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gracebowen
02-23-2018, 00:32
I'm pretty sure I have to have a fan for two reasons.

If I am too hot I can't sleep.
I'm used to sleeping to the noise of a fan. It driwns out other noises that would keep me awake. Trail example would be mosquitos buzzing or animals making noise.

Can anyone recommend a fan?

BuckeyeBill
02-23-2018, 00:39
In the beginning you may have problems getting to sleep, but after a week or two you will start being so tired you may even skip eating at night, even though that is just as bad as mosquito buzz.

Venchka
02-23-2018, 01:30
Ear plugs for noises that go bump in the night. Definitely ear plugs for rain noise in a tent.
What BuckeyeBill said.
Wayne

MuddyWaters
02-23-2018, 03:19
My spidey -sense says this is something to be discarded at the first stop if not before.

I think you'l get over these issues when you are exhausted and hating your heavy pack. Most do at least.

I second ear plugs they work Wonderful for quality of sleep.

4eyedbuzzard
02-23-2018, 07:06
There are cell phone apps that mimic those noise machine things. Find one with fan noise. Pair of earbuds and you're all set. Or get one now and set it to common woodland noise - bears roaring, mountain lions growling, owls screeching, frogs going BUD - WHY - okay sorry, had to throw a little humor in for entertainment value - but seriously, you could retrain your sleep noise patterns prior to hiking. Hot at night is an issue in some areas in mid-summer, but most of the time the mountains cool off at night.

perrymk
02-23-2018, 08:29
Kikkerland Super Mini Fan Assorted (https://www.amazon.com/Kikkerland-Super-Mini-Fan-Assorted/dp/B01C5M46P0/ref=pd_sim_201_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01C5M46P0&pd_rd_r=CVTB88X3CQHRGDSEYAGP&pd_rd_w=t72WY&pd_rd_wg=HOSms&psc=1&refRID=CVTB88X3CQHRGDSEYAGP)

Looks like it has good reviews. I can't imagine it gets much smaller or lighter. I saw some USB rechargeable fans also.

grubbster
02-23-2018, 09:00
If you are toting a battery charger there are fans that will plug directly into the usb port for power. There are tons of these out there. Example:
https://www.amazon.com/Arctic-ABACO-BZG00-010000-ARCTIC-Breeze-Mobile/dp/B003XN24GY/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1519390662&sr=8-6&keywords=usb+fan

Gambit McCrae
02-23-2018, 09:10
Earplugs will work well, Most can not stand the noise of rain on a tent. It is my favorite noise. There is nothing better then for it to rain all night, and an early morning sunrise to get started for the day.

gracebowen
02-23-2018, 10:53
I am carrying a USB charger.

Slo-go'en
02-23-2018, 11:59
I have to turn off any fans or air conditioners for me to get to sleep. I'm used to dead silence at night. I guess that comes from growing up in a quiet house on a quiet suburban road. Rain keeps me up (especially on a tin roof) as do peepers. Man, those little frogs can be deafening.

Any fan which is small enough and light enough to want to carry probably isn't going to make much noise or do much to keep you cool. I don't think sleeping with earbuds is very practical, not if you toss and turn at night.

DownEaster
02-23-2018, 14:29
You might try this fan (https://www.amazon.com/OPOLAR-Handheld-Rechargeable-Adjustable-Multipurpose/dp/B01MT8XBKN/ref=pd_day0_229_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01MT8XBKN&pd_rd_r=YSAQS2DTK93RSJ1SA0ED&pd_rd_w=FECEK&pd_rd_wg=m2C7I&psc=1&refRID=YSAQS2DTK93RSJ1SA0ED). You don't need to hold it, and you can use it while it's plugged into your power bank to recharge.

HooKooDooKu
02-23-2018, 15:03
For weekend trips, I take along this (https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000016472-Cool-Zephyr-Mini/dp/B000HC7AGS/ref=sr_1_cc_2) Coleman fan.
The fan is pretty light, but a set of AA batteries only lasts a few hours (only good enough to help the initial cool down at night).
But what is great about it is the fan blades are stiff (some of these "fans" use foam blades that don't move any air), but fold down for storage. I rigged mine up with some string to hang it for about a 1/2 hour when I initially go to sleep in the summer.

gracebowen
02-23-2018, 16:15
DoenEaster I like that one. Have you used it?

Venchka
02-23-2018, 17:45
Assuming that you canít learn to live without it, where will you place it so that it does any good?
As a life long tent bound fraidycat, I made the leap to cowboy camping last year in Wyoming. What a liberating experience. Youíll get there.
Wayne

gpburdelljr
02-24-2018, 13:01
You might try this fan (https://www.amazon.com/OPOLAR-Handheld-Rechargeable-Adjustable-Multipurpose/dp/B01MT8XBKN/ref=pd_day0_229_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01MT8XBKN&pd_rd_r=YSAQS2DTK93RSJ1SA0ED&pd_rd_w=FECEK&pd_rd_wg=m2C7I&psc=1&refRID=YSAQS2DTK93RSJ1SA0ED). You don't need to hold it, and you can use it while it's plugged into your power bank to recharge.

I see that it will operate 2.8 to 11 hours, depending on setting, before needing a recharge. If you use it to fall asleep then the battery will be depleted in one night. Probably any portable fan will only last one night, or less, before needing recharging.

DownEaster
02-28-2018, 02:41
DoenEaster I like that one. Have you used it?
No, I'm just experienced searching for things at Amazon.

gracebowen
02-28-2018, 08:37
Fair enough. It does look like a neat little fan.