Outdoor Gear Essentials – 4 Accessories to Recharge your Electronics

If you are wondering why would i need my smartphone charged while camping! Here is a few essential usage of Smartphones during a camping trip:

  • Making emergency phone calls!!!!!
  • Navigation!!!!
  • Flashlight!!!
  • Camera!!
  • Weather!
  • Alarm
  • Music
  • Camping checklist
  • Googling first aid procedures…etc

and i assume you WON’T use it for entertainment or gaming!

Unfortunately battery technology hasn’t advanced much in parallel with other electronic technologies. In this post i will list traditional & solar power alternatives that you can carry along to your camping outing.

1. Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit with Nomad 7 Solar Panel

  • Charges MP3 players, cell phones and more
  • Charges a Smartphone in one hour
  • Built-in LED light runs for 150+ hours per charge

2. Goal Zero Venture 30 Recharger

  • Built-in Micro USB Tip Tangle-free charging for phones and tablets; Certified cables for efficient charging
  • Solar Ready Built-in Charging Tip; No extra cables to lose; Charge up in 4 hours from USB – in 9 hours of full sun from the Nomad 7
  • Waterproof in Use Dunk it, spray it, use it in the rain; Power that handles whatever Mother Nature can throw at you; No rubber plugs needed
  • 30 Wh, 7,800mAh Power Pack Power phones (2-3x), tablets (1x) and more; Lightweight and packable from the airport to the trail
  • High-speed USB 4.8A across dual ports, Two high-speed ports capable of dishing out the fastest charge possible, at the same time; Power two devices at once or share with a buddy; Integrated Flood Charge optimizes your charging time

3. Celestron® Elements™ PowerTank Go Portable Power Supply

  • Portable power Supply with extra-large 7800 mah battery charges smartphones, tablets, Mp3 players, and many other usb-powered device
  • Extremely durable and rugged outer housing makes power tank go crushproof and shockproof
  • Water and dust resistant with a ingress protection Rating of IP-65
  • Ergonomically design fits easily in your pocket or pack
  • LED flashlight with four modes: low light, high light, flashing, SOS

4. Streamlight 22600 EPU-5200 Portable USB Power Pack with Built-In Flashlight

  • Nylon polymer/metal
  • Made in US
  • Perfect for extended operations/scene management
  • IPX7 waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes; 2 meter impact resistance tested
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Durable lithium ion battery rechargeable up to 500 times
  • High-impact, super-tough, nylong polymer construction


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