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Contributors to this thread:
Dyjack 15-Jul-17
drycreek 15-Jul-17
Scooby-doo 15-Jul-17
Don K 15-Jul-17
RymanCat 16-Jul-17
Elkhuntr 16-Jul-17
drycreek 16-Jul-17
Medicinemann 16-Jul-17
Scooby-doo 16-Jul-17
bigdog21 16-Jul-17
Candor 18-Jul-17
skookumjt 18-Jul-17
TEmbry 19-Jul-17
Scoot 19-Jul-17
ESP 19-Jul-17
osage 19-Jul-17
Rut Nut 19-Jul-17
drycreek 19-Jul-17
Windwalker 19-Jul-17
Scooby-doo 19-Jul-17
Don K 19-Jul-17
buckhammer 19-Jul-17
BTM 19-Jul-17
OkieJ 20-Jul-17
Scar Finga 20-Jul-17
TD 20-Jul-17
Scar Finga 20-Jul-17
Rut Nut 21-Jul-17
15-Jul-17
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M18-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Jobsite-Fan-Tool-Only-0886-20/205846390 I don't have one yet, probably won't hunt this year, but have been using several of the M18 tools and absolutely love them.. The 5.0 Ahr battery is well worth the extra bucks for power and life,, Pretty sure you could keep a cool breeze in your blind all day on one battery

15-Jul-17
See if this linkworks http://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M18-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Jobsite-Fan-Tool-Only-0886-20/205846390

From: Dyjack
15-Jul-17

Dyjack's Link
I'll fix your link for you. But don't really have anything to add to the convo.

From: drycreek
15-Jul-17
That might be a welcome edition in October in an enclosed blind in Texas !

From: Scooby-doo
15-Jul-17
You can also bring a cooler with ice and leave it open and let the fan blow over it. Kind of Ghetto air conditioner. It definitely works, I have done it while hunting in late August in SC. Scooby

From: Don K
15-Jul-17
Be nice for sleeping in a warm tent.......

From: RymanCat
16-Jul-17
Wow might as well sit in your truck and use that as a blind with AC on then. Whats next, I understand someone might need cool air to breath but for a normal healthy guy whats up with this? LOL

This convenience stuff is all out of control. Have I been out in the heat goat hunting, yup I have and seen how hot it can be on prairie but that still would not cause me to desire AC out there. To me it could have taken away the experience of the natural settings.

Just some thoughts.

From: Elkhuntr
16-Jul-17
if you have a small cooler with ice, you can wet a towel and place it on your shoulders and around your neck to keep cool.

From: drycreek
16-Jul-17
Ryman, I would guess that you've never experienced October 1 in an enclosed blind in E Texas with over 90* temps and humidity to match. I've experienced antelope hunting in a popup in September too......in Wyoming where the air is dry and the wind always blows at least a little. Apples and oranges !

From: Medicinemann
16-Jul-17
Don't the fans make any noise?

From: Scooby-doo
16-Jul-17
Cat in your condition lately I would think you would welcome the relief. I have been in the lowlands down in SC near the Ocean with the dew point at 75 and the temp in the 90's and trust me even someone in great health can appreciate the cool air moving around and thru the blind or box blind!! Scooby

From: bigdog21
16-Jul-17
if i had to hall all the crap you guys need. i would give it up. what next a semi to hale all the gadgets . I am amazed how anything 30 years ago got killed.

From: Candor
18-Jul-17
ive been in my underwear in a blind before melting. Arm pits sliding around, underwear soaked. I had to tell myself several times that I am enjoying it.

It's like being married.

From: skookumjt
18-Jul-17
Is it mandatory to hunt from enclosed blinds in some places? I've hunted out of hang on treestands from -20 in WI to +95 in east TX.

From: TEmbry
19-Jul-17
I love some of the old cranky responses on here, simply because someone brought up sitting in comfort while hunting.

And who the heck hunkers down inside of a mass produced synthetic pop up blind all day to take in "the natural settings"? If that is what you seek, get out and stalk the darn things.

As for the OP, looks like a novel idea. Can't say I've ever went the fan route but I'd sure as heck not be opposed to trying it.

From: Scoot
19-Jul-17
A number of bowsiters have talked about the use of fans in antelope blinds in the past and not been beaten up over the idea. Apparently it has become too much of a "new fandangled technological advantage" in the recent past or we've got more leatherwallers over here now...

