TAG: Backpacking

Powerpot Charges Your Devices While You Cook

Powerpot Charges Your Devices While You Cook

When you run out of juice for your mobile devices, and the nearest outlet is miles away, what are you gonna do? If you own a Powerpot, you’ll just start cooking your meal, and turn some of the heat from your stove into a charge for your gadget. Weighing just 12 ounces, this little device is one of the lightest methods of providing a charge on the go, and can be used with any heat source, including a camp fire. “The PowerPot is a thermoelectric generator designed to work with a wide variety of stoves and fuel sources. It turns… read more

Want To Be More Creative? Get Outdoors

Want To Be More Creative? Get Outdoors.

If you haven’t been getting outside enough lately, consider that carving time out in the day for doing so may enhance your creativity, among other things. Researchers from the University of Kansas looked at the effect that being immersed in nature can have on creativity. Interested in finding if being outdoors could elicit measureable brain fluctuations, they performed studies on groups of backpackers ranging in age from 18 to those in their 60’s. The research team took groups of participants on a backpacking excursion in Utah. After being given the Remote Associates Test (RAT), which is a word association assessment… read more