Electric this & that
- The cynic in me was avoiding all of this talk about electrical heating
gadgetry and I was just lurking here snickering.
But, battery technology is advancing at an amazing rate. The
"roll-up" solar panels to recharge cell phones, PDA's, etc. are
already in use on the trail and they are very light weight. Those
solar panels could probably offer a "dual-use" because they are
similar to the windshiled-reflector-silver-bubble-wrap stuff.
There is also a generator / recharging device that uses the Up & Down
motion when walking to produce power.
So, I have to admit that I may live to see the day when the "power
pack" to heat a sleeping bag or pad or hammock is a realistic and
Now, if someone will just make the technological break thru and get
freeze dried beer on the market...<g>....