OFF-GRID AND DIGITALLY ENABLED
I struggled to find an alternative to solar as the trip is in England and I must be able to charge the kit I need to record and video for podcasts and other social media... not to mention staying in contact with everyone.
Shine Wind Turbine
Whilst pottering around online a few months ago, I came across a company in Nova Scotia, Canada - Aurea Technologies.
I was, and still am, super excited. They have designed, developed and are now shipping their Shine Wind Turbines - specifically designed for backpacking and travelling off-grid.
Perfect! I had to order one. I'm hoping this will be my alternative to sticking a solar panel on my head whilst praying for sun! Keep your fingers crossed that the unit arrives before I head off to Lowestoft to start my long walk home!
Check out their website and youtube above for more details.
BigBlue 3 28W Solar Charger
If the wind don't blow... well, I have to have a backup bit of kit. Naturally, to be off-grid and digitally enabled, I still have to create my very own grid.
So that's why I have picked up a BigBlue 28W solar charger has a digital ammeter that shows the amount of Amps present and an internal chip that assure stable charge.
Between this and Shine, I'm cooking with gas... well, not really. Anyway...
Podcast and Recording kit
I'm still researching the equipment I need to record on the move and to interview and edit the podcast after I've finished the walk and found all the experts to help out!
Ordnance Survey App
Frankly, the best App I have subscribed to and use pretty much everyday.
I used the App to plan and map the entire route and will use it during the walk