AcuRite Tools for Camping

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AcuRite Tools for Camping

As the 4th of July approaches, you may want to consider upgrading your camping supply to include a few key tools from AcuRite.

Have strong winds caused you and your family difficulty in setting up the tent or building the campfire? Bring along a portable anemometer to get a better idea of wind speeds and peak wind gusts at your campsite. Also, it’s a neat device to bring on a hike when you (finally!) make it to the peak to measure maximum sustained winds at the highest point of your hike! It’s always a fun statistic to brag about around the campfire that night!

Portable Anemometer by campfire

In addition to strong winds affecting the campsite, afternoon thunderstorms can pop up unexpectedly throughout the summer and disrupt your camping trip. The portable lightning sensor is also a great device to have on hand, especially if you’re hiking, boating, or camping this summer. This handy device will warn you if lightning is detected within 25 miles, so that you’ll have plenty of time to get to safety. Learn more on how to be prepared for lightning during your summer activities here.

Portable lightning sensor in the rain at campsite

Another handy device to stay ahead of any potential danger while you’re off-the-grid is a NOAA Weather Radio. This device will give you area-specific weather alerts from the National Weather Service with automatic notifications of emergency, weather, and public announcements. Sometimes we place too much trust our smartphones and weather apps and forget what to use when we’re exploring backcountry or simply just out of cell range.

NOAA Weather Radio and couple on hike

Share With Us!

Feel free to share your crazy weather and camping stories here! How did winds ruin your campsite? Did lightning change your plans? Share your stories and camping pictures by commenting on this blog!

Get out there and enjoy, but please be safe!

June 28, 2018
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