In the October 2010 issue of Countryfile Magazine there is an article reviewing some of the portable solar chargers available on the market. I am a heavy phone user whilst out hiking (thanks to Social Hiking), and the idea of a free source of power to keep my phone going is great, but is it actually practical?
During today’s BBC Countryfile programme, there was an interesting feature on Edgar Brown – a man who enjoys walking in the countryside with no shoes and socks on.
Now this captured my imagination – as a child I loved nothing better than walking through the fields around our house barefoot, taking in all the sensations and feelings. Even to this day, I enjoy walking barefoot through dry grass and across sandy beaches.