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How Do I Use A USB Solar Panel?

How Do I Use A USB Solar Panel?

A quick “How-To” for those new to portable solar… How do you use a USB solar panel or charger to keep your USB equipment & cameras running everywhere you go? Simple. Start by asking us what the best USB solar…

Solar Powered Laptop… Realities

Need a solar powered laptop? This article covers everything you need to know to take your laptop off-grid. Editor: Graham Morfitt, BSc (Physics) POP QUIZ Take a close look at this photo… See the problems? 1. The panel’s output voltage…

Solar Charging dSLR Cameras

Solar charging¬†dSLR cameras¬†away from civilization? This article covers everything you need to know to take your laptop off-grid. Editor: Graham Morfitt, BSc (Physics) This note is provided as a guide to those who want to solar power their digital SLR…

Buying A Pocket Solar Charger

I’ve been seeing a huge number of ‘gadget’ solar chargers on the market this year. Everything from keychain size up to devices larger than your hand. Personally, I think this is fantastic, and am glad to see so many alternative…

Solar Gifts – Avoid Disappointment

Solar Gifts – Avoid Disappointment

Thinking about a solar gadget as a gift for someone? I’d like you to choose wisely. What they say it can do in the description often isn’t the case. And, they assume you won’t do a little math to make…

Poweradd Apollo review on Trailspace

I just wrote a quick Poweradd Apollo review on Trailspace. You can read the review here… http://www.trailspace.com/gear/other/poweradd-apollo/?review=32193 The issues raised are consistent for any of these small, gimmick solar chargers. They are typically just a back-up battery with a solar…

Solar Charger vs More Camera Batteries

Solar Charger vs More Camera Batteries

The question almost always comes up… do I really need a solar charger for my upcoming wilderness trek, or should I just buy a bunch of camera batteries? Knowing that you will be away from power for days, weeks, or…

Personal Power for Nepal Trekkers

Personal Power for Nepal Trekkers

I just helped Mick Bromley of Wilderness Trekking head off to Nepal on his latest excursion with two sets of portable solar power systems. One is designed to keep a videographer’s equipment charged while he chronicles Mick’s legendary attention to…

Solar SmartPhone? Read This First!

Solar charging a smartphone is easy, but there are so many products on the market making promises that it becomes difficult to choose. The purpose of this article is to clear it all up for you. First, I will tell…

Goal Zero Solar Kit? Read this first.

Everyone in the solar industry has at least heard of Goal Zero by now. They are the American portable solar power company that was born out of african humanitarian aid projects. Goal Zero builds some fantastic products… heck, I sell…

Camping With CPAP or BiPAP

Camping With CPAP or BiPAP

As a portable power guy, I get asked quite frequently about power for camping with CPAP or BiPAP machines. My former business partner uses a ventilator in managing his Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, so this application is important to me. It…

The Modern Outpost Solar Gift Guide

Your Best Gift Ideas Are here This is continually updated, because every year something cool emerges. Either it’s new efficiencies, or it’s new battery capacities, or new connector formats. Last Update : December 11, 2018 I want you to avoid…

Reality Check : Solar iPhone Charger

iPhones, Blackberries, and other smartphones are a common solar charging question. So here is a summary of what you need to know to avoid frustration and choose the solar iphone charger that will do the job for you. USB Port…

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