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.
One of the primary benefits of bringing along a Kestrel Weather Meter is being prepared---which is one of the smartest strategies to use when you’re camping or hiking at the mercy of Mother Nature.
Planning for Sunny Skies Ahead
Most of us would rather not go camping or hiking in a downpour or with severe thunderstorm warnings looming overhead. Kestrel meter works to keep you informed of weather conditions whether you’re camping in a single spot or you’re on the move.
For example, Kestrel can serve as a complete weather station, offering nearly every weather-related detail and data you'll need for an exciting camping trip. Not only is it lightweight, but these devices are small enough to keep in your pocket while keeping track of weather around the clock.
Even though exploring the unknown is exciting, it’s helpful (and sometimes life-saving) to have a guide showing you the way. Luckily, Kestrel can be just the guide you need to get you through a multitude of environmental conditions.
“I use the Kestrel for climbing and backpacking. Intuitive, durable, and compact.”
--Kestrel Customer, online review
Let Kestrel be Your Guide
Imagine hiking your way up a steep slope in a rugged forest. The trees are thick, it’s foggy, and hard to see. When it's tough to know which way is up or down, Kestrel can serve as the guide to get you to your destination.
The handy Kestrel weather tracker serves as an altimeter which can complement your compass. Altimeters are essential for helping navigate throughout backwoods, especially since mountains are not always two-dimensional. If you’re hiking or camping in an area where topographic maps are available, this device can serve as a fantastic check against the map.
The Best Weather Meters for Camping and Hiking
One of the most popular camping weather instruments is the Kestrel Drop D3. Not only is it portable, but it's small enough to carry anywhere and you can clip it onto your backpack or belt loop without a second thought. It tracks the basics such as temperature and humidity, but it also provides data for heat stress index to avoid potentially deadly situations from overheating. Now if you're mountaineering on a lengthy climb especially one with with varying altitudes, it's a best practice recommendation to bring along an accurate altimeter/barometer like the Kestrel 3500 to predict weather changes. Steady, high pressure systems generally mean clear skies and ideal hiking conditions. Low pressure or rapidly declining pressure readings are a sure sign of approaching inclement weather - cooler temperatures along with rain, snow, thunder activity, or other precipitation. You can't be prepared if you don't know the actual conditions where you are.
Get a Kestrel Weather Meter in Your Back Pocket
Whether you’'e a hardcore hiker or just a happy occasional camper, Kestrel is beneficial to have in your back pocket. Explore our line of weather trackers and discover how Kestrel can help you explore the world.