[Cdt-l] thermometer recommendations for backpacking?

ned at mountaineducation.org ned at mountaineducation.org
Sat Oct 26 15:54:39 CDT 2013

And Brian is absolutely right, that's really all you need to relate when 
others ask, "How cold was it?" Nevertheless, we have enough students asking 
weather-related questions to where Mountain Education now carries a Kestrel, 
not only for the temperature reading, but mainly for the wind speed 
amazements ("My tent almost blew over! How fast is the wind?")

Ned Tibbits, Director
Mountain Education
-----Original Message----- 
From: Bob Sartini
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2013 5:14 AM
To: Brian Dickson
Cc: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] thermometer recommendations for backpacking?

The only one I have ever used is my water bottle. Not frozen, a bit of
ice, or like a brick. Tells me all I need to know.

On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 6:32 AM, Brian Dickson <briansolar1 at yahoo.co.uk> 
> Hi folks,
> Has anyone any recommendations for a trail thermometer? I would like one
> that I can record daily temperatures just for interest really so that I 
> can
> keep a note in my journal. One that I could leave out overnight and it 
> would
> record the minimum overnight temperature would be ideal. I guess keeping 
> the
> weight down is important too!
> My search so far has led me to a casio wrist watch type such as this one:
> http://www.amazon.com/Casio-Quartz-Digital-Display-SGW-100-1VEF/dp/B001CZXB80/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3JY9VZHJYJKYI&coliid=IUBXCTMABGJYO
> I am from Scotland and for some reason it is cheaper on uk amazon at about
> $50 than this US link .
> The other type I have looked at is an old fashioned garden non-digital
> min/max thermometer.
> Anyway any thoughts or experience are appreciated!
> Brian
> Black Isle Scotland
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