After my whining the other day about no power for my laptop I still managed to get out two posts didn’t I? Wanna see how I made the battery in my laptop last long enough to download my camera, check the news and do the posts?
I can thank the Man for almost instantly getting sick of my moaning and shhhh-ing everyone ( “don’t talk to me, I’m trying to write and the battery is going to die any minute!”) and, in true bushman style, rigging up a quick fix.*
Well, not really bushman style, maybe in true ‘I love things that go zap style’…..
He got out the solar panels and connected them to a power pack. Then he dug out an inverter plugged it in to the power pack. Voila! Instant power! I plugged my laptop in and tapped away happily until the sun went down. Of course, the cost of the panels, power pack and inverter probably exceeds the value of my laptop!
This kind of camping can hardly be called camping, can it? Gone are the days when we used to go off with whatever we could carry on a motorbike, and I can tell you that after a tent and sleeping bags that isn’t very much!!
Sitting out in the sun and still on the ‘puter, see why I never want to go home? 😀