Hey fellow Pokemon Goers.

If you need a portable battery, I recommend this one.

The Solar Charger, Portable Solar Power Bank 10000mAh Dual USB Battery Charger External Backup Power Pack

This sucker will last you all day. It does take a while to charge, so I do it overnight. You also have to watch your phone from time to time, because once you finish charging, the charge turns off. 

The solar charging part doesn’t really work that great — it’s faster to plug it in to let it charge. 

The best part of this? It’s only $19. It’s a steal for how well it works. 

Roberto Baldwin’s

The First Solar-Powered Charger I’d Actually Use

Solar-powered chargers make me feel like I’m doing something nice for the Earth. Too bad I never use the damn things because positioning them for optimal Sun-catching is a pain in the ass. The Ray solar charger’s suction cup action solves that problem.

Instead of trying to prop the solar charger on a stick or placing it on my dash and watching it fly out the window when I take a corner, the Ray solar charger has a suction cup around the solar cells. Slap it to your window and let the Sun work for you. The support arm even doubles as cable storage.

The Ray is still in presale mode over at Quirky. If enough people purchase the $39.99 device, it’ll hit production and you can feel all squishy on the inside because you’re helping the planet. Or not, who cares, I just want to charge my iPhone.

Car Solar Charger - Article by: Roberto Baldwin


Are Mystery Mars Plumes Caused By Space Weather?

Mysterious high-rise clouds seen appearing suddenly in the martian atmosphere on a handful of occasions may be linked to space weather, say Mars Express scientists.

Amateur astronomers using telescopes on Earth were the first to report an unusual cloud-like plume in 2012 that topped-out high above the surface of Mars at an altitude around 250 km. The feature developed in less than 10 hours, covered an area of up to 1000 x 500 km, and remained visible for around 10 days.

The extreme altitude poses something of a problem in explaining the features: it is far higher than where typical clouds of frozen carbon dioxide and water are thought to be able to form in the atmosphere.

Indeed, the high altitude corresponds to the ionosphere, where the atmosphere directly interacts with the incoming solar wind of electrically charged atomic particles.

Speculation as to their cause has included exceptional atmospheric circumstances, auroral emissions, associations with local crustal anomalies, or a meteor impact, but so far it has not been possible to identify the root cause.

Unfortunately, the spacecraft orbiting Mars were not in the right position to see the 2012 plume visually, but scientists have now looked into plasma and solar wind measurements collected by Mars Express at the time.

They have found evidence for a large ‘coronal mass ejection’, or CME, from the Sun striking the martian atmosphere in the right place and at around the right time.

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How to Build an Badass Evaporative Cooler

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An evaporative cooler can reduce the temperature in a small to medium room by 20 to 30 degrees. This would be extremely handy to have in a SHTF situation, also if you are camping.

If you are trying to save money this may just do that too, instead of putting your AC on in the summer use this instead. You could soon find hat your electricity bills drop by not just pennies but dollars!!

This is seriously the best I have found on the interwebs. If you can’t make this now, save this page and make it at a later date….

This can run on a 12v deep cycle battery for a good 2 – 3 hrs. I would also keep a charged battery charging via solar panel all day. Or if you are more tech minded than us, I am sure you could use other low energy fans. I just love this project….

How to Build an Badass Evaporative Cooler

How to Build an Badass Evaporative Cooler was originally published on SHTF & Prepping Central

Slept in

I got to sleep in this morning. I didn’t get up until 0700. It was kind of nice. I may have stayed in bed longer but the dogs had to pee. Now I’m sitting on the couch with the front door open and listening to the birds outside. The dogs are laying in a patch of sunlight soaking up rays, no doubt charging their solar batteries for later mayhem.

Was a good night’s sleep. I hope everybody out there managed the same.


108m Hybrid Mega Yacht By Hareide Design

  • With this hybrid mega yacht concept we want to shift the focus from extrovert admiration, to creating a platform for actively experiencing the beauty of nature and the changing elements.
  • An elevated dining and viewing area, a tranquil garden surrounding a 20 m pool and a seamless transition to the water at the stern are contributing a complete new and exciting experience on board. 
  • The multifunctional space of the grand hall gives an unprecedented view and contact with the surrounding nature.
  • The ship is based on a classic 108 m mono hull design with the unique combination of elegance and modernity of Scandinavian design.
  • 300 square meters of high efficiency solar panels charging banks of lithium-ion batteries provides the ship with sustainable energy and enough power for slow cruising along quiet shorelines. For longer distance and higher speed you also have the option for diesel-electric propulsion, and if you get visitors the helipad comes in handy off course.

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Ok everyone. 2 days to go and then we go live on @kickstarter. We are so happy to bring you the Savior solar charging stlystem. The #savior goes anywhere and there is nothing like it on the market. Waterproof construction, clear touch screen smartphone port, and so much more! Please back us 😉! Sign up for updates - link in bio. #arceffect #wildreadyfree #saviorsolar #diy #mammothmountain #mtnbike #fishing #beach #solar #gadgets #gadget #tech #technology #outdoors #outdoorslife #backpacking #backpacker #offthegrid #camping #hiking #hikingadventures #travel #surf #surfing #skateboarding #snow photo by @skfilms (at Mammoth Lakes, California)

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