Why a backpacking computerThis may seem a bit out of charactor... but secretly (or maybe not so secretly) Jess and I are currently software engineers by day. While we were hiking the JMT we got to chatting and came up with the idea. As I thought about it the idea of a backpacking computer got more and more enticing, here's some uses we came up with:
- Writing blog-posts while on the trail.
- Store piles of reference books. Think edible plant, tree guides, and bushcraft books.
- General reading for fun.
- Maybe do a little hacking for fun or profit.?
- I have a HAM radio license, so I was thinking about how cool it'd be to get a computer that speaks PSK31. PSK31 works at very low powers and can reach very long distances, so it could be really useful for contacting the outside world.