sure sitting up to egress the hammy!
    I have used the soft bladed fans with good result. Once you get it on a good spot on the hammock ridge line the wee breeze helps for sure. http://www.o2-cool.com/funfans_overview.php
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    I won a box with several avon sports fans in it, and my son and I used them on our last hang. Very nice and they move quite a bit of air. We tied up the lanyard on the ridgeline and the added another tie to the fan butt to keep it at the angle we needed. They use 2 AA batteries and we haven't drained them yet. Very nice to have on hot nights. The blades are also not sharp and collapse back onto itself, so they're easy to pack.

    My mom and I also took two to Cedar Point with us last week along with a squirt bottle. Thank God, as they came in super handy!! It was 103 that day and we really had no interest in Cedar Point, but just wanted my son and his friend to go and have a good time.

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    thanks for the tips

    wouldn't want to lose an eye

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    I use an OFF Clip-on fan. I pulled the repellent out of it and rigged it so that it would turn on without the repellant. Now it makes a nice, quiet, little fan. It has an impellar style fan that is encased, so there are no "blades" to worry about. And, it has a belt clip that clips right on the your hammock RL without any modification. It works well for me. YMMV.


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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    I use an OFF Clip-on fan. I pulled the repellent out of it and rigged it so that it would turn on without the repellant. Now it makes a nice, quiet, little fan. It has an impellar style fan that is encased, so there are no "blades" to worry about. And, it has a belt clip that clips right on the your hammock RL without any modification. It works well for me. YMMV.

    Neat idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    I use an OFF Clip-on fan. I pulled the repellent out of it and rigged it so that it would turn on without the repellant. Now it makes a nice, quiet, little fan. It has an impellar style fan that is encased, so there are no "blades" to worry about. And, it has a belt clip that clips right on the your hammock RL without any modification. It works well for me. YMMV.

    I do same thing except mines blue :P and i hang it from a little prussic that way I can angle it off to my head/chest/neck... Battery lasts 30 hrs though after 3-4 nights its output ain't much... And as a bonus, you can carry the refills and use them if a little more bug protection is needed around camp... But I don't think I would sleep and breathe it in all night...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    ... But I don't think I would sleep and breathe it in all night...
    Hence why I removed the repellent and rigged it to work without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    I use an OFF Clip-on fan. I pulled the repellent out of it and rigged it so that it would turn on without the repellant. Now it makes a nice, quiet, little fan. It has an impellar style fan that is encased, so there are no "blades" to worry about. And, it has a belt clip that clips right on the your hammock RL without any modification. It works well for me. YMMV.

    Cool idea!
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    I'm with Shug, o2cool fans. I have one that functions like the Off fan, and a 2AA with foam blades, both work well. Cheap at WMart.

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