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    Question How low did it go... and how did you know?

    I've seen some of you chatting about how low it got while you were out hanging around. I saw a couple of thermometers (picture or video) where guys and gals were proving just how chilly it was during the night.

    My question is what is everyone using? I was able to match an image using Google and I think I found one type. I was curious as to what others were using. I was one of those really wacko ground dwellers that didn't carry a tent - just a tarp, a bag, & a pad if it was real chilly. I've awaken a couple of times to frost on the tarp, but I've never deliberately been out in a hard freeze.

    For $6 at Walmart, this AcuRite digital thermometer with a Min/Max is what I was able to match using Google Images. The -4*F to 158*F temp range is well below what I am willing to attempt any time soon.
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Accurite-T...n-Cup/16888909

    Does anyone have suggestions or comments about what you have found to be a reliable thermometer to use on the trail?

    GeezerScouter

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    I use one of these from an older thread. It works, just under $10...

    http://www.amazon.com/Coghlans-Time-.../dp/B000S5VRMM

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ht=Thermometer

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    i have the one you linked from walmart and it works great for me, one thing i like about it is it's weather resistant. i also realy like that temp is all it does so the batts last a very long time

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    I've got the same one you linked to also. Works great for our Ga weather. Just pull out the suction cup and replace it with a biner. I was going to get the one with the remote sensor but it just doesn't get cold enough here for the LCD to freeze up.
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    walmart gauge works fine. gives low and high temps for 12 hour period. Easy to hang on tarp or ridge line.

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    Thanks for bringing this up.. I will pick one up tomorrow..
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    I have an Accurite (different model) which I bought at Home Depot a few years ago. I used it for all my back yard tests as i was testing my systems. I don't carry a thermometer into the backcountry. The only reason I know I did a minus 22*F hang is because of the thermometer attached to the back of the leanto nearby.

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    I always carry an Accurite. They're accurate down to 15 degrees (the lowest I've gone), but I don't know how they do in lower temps.

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    Results of my test

    Quote Originally Posted by GeezerScouter View Post
    For $6 at Walmart, this AcuRite digital thermometer with a Min/Max is what I was able to match using Google Images. The -4*F to 158*F temp range is well below what I am willing to attempt any time soon.
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Accurite-T...n-Cup/16888909

    Does anyone have suggestions or comments about what you have found to be a reliable thermometer to use on the trail?

    GeezerScouter
    I picked up an AcuRite thermometer and played around with it. My freezer took it down to -5. The picture compares it to another larger digital thermometer as well as an old fashioned thermometer from Atlanta Gas Light Company.

    The High / Low recording is automatically reset every 24 hours. This reset point is determined whenever you engaged the battery for the first time. There is a plastic strip you pull out to allow the battery to make contact with the circuits. I 'set' mine for ~9:00 PM figuring this would allow me to see the previous evenings low temp as well as the high temp for the day. You can reset this point by pulling the battery, waiting a few minutes and then pushing the battery back into the thermometer.

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