This is my
first official journal entry
for my walk to Niigata. I have tagged it “niigata walk” and plan to
have Hugo look for that tag when putting together a blog, possibly at
/quests/walk-to-niigata/ which currently
has a copy (hardlink on my local machine) to this file.
I will almost certainly end up with a shorter domain pointing at the entries, and I want to use the same workflow as I do now for journal entries.
Anyway, I have started mapping a possible route, and talking with my men’s circle about logistics.
Men, do any of you know electronics? I am looking to make or buy a charger setup that can harness solar / wind / walk / slow rotating energy as I walk to Niigata. I found this https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/camping-and-hiking/best-solar-charger
I found this backpack with a solar panel https://www.666-666.jp/1505270000000000.html for sale on a Japanese website.
I think for this you need to first calculate how many Watt hours do you need and the voltage of the appliances and what's your optimal discharge time then you can go from there. If your goal is to have electricity whereever you go, then a couple of powerbanks with fast charging would be ur best bet in my opinion but if your goal is to build a system then you'd need to do more calculations
Hey Rob, you asked for help and help you get... It may just not be very helpful.. Seems like you find something similar re portable chargers, but here's one that comes recommended from use on the 3000km+ trail that covers the length of New Zealand - Te Araroa. Older sites recommended not using solar in NZ cos it's always cloudy haha but seems tech has adapted and here's the winner
I found it on this website and it discusses the Te Araroa trail, in case you're needing a longer trail to dream about as well
I mentioned that I want to pull a wagon.
Pulling a wagon, epic! A man from a circle in Wellington I know pulled a wagon from Mongolia to Beijing, http://theslowway.weebly.com/blog/cart-prototype-10-test
Bren, relaying some crowdsourced ideas of cool places to go:
Aizu, https://www.echigo-tsumari.jp/en/, Mashiko, Eichigo Uzawa
09:28 Tuesday 19 May 2020 JST
I considered incorporating this route, but it is longer and apparently higher.. https://walkjapan.com/tour/nagano-snow-country