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Pennine Way 2020

Train: D05:57 A09:47 £78.80

Advance: 06:57Cambridge Edale 10:47 3h 50m Single Fare £51.50

Coach: D01:15 A07:35 £28.10 Sheffield D08:33 A08:57 £7.80 - total £35.90

If get an advance ticket then far better to do train - 4 hours less travel for £15 but arrive 2 hours later.

Things to chagne over Pembrokshire:

  • Bring cooking gear - want hot food in evenings and day if raining
  • Take 4xD cell charger - 6xC cell failed
  • Keep all credit cards and money in separate places
  • Pi Zero W+ if it's out…
  • maybe duvet jacket if it's light enough

Pembrokshire (aborted) 2019

Camping

What Weight/g Pre-notes
rucksack 1400 New green karrimore 65l?
rucksack cover 70 orange
1/2 man tent 1670 it's old but it's light and low and I trust it
sleeping bag 1300 Decathon FORCLAZ TREK 500 5° XL
sleeping mat 150 3/4 cut down decathon £5 - bit slippy
sleeping stuff ? sleep mask, mp4 player (TED), FM radio, headphones - most weight in 2xAA batteries
eating 20 spoon and tiny can opener
Water tablets 0 Water is heavy to carry, these purify water for drinking
water bottle 1l used and 1/2l empty
5 plagy bags dry closths, wet cloths, electronis and 2 spare
maps whistle 120 one the OS route map
washkit 120 sponge, razor, t-paste, t-brush, soap
first aid 40 plasters, painkillers, superglue, needle

Clothes

What Weight pre-notes
walking boots WORN
Cagool top+trews 520 solid black top, lined trews
smelly hellies top+trews 340 I love the one I have
gloves, hats 90 black lightweight gloves, black running hat, red balaclava, midge net
long walking trews 310 thin and quick dry, not zippy ones
long sleve t shirt 290 long sleved yellow running top
short sleve t-shirt 80 short sleve blue running top
red fleece 500 WORN good for getting warm
running shorts 110 for swimming, sleeping and maybe walking
underwear 1 upants, 1 running under and 3 pairs socks

Food for nearly 5 days (chippie only on last day)

What kcal/100g amount sum kcal pre-notes
peanuts 607 4x200g 4856 1000 kcal a day - could survive on 400g peanuts a day (£1 from Aldi)
jelly babies

Just bounght when needed

Entertainment

What pre-notes post-notes
mobile use for games and x display, take out SIM! Load new microSD card with podcasts and TED talks
RPi0W For WiFi finding and connecting through TOR/VPN. Also compute if low on power.
PW3 Kindle For ebooks (don't ever connect to Amazon) and terminal
Hub for connecting power to Pi and having USB Wifi and keyboard all working at once
keyboard US mini - needs no blootooth
notepad + pencils because I think and write everything down yes, only needed two small ones
pocket tripod To take some good footage useless - don't bring again
3x LiIon batteries make? Includes short charging cables CHECK CHARGE
2x 230V to USB standard USB charger for when got mains power - two lots so can charge everything at once charging is too slow - bought batteries instead
AM/FM radio AM as likely to be out of FM range FM was good enough - really needed
FM/MP3 very very light - loaded with TED talks useless - throw away
3x specs one high mag (2.5) for RPi work, two reading (2.0) yes - specs necessary
small cards pateince? not used - don't bring again

Total was 10kg - much better than Scotland - weight was fine.

6 x C cell failed to charge - don't use again

Scotland 2019

Equipment

Camping

What Weight/g Pre-notes Post-notes
rucksack 1400 New green karrimore 65l? Only just big enough. Didn't have a hieght adjustment. Some stitch tearing.
1/2 man tent 1670 it's old but it's light and low and I trust it Would have been nice to sit up, or to be able to pack in rain. Tent tears.
sleeping bag 1300 Decathon FORCLAZ TREK 500 5° XL Light but damp at toes
sleeping mat 540 3/4 length BLEW! Needs replacing
sleeping stuff 160 sleep mask, mp4 player (TED), FM radio, headphones - most weight in 2xAA batteries mp4 player useless, FM radio great
wood stove 440 I want a way to make warm food occasionally Slow if fuel damp
firelighters 200 2x cig lighters and 10 hearthplace fire lighters Need working waterproof matches. Could light on half a firelighter, so save 100g
eating 180 plastic mug, spork, nylon and metal scrubber, tiny can opener scrubbers not used
Water tablets 0 Water is heavy to carry, these purify water for drinking not used
water bottle 1l used and 2l empty 1l was right size for day use, could fill when needed, 2l useful when no water at camp site
bin bags bags Stuff will get wet. We will need to carry extra stuff sometimes not used
maps, compass, whistle 500 The West Highland Way map and 4 OS landranger -100g per map Too many maps
washkit sponge, razor, t-paste, t-brush, sun cream, midge repellant, soap soap not used
first aid and meds 230 including 3x painkillers, blister plasters, tick remover non used - carry fewer painkillers
5kg could probably cut a kilo

Clothes

What Weight pre-notes post-notes
walking boots WORN New! need to tie tight or blisters
flipflops 140 to get out of the boots! never used - waste of weight
Cagool top+trews 520 solid black top, lined trews need Gortex top
smelly hellies top+trews 340 I love the one I have used top, not bottom
gloves, hats 150 black lightweight gloves, black running hat, green sunhat, red balaclava, midge net gloves and balaclava not used, but light
long walking trews quick dry, unzip to shorts
long sleve t shirt 290 long sleved yellow running top used as sunblock
short sleve t-shirt 80 short sleve blue and black running tops worn all the time
fleece 500 WORN good for getting warm
wool jumper 390 fine wool emergency use
running shorts 110 for swimming, sleeping and maybe walking used for walking
underwear 1 upants and 3 pairs socks lots of dry socks needed
2.5kg rough carried weight about right

