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Feb 19, 2014 at 10:54 pm #1313537Mobile CalculatorSpectator
…Feb 19, 2014 at 11:07 pm #2075335Marko BotsarisBPL Member
@millonasLocale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
All this electrical crap is a slippery slope. I have been a huge and grumpy Luddite w/respect to electronics and backpacking. But I finally gave in (I thought only a little) and decided I pretty much had to carry my iphone on my 45 day trip this summer (I originally thought turned off at the bottom of my pack), if only to deal with logistics without my car. Now I'm trying to figure out if to make up for the weight I need to use it to replace all reading material, watch, GPS (which I don't use anyway), journal (farewell JMT pencil, I hardly knew ye) etc. etc.
Now I have to worry about how to keep the damn thing charged – do I have to buy more battery packs. E = mc^2. for every mAh I need to add more weight. It is going to be a chain reaction where I will end up carrying 50 lbs.
Gonna have to checkout that wood power charger. Oh, and a big ole axe to keep it fed – got to keep my access to my blog powered in the middle of nowhere…..Feb 20, 2014 at 8:09 am #2075394Steven ParisBPL Member
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
It'd really open up the PCT if someone made a 2,663 mile extension cord.Feb 20, 2014 at 8:38 am #2075399BlackHatGuySpectator
@sleepingLocale: The Cascades
"It'd really open up the PCT if someone made a 2,663 mile extension cord."
I know some folks who live on the west coast who seem to still be connected to a 2,000+ mile umbilical cord. Or is that different?
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