Prescribed Fire Safety and Kestrel Weather Meters

A prescribed fire - otherwise known as a controlled burn - is beneficial and necessary for several reasons. First, it helps decrease the likelihood of large and uncontrolled fires occurring, causing extensive damage and even loss of life. It influences the growth of trees and vegetation, while some species depend on those fires to thrive. No matter the reason for a prescribed fire, there are also several considerations to keep in mind for safety and success. This includes components such as location and weather. Wind's Impact on Fire Wind is very influential when it comes to prescribed fires---or any fire,...

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The Guide to Kestrel LiNK (and What to do With the Data)

Data is an essential tool for a countless number of fields. We use it to gain knowledge, track trends, and make improvements. Not only is Kestrel a highly-effective weather monitoring and data logging device, but it also stores and logs data for a birds eye view. You don't have to be a data nerd to appreciate Kestrel's LiNK feature, and here is how to use it and what you can do with the information. What is Kestrel LiNK? Kestrel LiNK is powered by Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless technology that connects weather data to your smartphone. The free Kestrel LiNK app...

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How Kestrel Weather Meters Can Improve Aerodynamics in Bicycling

The aerodynamics of bicycling serves as an important element of its engineering. Especially in terms of competitive cycling such as the Tour de France, aerodynamics can greatly impact the speed and control of a bike. Whether you're a pro cyclist or you have a passion for cycling and want to improve your game, here is how the Kestrel Weather Meter can help. Aerodynamics: What is it and Why Does it Matter? In the cycling industry, you'll find aerodynamic products ranging from bikes to helmets and wheels. Air creates resistance when biking. In fact, it's impossible to avoid it because your...

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The Secret Weapon to Improving Your Aim and Long-Range Shooting Game

Kestrel has partnered with Hornady, the American manufacturing company well-known for ammunition. Founder Joyce Hornady's goal was to achieve ten bullets through one hole, aiming for some of the best ammunition for shooters and hunters. Now, those who choose Hornady's quality products can rely on the Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with Hornady 4DOF. Hundreds of thousands of shooters have trusted the 4DOF® Ballistics Calculator since its debut in 2016. Combining the precise solutions of the Hornady 4DOF Ballistic Calculator and the rugged reliability of the Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter, shooters now get to experience the full power of...

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Rocketry and Kestrel Meters: A Customer Use Case

Rocketry is a science involving the design, build, and launch of rocket ships. These competitions are held throughout the world, but the events don't begin and end at the final launch of the rocket. In fact, weather and the environment play a role in how rockets can perform in rocketry competitions. With weather tracking devices such as the Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter, we'll explore how the environment affects these competitions no matter where they take place in the world. "My High School rocketry team needed a way to get accurate weather data to predict the altitude of their rocket. Kestrel...

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Bringing Better Accuracy to Long-Range Shooting with Kestrel & Ruger

Kestrel and Ruger joined forces to create the Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter. This is the ideal companion for your Ruger rifle, enhancing your experience and improving accuracy downrange. Best of all, it can get you on your target quickly! You don't need a custom rifle to experience first-round hits at long distance targets. When you're working with the Ruger Kestrel 5700 – you can expect out-of-the-box accuracy for maximum long-range shooting performance. "The Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter makes a potent ballistic companion for any long-distance shooter, but is especially ideal for those hitting the range with...

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