What /out/ related inventions do you wish existed for consumer markets? Feel free to dream big!
I'd pay good money for a water bottle that refills itself by effectively drawing moisture from the surrounding air.
Silly thread but it's a nice departure from the norm I'll bite.
-Gravity manipulator to make your pack weigh less or nothing
-A solar panel that wirelessly and extremely quickly charged any electronic device ( a stretch I know)
Can't think of anything else at the moment. Your water bottle idea is great OP.
I wanna be able to visit planets. I wanna walk on Io and Europa. I wanna swim through Jupiter. I wanna play in the rock and dirt on Mercury and Venus. I wanna lay down in the dusky daylight of Pluto and stare at the tiny sun. Or just have a device that would give me a 5ft perimeter free of flies, skeetos, and ticks.
>-Gravity manipulator to make your pack weigh less or nothing
What if... you take a really big helium balloon and tie it to your back pack!
>a knife that never dulled
Spring steel is pretty close, but what you gain in edge retention you loose in rust resistance
>water container that doubles as an all in one filterer and boiler
I'm thinking a 2-chamber stainless steel water purifier, separated by an activated carbon filter. Fill the top chamber, it trickles through the filter to the bottom chamber, and unscrew the bottom chamber and place it over a fire to boil. Is that close to what you meant?
>self cleaning clothes
A british company started making silver-threaded underwear to combat body odor. Silver is anti-microbial so bacteria cannot survive on/in this clothing. I got nothing for sand and mud, though.
>low drag skeletonized exo suit
Now you're just being silly.
A moisture wicking insulation that is lighter, warmer, and cheaper than goose down. A material that is permanently waterproof, breathable, stronger, lighter, and cheaper than cubin fiber. A backpack that works like a bag of holding from DND and a headlamp that never burns out.
>-A solar panel that wirelessly and extremely quickly charged any electronic device ( a stretch I know)
Actually, this can be done right now with existing tech. It is just really expensive and all your gear needs to be outfitted for it which is also expensive. The only down side is distance from the solar panel to the device. The further that distance the more costly and bulky the system would need to be.
Oh and I'm talking like charging your phone in 2-5 minutes if that is "quickly" enough for you.
>headlamp that never burns out.
LED energy harvesting flashlight. These exist. They recharge in various different ways. From walking movement to wifi signal harvesting to turning body heat into energy. They use capacitors instead of batteries so they never need batteries changed.
Exoskeletons for hiking and climbing.
> and puts out ass and sucks like a $2 whore
> mfw make me breakfast bitch
> Yes Master, right away!
Basically a hammock tent that you can install high up in a trees rather than staying at ground level.
Not really a new invention, but the challenge is in the logistics.
>pill/mcguffin to repel all parasites both internal and external.
Acutally, you can do it for fairly cheap. Solar panels for hiking/backpacking go for $30-50, a good battery pack 10,000mAh and up can go from $30-$100 depending on size. Charge your battery pack all day, charge your phone/accessories at night. It's not super fast, I know. But if you have a large enough battery pack and you're somewhat conservative with your use (airplane mode when not in use) you could probably go about a good week or two without much issue. After that you may just have to be extra conservative with your usage..
Have to inform you that those have existed for a while anon.
You missed the part where it needed to do it wirelessly. Wireless transmission of power is expensive. Fully charging your equipment in a matter of a few minutes is also expensive. Combining the two makes it really expensive and doesn't use batteries.
This can be done now. Just no one is doing it. A backpack can have the pad that rests against your back be made of thermoelectric generator modules attached to an energy harvesting device.
But why stop there? The top and sides of the pack can have solar panels coupled with thermoelectric generator modules under them to absorb solar and thermal from solar. It can also have a few walking generators, basically magnets in tubes or pendulums that create power as the backpack is moved or as the hiker walks.
At night, just set it somewhat near your campfire and it will create all sorts of electric for you. If you switch out all your batteries for supercapacitors you'd be able to charge them in minutes.
depends on the altitude
a god damn portable mini hydroelectric generator and water wheel with a regulator. something pole shaped with collapsible blades that could be mounted across a stream and then provide solid amounts of power.
