More stove madness

I just uploaded more crazy pictures from a recent camping trip. They are in this gallery.

Right now, I want a real thing – something like Crusader cooking system, but made out of titanium. Also thinking about switching to hexamine. If you have any recommendations on cooking systems, please post in the comments section.


Ad-hoc stove

I’ve been camping yesterday, and it was rough. I’ve entered forest that was unknown to me after dark, and set up a camp at night.

Cooking system? Very small metal tin, Kifaru internal frame, billy kit. Do you need more? Yes, you do.
Although lukewarm meal is better than a cold one.

Explanation for the last picture, as enhanced by my wearable computer:

[Red_line] = Kifaru internal frame
[Green_line] = metal tin
[Yellow_line] = british billy kit


Get off the street

They all must go.


25% of my iPod touch apps

1. AnyClock Nice “bedside clock” that ties into your Google Calendar.

2. AppMiner Alternative interface for the App Store.

3. Bento Show me on a database where he touched you!

4. BUZZER! Music Quiz So if you imagine your iPod’s music library as an reality, Buzzer will be  augmented reality game. It’s great music quiz that will give you a new way to look at your music collection.

5. Convertbot The best conversion utility on the platform.  On the  Mac OS X you should use Launchbar as your interface for Google conversion function for lighting fast access to information.

6. Days Until Best countdown utility, because it uses application badge, so you don’t even need to launch it.

7. Dictionary

8. Drop7 (demo) I dog-dare  you to stop playing this

9. FStream Internet. Radio. Internet radio!

10. iBank Handheld companion to great OS X accounting software. 3 ways to sync — geekery!

11. iNietzsche A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

12. Instapaper Pro (free here)  my favourite way to read on the iPod… Kinetic scrolling!

13. IRChon #r4nger5 in your pocket.

14. iSurvive – Military Grade Survival Manual

15.Last.fm has calendars, too!

15. London Tube Deluxe plan your journe, even when offline (don’t be shy,everyone’s offline from time to time!).

16. Memiary Low-cost application that synchronizes with memiary.com, best (or simplest) journal-type webapp I have yet found

17. OrthovoxGristleizer in your pocket. Or something.

18. Remote – iTunes controller; made by Apple, so you know what to expect.

19. TED – app for streaming TED talks.

21. Toodledo – To Do list of choice

22. Tweetie – Twitter client

23. Wiki Tap – Annotated Wikipedia and Dictionary – my  favourite way to access Wikipedia; can pull up location-based articles.



Customers in shopping centres are having their every move tracked by a new type of surveillance that listens in on the whisperings of their mobile phones.

The technology can tell when people enter a shopping centre, what stores they visit, how long they remain there, and what route they take as they walked around.

It has already been installed in two shopping centres, including Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, and three more centres will begin using it next month,

[Times Online] has learnt. Read full piece after the jump.

This article was featured in Newsreal around a year ago, yet still I feel a significance of it, as it affects my… neighbourhood (?).


[UPDATED] How to deal with bright colors

After buying a new headlamp yesterday, I was faced with a challenge: how to attach it with its great, watertight (but red) case to my backpack in a way that will make this both easy accessible and low profile.

The answer was already on my shoulder strap. An olive “LBE band” (sorry for no linkage, “USMC’s” website is lacking). The only thing was to figure out the way to meet all my requirements listed above. I am quite happy with the results, look at the pctures below to see the subtile marriage of bright red box, MALICE clip, LBE band and PALS webbing:

UPDATE: an LBE band can be positioned in such a way that it covers entire front of the headlamp’s case, leaving only very small top and bottom areas visible.  Hooah!


Boonie hat advice

Don’t loose it.