I have done many crazy things looking for WiFi spots. I’ve slowly walked through the streets, computer in hand, despratly seeking a neighbor who didn’t lock me out. No longer I say!
Popular Science wrote an excellent “How To” article on producing your own portable WiFi spot out of a backpack. Follow the simple instructions (with McGuyver music playing in thebackground) and you got yourself a solar powered backpack that will get you connected to the net. A true hackers dream.
It is a do-it-yourself endeavor, but it aint exactly cheap. Expect to spend a little over $1,000, or what I like to call a “G.”