You don't seem to have understood my message at all.
I suggested people have a look at the Beafort scale but with the understanding that there are other factors which will affect the observation. It is however a legitimate tool that can be used to guage wind strength and has been for several hundred years.
I also said using a guage would be the only accurate way of measuring wind strength.
No I would never wear one on a cord around my neck. You and anyone else can if they wish.
Bragging rights. I may have been on the wrong track here and apologise if I offended you. I initially thought it was to tell people what strong winds you had been out in. After I reread your initial thread I realised it was not the case.
However (this is a bit of Aussie humour if you don't get it please take offense)I live in a town where most of my friends are fishermen either amateur or professional if I was to go to the pub armed with only "factual" data about the conditions of my last paddle I would stand no chance against the fishermans epic tale about the one that got away.