Internet, Even When the Lights go Out

Erik Hersman | December 23rd, 2014

As a Kenyan company based in Nairobi, we know first-hand the challenges of dealing with power cuts. So we built a router that stays online when the li...

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BRCK Nile Expedition Redux

Paul Birkelo | December 19th, 2014

With all the hubbub about the team’s epic three week dash to South Africa and back, some may have forgotten that only a month and a half ago, the ot...

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A Dash South, and Back Again

Erik Hersman | December 14th, 2014

It has been 18 days since we left Nairobi for South Africa, then returned to Kenya. In that time, we passed through 8 countries, 18 border posts, cove...

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Getting Connected

Kurt Unger | December 13th, 2014

The BRCKs have been working great on this trip; pop in a data enabled SIM card and a few minutes later the solid blue ring tells us that we are online...

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Through Mozambique and Malawi

Erik Hersman | December 11th, 2014

Before we left Nairobi, 2 weeks ago, I though that a 500km day on a motorcycle was a long time. Now I just ask, “well, what will we do in the aftern...

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The Emperor has no clothes

Philip Walton | December 10th, 2014

Since I was a child I have heard stories regaled of South Africa. The modernity. The beauty. The ethnic diversity. Even though I remember seeing signs...

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Mark Kamau | December 8th, 2014

We had a long 17 hour day on the road yesterday. We did this to compensate for over 10 hours lost fixing the Land Rover in Johannesburg. We started at...

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Dashing back

Kurt Unger | December 6th, 2014

Paul and I flew down to Johannesburg on Monday and spent some time helping prepare for when the team arrived.  We looked for mechanics shops for all ...

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