11559Re: Electric hammock, windmills, balloons, and trees ...
- Dec 1, 2005Why not just get a 12V converter/power supply. At todays technology,
this whole concept is not a backpacking option. Just plug in the
converter/power supply into the AC outlet and you have unlimited
power. No need to carry a heavy battery.
--- In email@example.com, "togetherinparis"
>designed to stay topped off by
> Vehicle batteries are not designed for deep draws. They're
> the car or motorcycle's alternator. Deep draw lead acid batteriesare available, but they're
> heavy and expensive. You might try a lightweight portablewindmill, though wind chill
> would likely negate any possible benefit, eh? Perhaps a portablewindmill on a balloon?
> But then you're a lightning rod, ouch! Remember how potatoes limescan be used to
> generate current? What's out there that can be tapped atcampsites? Trees? It's just
> stupid enough to be true. I imagine there's a measurable potentialdifference between
> leaves and roots, eh? Who's up for measuring?
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