Step 7: The Way of the Pump
Your bike shop can get you a very small Schraeder-to-Presta valve adapter that will let you use the gas station pump on any type of innertube. Gas station pumps will fill a bike tire in just a couple seconds – keep your hand on the stick and be ready to pull out fast! In more remote areas, locals with pickup trucks often have a tire pump.
There is also the Vampire pump, but I can't recommend it both due to impracticality and immorality. Its just as large and heavy as a mini-pump, but it won't fill your tires to full pressure and if used carelessly will leave its host in a dangerous condition.
Many gas stations also have "fix-a-flat" made for car tires. This is a combination glue + pressure aerosol that should work on a bike too, although I have not tried it myself.
The Pump Challenge: do you know any other way to pump a tire without a pump? assume you are at the side of a road with a flat tire, not in your well equipped shop. Can you figure out how to connect a 2 liter soda bottle you found in a dumpster to your valve, and stomp on it to pump up?