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    Hunting alarm clock?

    Well since I resigned from FENZ I don't have a pager any more.
    And the alarm on my suunto watch isn't loud enough to wake me reliably.
    I turn off my mobile to save the battery.

    So any suggestions on a really small, simple, reliable alarm clock for hunting only

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    Well since I resigned from FENZ I don't have a pager any more.
    And the alarm on my suunto watch isn't loud enough to wake me reliably.
    I turn off my mobile to save the battery.

    So any suggestions on a really small, simple, reliable alarm clock for hunting only
    Cheap arse cell phone plugged in beside the bed and used as alarm / camera but not a phone. (Also comes in handy if you drop / damage / drown your phone as all you do is swap the sim and you are coping....) If you have a basic phone with all the gadgets, widgets and extras turned off, batt life can be pretty good too.
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    I’m up every morning between 5 and 5.30 when our 2yo wakes up
    Worked a treat when away last week

    Buy a battery bank to recharge your phone and put phone in low battery mode
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    Tap yourself with a finger above the bridge of your nose between your eyes (once for every hour you want e.g. five times for five o’clock). Works a treat for me.
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    Put your phone on aeroplane mode too. Especially when out hunting. Helps save battery
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    My gps has an alarm on it pretty sure it works when its switched off as well but test it first

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    Sit your watch in a cup with the end aiming towards you, or hang it above your head. I have a Suunto as well. I have to hang it above my head to be able to hear the alarm, when I have it set right. I haven't been hearing it the last few times. But then I worked out it was set for 6pm not 6am.

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    Hunt with a dog the cold nose on your face normally gets your attention.
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    Go to the 'Warehouse' and buy a little battery alarm clock. I bought one for hunting, found it was so good bought another three as truck and tractor clocks.
    The ones I bought are 75 x65 mm and weigh ( and cost ) nothing. They take one AA battery and run for a year on it. Simple and foolproof 'pull up' alarm set switch. No mistakes with an AM / PM balls ups causing unplanned sleep-in. Totally recommend and the 'Tick' is not so loud that you lay in bed thinking that a crocodile is coming. Ha Ha .Brand Telesonic
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    i normally take my rooster big joe in with me, not only a good alarm clock he's a good mate
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    I use the indian alarm clock

    drink lots of liquid the night before
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    Go dairy farming for 10 or 15 years. You'll be up at 4am automatically rest of your life
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Go dairy farming for 10 or 15 years. You'll be up at 4am automatically rest of your life
    ...or be a tanker driver for 15yrs and you wake up every 2 hrs wondering if you’re on days, nights or days off.
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    Yeah, the kids thing does it. Wake up at 0530 every bloody day, usually by being used as a human trampoline. An alarm clock would be easier.

 

 

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