From: ESP
19-Jul-17
I have had several heat strokes in the past. This has kept me from some hunts, due to a severely intolerance for heat. This would let me do a pronghorn hunt over water. I will definitely look into these blinds.

19-Jul-17
I AM ANTICIPATING DELIVERY ON MINE TOMORROW, WE'LL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT NOISE AND BATTERY LIFE SOON.

From: osage
19-Jul-17
Some people also bring a crotch novel to read while bowhunting. Never did understand that one.

From: Rut Nut
19-Jul-17
Earl- I have the Milwaukee Fuel Hammer Drill with three 5.0 AH batteries. I use it with an 8" auger for ice fishing. It is a beast and the batteries last forever. I am getting an avg of 50+ holes in 10" of ice on one battery.

I don't antelope hunt, but I camp a lot in hot weather. I will have to check this thing out. I have a battery powered 10" fan, but it eats batteries. (8 D batteries) This Milwaukee fan would probably pay for itself in one summer.

I would not worry about battery life- the link said 17 hrs on low per battery. I do not doubt that after seeing them perform on my drill.

From: drycreek
19-Jul-17
Well......there is a definite lack of understanding on this site. Don't understand why someone would like to be a little cooler in 95* heat......don't understand why someone would hunt out of an enclosed blind.......don't understand someone reading during the interminable hours of waiting on a goat at a waterhole......Myself, I don't understand why y'all think anybody gives a rip about your opinion of the way others choose to hunt.

Earle, post a review when you get it going, some of us sissies would like to know....:-)

From: Windwalker
19-Jul-17
Amen drycreek!!!!

From: Scooby-doo
19-Jul-17
Yup have to agree with dry creek. Yet it is perfectly fine to shoot 190" deer sitting over a corn pile in Kansas!! BS!! Sorry but I have used a fan in a blind as I said and it made it possible for me to sit longer. Shawn

From: Don K
19-Jul-17
So do you get asterisk next to your name in the book if you shoot a speed goat with a fan in your blind?

From: buckhammer
19-Jul-17
Some of these threads are better than watching comedy live. Reading this stuff makes my day.

From: BTM
19-Jul-17
I've been in a few "swelter shelters" over the years and would've welcomed at least a cooler full of ice (if it wasn't too far to pack in). As far as the OP's idea, if you have the $, go for it.

20-Jul-17
Well, It's running, has been for over an hour on high with a fresh 2.0 battery but battery is getting weak.. A 5.0 XC battery would probably do 3-4 hours at high, (it just quit, about 70 minutes). Fan is about 8" diameter, very quiet on low and probably enough fan for a blind. I am going to put a fresh 5.0 on tonight and let it run, probably on low. Pretty sure I willhave haalf battery or more at 7:00 AM. Best price I found was at the Home depot link.. Cheaper than Amazon.. I really don't plan on using for hunting, as most of my hunting is in the past, but can think of a million oppurtunites around home.. Patio, shop, basement, camping etc.. I did see Ryobi has a similar one, and I think I like their AC adapter better, but Milwaukee has never let me down with quality, and I have a bunch of them... The little "Hackzall" is a tree stand hunters dream, But if you can, the "Fuel" Models are worth the extra $$ for battery life and quality

20-Jul-17
I am always amused at the Ethic police bad mouthing technology on the internet????? Always makes for a good show and lively discussion.

From: OkieJ
20-Jul-17
Look up the redneck cooler made with a ice chest.

From: Scar Finga
20-Jul-17
OK, I get the cooler and a little fan with a cold towel or cooling towel in a hot blind... but REALLY?

From: TD
20-Jul-17
"GET OFF MY DESERT!"

From: Scar Finga
20-Jul-17
TD... LOL!

From: Rut Nut
21-Jul-17

Rut Nut's Link
Let us know how the 5.0 works Earl.

I found a youtube review and after watching, I may stop on the way home and pick this thing up. Only $69(bare tool) and comes with an AC adapter so you can use it plugged in OR on battery power.

Thanks for the heads up, Earl!

21-Jul-17
Love it 5.0 is kick butt.. I think I am going to order some Bluetooth tracable arrow nocks I saw advertised. I wonder if they will show up on my trucks backup camera?

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