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  1. Becoming the Predator: How to Use Kestrel Meters to Hunt Predators and Varmints

    Becoming the Predator: How to Use Kestrel Meters to Hunt Predators and Varmints

    You can't control the weather on your hunt, but you can plan around it for success. Kestrel Weather Meters can give you a heads up on ground conditions to help you decide if you should head out with your calls or stay home.

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  2. Everything You Need to Know About Wind Chill

    Everything You Need to Know About Wind Chill

    Whipping winds can make cold weather conditions feel unbearable. Especially during the winter months, wind chill makes a big impact on how you’ll feel when you’re outdoors---even when the sun is shining! But what is wind chill and how does it affect the human body?

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  3. The Joy of Camping and Hiking with Kestrel Weather Meters

    The Joy of Camping and Hiking with Kestrel Weather Meters

    For outdoor enthusiasts all over the world, there are essential tools to have on hand when you're pitching tents, starting fires, and exploring. While first aid kits and lanterns are camping necessities, Kestrel weather meters can enhance your experience of hiking and camping from every corner of the globe.

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  4. The Importance of Weather Monitoring for Vegetation Management

    The Importance of Weather Monitoring for Vegetation Management

    When it comes to vegetation management, environmental factors play an important role in success or failure. Planning and preparation become critical, especially when it comes to the knowing the weather conditions before and during spray application. With Kestrel weather meters, you can accurately track weather with real-time data, allowing you to make smart decisions for planning and application.

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  5. Monitoring Avalanche Conditions: Search and Rescue with Kestrel Weather Instruments

    Monitoring Avalanche Conditions: Search and Rescue with Kestrel Weather Instruments

    While an avalanche is something that many of us only see in the movies, they're very real to rescue personnel around the world.  Monitoring avalanche conditions can prevent major injury and even save lives. With Kestrel weather monitoring, search and rescue teams, as well as winter sports enthusiasts, can effectively monitor avalanche conditions for safety.

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  6. Using a Kestrel to Monitor and Understand the Environment Around You

    Using a Kestrel to Monitor and Understand the Environment Around You

    The world is a big place with all kinds of wonders to experience. There are endless curiosities to explore including the many elements of weather and its impact on the world around us. The Kestrel Instruments line offers a variety of tools for weather geeks, nature lovers, and those want to explore the world and better understand the environment.

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  7. The American Kestrel Nest Box Program

    American Kestrels are North America's smallest species of falcon, and the only species of Kestrel found on this continent. These small, charismatic, aerial predators are about the size of a dove and are easily identified by their distinct plumage. Kestrels are one of the few raptors that are sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females are easily recognizable. Both males and females have creamy chests with black spots and black "slashes" or "mustaches" under their eyes. Males have slate blue wings, rufus backs spotted with black spots, and a black subterminal band on their tail. Females' backs and shoulders are fully rufus with black spots, and their tails are alternating rufus and black barring.

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  8. How to Easily Finetune Airflow for HVAC Systems with the Kestrel 5200

    How to Easily Finetune Airflow for HVAC Systems with the Kestrel 5200

    Airflow in the HVAC system is one of the most important elements of efficiency. It's critical that each air duct is able to handle the demand for airflow. With air balancing, it should be within 10% of airflow. Trouble can arise when it comes to balancing these systems, but the Kestrel 5200 can help fine-tune HVAC systems for increased efficiency.

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  9. Making Crane Operations Safer with Kestrel Weather Meters

    Making Crane Operations Safer with Kestrel Weather Meters

    The construction industry brings many challenges, but the weather doesn't have to be one of them. Operating heavy machinery such as crane operations requires a bit of planning. Using weather trackers, especially for wind speed, can aid in operation as well as safety.

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  10. Woodworking 101: Combating Temperature and Humidity Issues with Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters

    Woodworking 101: Combating Temperature and Humidity Issues with Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters

    When you’re knee-deep in a woodworking project such as flooring installation, humidity and temperature can impact the project before and after installation. Wood is a hygroscopic material, meaning it attracts water from its surroundings. It is also affected by the temperature where the size of the wood can expand or contract based on the ambient conditions. With an array of Kestrel Instruments to use for spot-checks or to leave on-site, you can measure temperature and humidity to avoid issues such as swelling of wood and ruined work.

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