The ability to quickly predict changing weather conditions while outdoors is a skill that all walkers should consider learning.
I have been learning the skill of identifying the various cloud patterns that assist in predicting the coming weather.
While browsing online I came across this easy to carry pocket reference produced by Ultimate Survival Gear, a company that provides a wide range of reference material for use in the outdoors.
A pocket guide
Clouds Cards are exactly what they say they are. They describe 10 of the most common cloud types. Each cloud formation is given on its own card with clear photography, description and the altitude at which each form. The description includes information on the likely weather that each formation is related to which makes predicting conditions easy.
The cards themselves are laid out in a very clear manner and each is well laminated and should last years of usage and packet storage. The cards are bound together with hollow rivet which allows you to attached a lanyard should you wish.
For a quick pocket reference to is both inexpensive and had wearing you can’t really fault the Cloud Cards. It would benefit from a little more information on probable weather conditions but to be honest this is just a minor issue. For those who want to refresh their skills or learn the basics, these cards definitely are a good place to start.
Cover Price: £5.99
Available From: Amazon