Regular followers of this 'ere blog will know I put out a collection, culled from the last decade, of my best columns, editorials and travel tales as an e-book a few months back (for Kindle heads the link and kind reviews are here).
In a technologically backwards but essential step the tome is now available as a paperback as well. No power source, no wifi, no 3G needed to get this puppy.
It has the added bonus that if you do indeed drop it in the shitter then you're down the price of a pint and half, not £80 of boutique electronics.
So if you are looking for something to see you through those howling onshore days while camping in France, the rainy flat days in Ireland or the too hungover to even breathe mornings in Cornwall this might just fit the bill.
You can get it from Amazon here.