Food for nearly 5 days (chippie only on last day)

What kcal/100g amount sum kcal pre-notes post-notes
muesli 389 1000 3890 every morning ~1000 kcal very good with seeds and peanuts and water
mixed roasted seeds 622.2 300 1866 for with muesli and at lunch
hot noodles 365 4x300g 1200 easy to cook - 300kcal a day good in evenings
stuffing 352 2x170g 1200 easy to cook - 300 kcal a day messy bag not strong enough
peanuts 607 4x200g 4856 1000 kcal a day - could survive on 400g peanuts a day (£1 from Aldi)
shortbread 515 210g 1082 highest energy density biscuit
oaties/gnuts 462 2*300g 2772 more biscuits for choice
racer bars lunch and emergency not apetising
white choc 516 100g 516 treat…
jelly babies needed more
coffee ad tea bags 100 strong brought too much, pain to make coffee in morning/lunch. 1 tea bag a day
flavour 170 salt, hot chilli sauce, garlic powder, bouillon powder hot chilli sauce hardly used, salt unused as had salted peanuts - could be half weight carried
3710 16821 3200 a day for 5 days don't normally need 5 days food - it's heavy

Entertainment

What pre-notes post-notes
mobile use for games and x display, take out SIM! Load new microSD card with podcasts and TED talks
RPi0W For WiFi finding and connecting through TOR/VPN. Also compute if low on power.
PW3 Kindle For ebooks (don't ever connect to Amazon) and terminal
Hub for connecting power to Pi and having USB Wifi and keyboard all working at once
keyboard US mini - needs no blootooth
notepad + pencils because I think and write everything down yes, only needed two small ones
pocket tripod To take some good footage useless - don't bring again
3x LiIon batteries make? Includes short charging cables CHECK CHARGE
2x 230V to USB standard USB charger for when got mains power - two lots so can charge everything at once charging is too slow - bought batteries instead
AM/FM radio AM as likely to be out of FM range FM was good enough - really needed
FM/MP3 very very light - loaded with TED talks useless - throw away
3x specs one high mag (2.5) for RPi work, two reading (2.0) yes - specs necessary
small cards pateince? not used - don't bring again

HUNTED 2019

Phases:

  • First day - need to get away - medium risk per day
  • Most time - need to stay under radar - holiday period - low risk per day
  • Last 48 hours - luck needed - high risk

Challenges:

  • Getting lifts
  • Sleeping in tent and washing in streams/lakes
  • Getting cash (maybe use taxi at very end?)

TO DO before hand

  • remove my account from Shrek computer downstairs and change tmp password
  • make a complete packing list and estimate weight
  • shut down hack0 and remove SSD
  • remoe my account from Leo's cracked tablet
  • gather all laptops, phones, tablets and disks and hide them (where?)
  • put keys, credit cards out of sight - in work pedastal?
  • finish building wind turbine and test
  • overnight games night with Leo
  • mark bothies on maps as emergency accomodation
  • sign out everything from Google
  • VirginMedia web site or IMAP - that would allow access to all emails - check security of all VM passwords
  • root Alcatel 1 phone
  • install tor and openVPN on zeroW

TO DO on the run

  • change Google password - then nothing else can know it
  • delete all unused accounts, change password on used accounts to be 10chars or more
  • read some old books
  • get fit
  • write an essay “on the luxury of luxury” - or why we can no longer afford more luxury
  • write instruction set, emulator and code for Dippy
  • Learn pyRTL and code up Dippy and Blinking
  • learn British trees
  • run hashcat / John the ripper to see if any passwords can be cracked
  • convert domains to run as https and automate the production of certificates

Previous Series

If we make it, we will compete in series 5. There have also been two celebrity series and there is a US and Dutch version.

In all UK series except the last there have been a few winners, indeed the odds are quite good > 20% (i.e. more than 2 winners in 10 contestants). The program probably has a strategy to make it likely that someone will win, but they may feel it time to catch everyone this year. It's in their control, they do spread the time out so that someone is at danger of being caught at the end of each episode and so the catchings occur roughly equally across time. This means that the chances of us getting caught go up with time as there are fewer other people to catch.

Equipment

TO DO

  • What walking maps?
  • Secure:
    • shrek
    • 3x small laptops
    • all unused disks
    • all rpi
    • wipe unused SSD cards
    • set master password on all Thunderbird and delete all old passwords
  • RPi3B+:
    • Install:
      • Tensorflow
      • pyTorch/karas?
      • dokuwiki
    • Ensure that MAC address is random each time
    • Set up SMTP on AWS - not in UK so can't be hacked?
    • Set up a delayed send email? postfix seems to have problems with this
    • Install all of wikipedia and ted talks - kiwix is supposed to do it for Android
    • set up squid on AWS and set it as a proxy server for RPi.
  • sleeping bag - does Tara think it's okay - what weight is it? Is it 10 degrees?

Cyber

Dr Em Watts @ gmail.com MASS£DREMMA

On the run tasks

  • Imagi Ltd
  • Neuracore Ltd
  • Climate change
  • Learn pyRTL
    • code up Dippy
    • code up Blinking
  • read a lot of Guteberg
  • watch a lot of TED talks
  • listen to a lot of podcasts

Maps of Scotland

YES 9 Cape Wrath
YES 15 Loch Assynt
YES 19 Gairloch & Ullapool
YES 20 Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom
YES 24 Raasay & Applecross
YES 25 Glen Carron & Glen Affric
YES 33 Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn
YES 34 Ft Augustus
NO 40 Mallaig & Glenfinnan

Hunted S4E4 says Sat 21st with about week to go, so that's an extraction date of end July.

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