Basically a walking stick pole that has an umbrella mechanism to extend blades. Could be used in a stream of water or as a VAWT in the wind. It'd have the option of inserting a stick through an eye in the top of the pole, while its blades are not extended, so you can manually crank to make power.
That's actually retardedly doable.
I'd want cool shit laying around to pic up like heath kits, berserk mode etc
irl doom would be interesting for sure.
> new invention
> hammock high up in the trees
You're not too bright, are you son?
A "gun-like" object that when pointed at your abdomen, removes the appropriate fecal matter from your body which is ready to be expelled.
You would probably still need to take at least 2 or 3 natural shits per week to keep your rectum and sphincter muscles in shape but this would be cool theoretically.
>You would never need to shit in a river again.
You do that?
have a dirt repelling surface so that when you go through mud you don't end up carrying extra weight.
Have a little pump in the sole powered by your walking motion to get rid of sweat and moisture. No more blisters or trench foot.
Have a liner that monitors you gait and figures out how to customise its shape to you.
1) tent that can set itself up and pack itself up so that i don't have to fuck around with it at all.
2) chip every large predator so i can track their movements on google maps online and so you can set up an alarm if any comes closer than 100 meters
3) an anti-maul vest that explodes if you are begin mauled and delivers concentrated pepper and cs cloud around you with a series of huge bangs (either activates when damaged or set off manually pulling a string)
4) walking stick with steel bayonet port like a guns so you can attach a bayonet quickly and make a spear
5) hit scratch and water resistant smartphones with low standby consumption that have a solar panel on the backside to charge themselves
6) smart glass or lenses that can alter your vision so you see what various animals see
>3) an anti-maul vest that explodes if you are begin mauled and delivers concentrated pepper and cs cloud around you with a series of huge bangs (either activates when damaged or set off manually pulling a string)
You just know your "friends" will pull the string every time you wear it. "For lulz".
>5) hit scratch and water resistant smartphones with low standby consumption that have a solar panel on the backside to charge themselves
These exist now but are not made by the pleb phone companies and you have to pay serious money for them.
a rape whistle that makes women want to suck your dick so bad they forget everything else
it can only be used outdoors safely when you meet with the right female cause in a city you might get some unwanted attention
A basic, cheap, small sized dumbphone that's waterproof, has a good battery life and a retractable antenna. Sort of like pic related but less fancy and more room for practical things.
Why is this so hard to find? It's all either shitty smartphones och literal bricks trying to be smartphones.
dumb phones are dumb
you can't use them as gps or to navigate you can't use them to browse web you can't read a book or manual on them, they suck ass
frankly the smartphones biggest con is the battery life which is partially so awful because of the fuckhuge number of services running constantly even when you lock them up.
i bet a smartphone could last for a week if i could stop all the services i don't even need.
I don't need my phone to be anything but dumb, though. I just want it to be able to send text and do what phones were invented to do. The rest of the space should be used to make sure those two things work as good and for as long as possible. I already use a dedicated GPS that runs on AA batteries that will last a week with continual use, and I can bring spares. Once your smartphone with notoriously bad reception dies you're shit out of luck because you kept all your eggs in one basket. As for web browsing, I prefer to shitpost from the comfort of home.
I actually have a someone send me a short text summarizing the next day forecast. If it's known that a serial killer is stalking my parts of the woods, I'm sure that would be included, too.
gas masks with filters that don't expire in <2hours.
or maybe filters that can be cleaned and reused
everywhere I've read, filters=shit
All the old ones pre 60s-70s are expired, and have asbestos in them
Some filters have chromium (?) or other chemicals to filter certain chemicals. And they degrade/expire/will get you sick
Seriously anyone know of any good gas masks/filter combos I can throw in an INCH bag? Not to get off topic...
ive had two of those glow in the dark Nalgene bottles for about a year now and i love them. i have paracord tied as a handle around the rim. think storm lanterm handle. but with rope. helps with carrying
now ive been thinking. it would be pretty cool if you could have LED's or something on the inside of the cap so you could use it ias a lantern and because when its lit it charges the glow in the dark it would last even after you turn it off and just give a soft glow
it can be done cheaply with electromagnetic induction, I don't see the benefit of it being wireless though, perhaps charging everything so you don't need o think about it but for most people the only thing needing charge when out is a mobile. In which case it's ot much more effort to run a wire from the panel to the phone.
