Firefighters and Heat Stress: How Kestrel Instruments Provides Protection

No matter the time of year, heat stress is a health concern for firefighters of all experience levels. Monitoring heat stress levels with Kestrel Weather Meters and recognizing the symptoms of heat stress can help prevent illness, injury and even death. A Glimpse Into the Effects of Heat Stress Mark Hofman from Oregon State University is an athletic trainer and a Wildland Firefighter. While being trained to provide medical services to physically active individuals, Hoffman has vital insight into the seriousness of heat stress during firefighter assignments and training. Shedding Light on Heat Stress for Firefighters on the Job Whether...

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Preventing COVID-19 by Managing Ventilation with Kestrel 5200

Many of us don't think about the ventilation system in our homes or office buildings. The truth is that proper ventilation is critical to the performance of residential and commercial buildings, impacting energy efficiency as well as air quality. Most recently, COVID-19 spread has been linked to inadequate airflow as well as cold and dry interior air. When you're looking to help improve interior airflow and prevent Coronavirus spread, the Kestrel 5200 Professional Environmental Meter® is a great companion to have on hand. Why do You Need Interior Ventilation? It might sound counterproductive to allow airflow in your home or...

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Top 4 Ways to Become a Backyard Meteorologist

Are you fascinated by the weather? Do you always find yourself tracking storms with your phone app without the best results? If you yearn to become a meteorologist but don't have $40,000 to spend on a degree, you're in luck. There are numerous tools of the trade to help you become a backyard meteorologist, and it's a lot easier and less expensive to obtain than a meteorology degree. Why Aren't Apps Reliable? First, let's talk about why your phone app won't serve you as a backyard meteorologist. A forecast accuracy study determined that The Weather Channel App, while the most...

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Mountain Rescue & Medevac Landings: Why Kestrel is Key to Accurate Weather Readings

When the mountains are calling, rescue and medevac teams gear up to save lives. Highly equipped and trained for operating in the backcountry, these professionals depend on top equipment to help pull off successful search and rescues. Kestrel Weather Meters® is one of their go-to devices. Weather & Mountain Rescues While they appear majestic, the mountains can bring severe weather. Mountain microclimates also present their own complications and variables for rescues and medevac landings. For example, suburban areas within close proximity may not have snow in their yards, but the mountains could have several feet of snow. The Kestrel 5000...

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What is the Kestrel 5700 Elite with HUD Kit?

When you're looking to improve your long-range shooting game, the Kestrel 5700 Elite with HUD Kit is an excellent asset to have in your arsenal. But what is the Kestrel 5700 Elite with HUD Kit, and why do long-range shooters rely on this product for top-notch accuracy? What is Included in the Kestrel 5700 with HUD Kit? The Kestrel 5700 with HUD Kit includes the following: Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics® and LiNK Kestrel HUD Heads Up Display Mystery Ranch HUD/LRF MOLLE Carry Pouch The Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics The Kestrel 5700 Elite...

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A Better Way to Fly Drones in Strong Winds with Kestrel Weather Meters

Drone technology has surged in recreational popularity during the 2010s. Since their invention in 1916, these unmanned flying aerial vehicles are attractive to people of all ages. With the recreational drone market expecting to explode to over $4 billion by 2022, it's clear that users want an enjoyable and exciting experience from this product. A large part of the popularity of recreational drones is aerial photography. However, other commercial uses include: Remote sensing: heat sensors built into drones that monitor the temperature of livestock Surveillance for emergency response Air quality readings by way of biological sensors Counting and measuring crop...

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