My survival kit now contains more than just the basics and it's inevitable that for some emergency gear like flashlights, GPS etc, you need power. As well as a small Powerfilm solar panel, I also need batteries. I first saw the Nopopo (NO POlution POwer) batteries a couple of years ago but had not seen them anywhere to buy till recently. I ordered a packet of 4 AA batteries for ??12 … [Read more...] about Wee Haz Power – The urine powered battery
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As people search for the ultimate in shiny mobile blogging tools, I'm sometimes asked.. "What's your most important bit of kit?" In the past, without thinking, I've said my smartphone. In reality it's my sim card and the data connection that it offers. I have countless ways of documenting what's around me. Various smart phones and their apps, flip cams, hybrid cams, audio recorders a laptop and … [Read more...] about My Most Important Bit of Kit
I don't grow a beard. Thankfully it grows itself. This allows me to achieve something visible to all with very little effort on my part. I like it. It's a mask, its warm in winter, handy with an open face helmet on a motorbike and often it gives people the wrong impression of me. And there is much fun to be had in challenging peoples first impressions. If it starts getting in the way of my … [Read more...] about Instinct grows my beard. Shaving is merely maintenance.
I was invited to Bletchley Park for the unveiling of new exhibits entitled 'The Life and Works of Alan Turing'. Whilst there I grabbed the following two videos on my flip cam. An introduction from Sir John Scarlett, Chairman of the Bletchley Park Trust and following talks from Captain Jerry Roberts, Bletchley Park wartime Codebreaker, Sir John Dermot Turing and James May who finally went on to … [Read more...] about Unveiling the Life and Works of Alan Turing