You guys need crank monkeys in your lives
I've seen one actually, for bikes. It works like a dehumidifier, cooling a condenser plate. Probably doesn't get much, but still.
Insulation: Angora rabbit wool. Its hollow, so it traps heat, plus all the usual benefits of wool. Not cheap, though. Waterproof and breathable: Tyvek 14-S is waterproof, durable, breathable, and thermally reflective. Bag of holding: yeah, good luck. Headlamp that never burns out: tritium! Okay, it only lasts about twenty years, but it doesn't require batteries.
1) that's called a frameless bivvy
2) do you just hate nature?
3) I guess so.
4) we get it. Just stay inside.
5) why are even on /out/?
6) what you're looking for is called a video game.
"Rape whistle". Lol... yeah, I'd pay good money for that, actually.
I know what I'm getting myself for Christmas. Thanks, Anons!
I'd like to see some sort of charge pack that provides electricity through kinetic movement. Intestinal microbe safe iodine tablets would be pretty baller. Maybe a sort of durable mylar that lasts for more than one use. Some sort of self regulating body temp controller.
>it can be done cheaply with electromagnetic induction,
No that is not cheap at all at the distances it needs to be charging devices at. There are already smartphones that use this technology. Not the ones you lay on a pad to use induction, but ones that harvest stray RF from remote sources. Though, using those in the wilderness will be retarded since there's not enough RF out there to do any good.
The best way to charge anything outdoors will be wired charging using cranked generators, wind turbines, solar, and/or thermoelectric..
I'd like a power supply that can harvest energy from everything conceivable. If is it sunny it will get solar power. If it is windy it will get get wind power. If you are walking it will get power from movement and/or piezoelectric. If you are touching it or have a campfire it will use the temperature difference for thermoelectric. If it is near stray RF/EMF it will harvest that too. If there's flowing water you can dip one end in and have hydro power. If you are feeling spry you turn a crank. If you happen to be near an outlet, vehicle, or PC you can use those too.
That way you always have a method of charging regardless of where you are.
lol yes. Keep in mind that their 1st prototype had a return ratio of 30 mins of hiking for 1 min of flashlight power.
You can do a lot better than that with some simple design modifications while still only using piezoelectric as the generation source. For instance, using a capacitor instead of a battery would be better. You can also have more than one piezoelectric device. You can also stack them and use them for the sides of the shoe as well. In fact you can make a type of sock out of them that slips over your foot then into any shoe or boot you own.
There's tons of stuff you can do. Not only that but this stuff is essentially on the level of Legos now. you can buy parts and put them together with just basic electronics knowledge and ability.
A cheap means of getting out of a city quickly. Teleportation would be nice.
Imagine it, quickly teleporting out of the office to sit innawoods and eat your lunch or to waste time. Sort of like in the Long Earth, if anyone's read it.
>Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Ohhh, might have to read that one.
Amazon.com is trying to cut through the red tape and legislation to get drone delivery to be a reality. They have the power to get it done. After the legal foundation is laid for that type of thing, drone delivery for other things, including pizza could be a realty.
Given that corporations are given the same rights as people and private citizens can own and operate those helicopter drones, what legislation needs to be put in place to allow this? I thought is was a cost of operations issue?
There's lots and lots of bullshit activists against all drone activity. There's the FAA. There's laws already in place against drones that prevent some aspects of this.
