So you're out there - on the mountains, into the wild, wherever - and the battery of your phone is dead. Same for your camera.
And you desperately want to take some photos or to use the GPS function of your smartphone... But you can't.
Now, these are not serious problems, right?
But what if you get injured and need to call rescue service? Or what if you can help somebody else who's in trouble?
Basically, if you were in a life or death situation and a simple phone call or a map-location service would make the difference, you'd be stranded without power. Electric power - stored in the batteries of your gadgets.
How to prevent that from happening?
Now, I care a lot about shooting and editing videos when I go to cool places. I also work in the photovoltaic panels industry and I use videos to promote our services.
That being said, I always carry with me my GoalZero Nomad 7 portable solar panel/charger so I can charge all my portable electronics:
- GoPro HD camera
- Sony compact camera
- MP3 player
It's small, light, reliable and you can fold it easily - it's no bigger than a notebook when folded.
And if you want to charge your gadgets while moving, you can hang the solar panel on your backpack - it has loops at each corner for this purpose.
It also works when it's cloudy - so all you need is daylight.
Where to buy your mobile solar charger
The best prices are usually on Amazon so here are the links:
I used the Nomad 7 to charge my video gear. Here's a sample of my work:
I know I charged my phone in the balcony more than I thought I would. :-)
Check out the full review if you wanna know more.
Be safe and take charge!