Monday, 21 September

Today’s fast-pacing development in the consumer electronics area has been benefiting the outdoors enthusiasts as well. Of course, it does have its flip-side too: Aren’t we supposed to get away from all the modern technology, and just enjoy the simplicity that the outdoors provides?

Three years ago, when I for the first time attempted to make a fire with bow and drill, I spent hours and hours, without success. I probably didn’t have a clue how it was supposed to be done.

So I started searching the Internet and watching YouTube videos for clues to doing it right. And I kept practicing until I finally got a fire!

Often when you are out there hiking or what not, your mobile phone or GPS unit runs out of charge. You might carry some extra batteries for your GPS unit, but most likely not for your cell phone. One option is a crank dynamo charger, which I wrote about in my previous blog, and for which we made a video review on the nwsisu YouTube channel.