You know, because of terrorism.
a drug that enables you to keep calm and think rationally through pain / dehyrdation / lack of food.
adrenaline epipens for emergencies (I think these already exist, we just can't buy them)
A hiking boot that wont crush my toes when I'm walking down a steep incline
>1) that's called a frameless bivvy
not the same imo
>2) do you just hate nature?
no i just don't trust it
>4) we get it. Just stay inside.
no you don't get it
>6) what you're looking for is called a video game.
it was meant as a training tool for hunters and maybe an educational tool for kids really
>A hiking boot that wont crush my toes when I'm walking down a steep incline
>Tighten your shoelaces.
Perspiration can also do that or even the wrong sock type. It is annoying as fuck. However, the best solution is actually changing how you are placing your feet. Don't land your feet pointing straight down. Step down sideways so the feet are more horizontally placed.
This is one of those pictures where if you showed it to ancient humans that they would think that we were aliens.Especially true, since it looks like she has a miniature blue horse penis in that picture.
You realize even after a full day of hiking, the amount of reuseable electric energy generated from your body heat over the area of your back is probably < 300 mWh... That's enough to power a full sized flashlight for like 8 minutes... and even then the system is gonna cost you at least $300 just for the electronic parts.
Source: electrical engineer focusing in alternative energy generation. typical commercially available thermoelectric wearable generation material produces about 3 uW per sq. cm. Your back is maybe around 5000 cm^2. (5000 cm^2 * 3 uW/cm^2 * 9 hours of hiking = 135 mWh). So the practicality of this is basically non-existant. Try again in 50 years.
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There needs to be some kind of self-belay system for trad climbing. The setup would work like this: you have two cam-like devices attached to your harness by long ropes. As you climb, you put them in the wall as you normally would. When you get to the end of the rope, you put the second one in the wall, and remotely disengage the other one so you can keep climbing, then the cycle continues.
I feel like the technology for this already exists.
You only took 1 thing, probably stopped reading at the 1st sentence I assume. You need to figure in everything,
I already have an LED flashlight. It is all solid state. No moving parts, no battery, no switch or button. It uses capacitive sensing to turn on and off. I can recharge it with just about any source, solar, hand crank, electric bike, car battery, wall outlet, and so on. At 300mWh it will last about 1 hour of good light. 135 mWh would be about 27 minutes.
Thankfully, thermal from my back wouldn't be the only source since the pack listed in >>644145 has several methods of making energy. It'd take heat from you, heat from the sun, solar, heat from any fire, and from movement.
You also don't need $300 worth of stuff to do this with. How? You are not using any 1 thing to generate the energy. Parts are just a few dollars or even under a dollar. It is super simple and like putting Legos together now.
...Still waiting for innovation.
Innovation on hold until arrival.
>tfw ordering online means you never really know where something is coming from until you get the tracking number (pic related)
I'll probably end up with some zipties or keychain like last time I ordered something that was shipped from China.
Like putting an extra-long handle on a cam, so you can disengage it after you pass it? I've thought about this, too. It sucks to have to have a partner. I don't want my life in someone else's hands, and certainly not vice versa.
Seriously, though... Why don't we have stillsuits?
They exists, just as VERY EXPENSIVE AND CUSTOM TAILORED suits. AKA there can be no mass production of them, they have lots of parts/possibilities of failure, and they cost alot. But thanks to all that kidney dialysis tech bringing filtering costs down, all you have to do is deal with the fact you can't handle ANY HEAT!! Humans have evaporation of moisture as our primary heat reduction method, heck both humans AND dogs pant to reduce heat.
Fundamentally ineffective, also why make those suits BLACK IN A DESERT, only helps cool you down if you have plenty of water to sweat in COTTON.
The socks are, "Covert Threads," so just google that.
I think they just use nano particles, not actual threads of silver. Which means that over time the particles will get washed out and no longer work as advertised. However, while the particles are still there, they should work very effectively. After that, they will perform like any other sock.
The underwear one uses "silver chloride" and is called "Polygiene". They don't use actual threads either, but isn't using nano particles either.
Another company "x-bionic" actually uses silver threads "X-UnderWear and X-Socks" but silver threads are the wrong form to properly be as antimicrobial as they need to be. The nano particles are the best method. The company also does not tout the effectiveness nearly as much as the other companies do. Their form of silver will last a great deal longer than the others at least.