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    Wireless Temperature, For hanging?? UQ

    Still new to hanging world, I have not slept in the Cold snow yet. But, While sipping my Hot coffee. Had a Wonder? Thought.

    Has anyone tried? taking those Indoor/Outdoor wireless Temperature gauges?. Placed the main unit, on ridge line.. ( for easy viewing). Linky: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Accurite-D...meter/16888916
    I have one Similar to this mounted inside my truck, and remote unit under front Lic plate. $9 bucks is cheap, but nice to know when It's Freezing and roads are getting icy.

    Now, this is the part that will create data to how temperatures change during a hang.

    Take the Remote unit. Place it between the UQ & hammock. Watch the Readings. Then move it around, either up layers.. Or around. For getting a Idea on your Heat Readings.. Finding the hot spots, and or cold spots? ETC..
    Then just added insulation to the cold spots.. based on temps?.


    Dunno??.. Maybe the coffee was tainted.. and I am over thinking this Idea :-)

    But just had to ask.. Or just created, a new fancy cheap idea for DIY testers while Swinging in the breeze.

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    I use one deep winter camping. Put the transmitter on my tarp end and receiver in my pocket when sleeping.
    Works real well to get those good lows.....
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    what brand

    what brand do you use?

    I am looking for a small cheap one.

    i had one this weekend and i think it is wrong.
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    This does exactly that for me. The sensor cable is a couple feet long and the whole thing weighs exactly nothing. Gives me the daily hi-lo. Works in the creek, too.

    http://www.control3.com/4144p.htm

    I think I paid about $25 but it looks like it's gonna last forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveflinn View Post
    This does exactly that for me. The sensor cable is a couple feet long and the whole thing weighs exactly nothing. Gives me the daily hi-lo. Works in the creek, too.

    http://www.control3.com/4144p.htm

    I think I paid about $25 but it looks like it's gonna last forever.
    I have a similar unit to this. Mine is an indoor/outdoor thermometer with max and min functions. Runs off a single AAA battery the outdoor sensor is connected to the unit via a length of cable. I just attach it to my hammock suspension outside of my tarp. I believe I got mine at a local Home Depot on clearance for $5 or so.

    The wired sensor is one less battery to worry about getting too cold to function.

    Cheers

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    I just bought this one...should arrive tomorrow...will try to update this thread after I check it out.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i01

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcracin24 View Post
    I just bought this one...should arrive tomorrow...will try to update this thread after I check it out.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i01

    I was just wondering how is that GSI working out for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mussleman1234 View Post
    I was just wondering how is that GSI working out for you.
    I'm liking it so far. Haven't played with the compass or the stopwatch part of it yet...mainly got it for the temperature and as a clock/alarm to hang on my ridgeline. I was under the impression that the min & max temperature was every 24 hours...so far it's showing the overall min & max temperature. I need to sit down with the directions and see if there's a way to reset that every 24 hours...either automatically or manually...I hope there is. If not, I'd still be happy with the purchase. I just went back and reread the product description, and it doesn't say anywhere about it being 24 min/max temperature...just min/max...looks like I was mistaken about the 24 hour thing...still hope I can figure out a way to reset it...at least manually.

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    I remember seeing a reference on one of Shug's videos to a thermometer that keeps the hi/low for the last 24 hours but now I can't find the video. I found one of his videos with a reference to Highgear.com but that seems to be a different device from the one I'm thinking about...its range only goes down to +14f...and it's rather pricey.

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    I just checked the instructions for the GSI unit...there is a simple way to manually reset the max/min temperature memory....which may be better than just 24 hour memory...then there's the option of having temperature memory for day, trip, etc. By the way, from my best knowledge the temperature readings are accurate.

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