UM: Solar Car

A post on the University of Michigan’s solar car blog describes what it’s like to set up camp during the World Solar Challenge (WSC)  in Australia, which will be held in October. “During WSC, we are entirely dependent on what we bring to the outback, completely away from civilization. Conditions can be hostile in the Australian outback, so it is important that the team has a few basic items that are necessary to survival. For example, wind speeds reach up to 60 mph, there could be torrential rain, deadly animals or insects, or extreme heat or cold temperatures. A few of the most important items that we keep on hand are reliable pocket knifes and flashlights.” [Source]