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Lost Arra 16-May-23
I’m going to be backpacking in for 8 or so days with a buddy, need a way to charge our phones and my camera (Sony RX100).
What’s your go to?
Solar pad deal, rechargeable battery pack?
Complete noob regarding this type of stuff
Solar panel, several battery packs. I have one manual crank one as well that works very well.
Cell phone is my camera these days. Leave the cell on airplane mode most of the time. Carry an Anker portable charger ( 4 charges) and it easily keeps the phone charged for a week minimum.
I use my phone as a camera,and gps and have found anker battery packs to be the best. Can't comment on ot charging cameras. I use solar panels at base camp but don't have a backpacking model. Interested in grabbing one as well will be watching for recommendations.
I can't imagine a little point and shoot camera going through much battery. Bring an extra battery for camera if you think you might drain ine and a couple Anker type battery bank and you should be good to go.
I have one battery pack and a solar panel. The pack will last a week on light usage, just GPS, or a long weekend if I have any signal and use the phone a bit. The solar panel is great on 2 week hunts. It has limitations, such as cloudy days are worthless, but I've always been able to stay fully charged.
If you keep your phone on airplane mode and don’t use Onx or other apps very much a couple battery packs will easily last a week. I can squeeze a week easy, and I like to read my kindle app on my phone at downtimes
Unless you need the phone for OnX/Gaia, leave it in the truck. Take a digital camera. You’ll do a lot less effing around with it than a phone.
Plus, you’re going with a buddy. Do you really need 2 phones?
Brad I'd go naked before leaving my phone. Gives me anxiety just thinking about it. ;)
We’ll use the phones for OnX for sure.
I’m going to order a topo map as well, need to get better versed on reading it effectively but I think it would be neat to have.
Which solar panel have you all liked?
From: Lost Arra
Remember that Brad's honey holes are 200 yards from the truck :-) Or maybe now 200 yards from his Wyo cabin.
I think mine is a Nomad.
^^^ Haha! While that may be true, when I go to Alaska moose hunting its a completely different story.