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Postby pcslim » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:30 am

Phone-charging stove updates camping gear
Here's some gear to help you keep your electronic equipment fully charged while you're in the backcountry! I've seen the solar chargers before, but this is the first I've seen of a stove that charges electronic gear! There's also a nice UV pen to keep your water pure.
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Re: Camping Electronics

Postby MojaveMike » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:52 am

Tech Minute: Camping apps
Not exactly useful, but slightly interesting...
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Re: Camping Electronics

Postby shadylady » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:50 am

Showing off the Power Practical PowerPot V
They say it's a great way to keep your electronic gadgets charged while you're out camping. It might be good to have in an emergency preparedness kit and I'm sure that there are plenty of preppers who will want one of these too. As for me, not so much!
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Re: Camping Electronics

Postby sandman » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:12 am

Apple Granted Patent For Solar-Powered, Dual-Screen Laptop :pac:
Interesting idea that might help make it possible to keep your laptop charged while you're out in the middle of nowhere away from the power grid. Not really a game changer, but it might expand the playing field slightly!
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Re: Camping Electronics

Postby mrfish » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:32 am

Explore the great outdoors with these apps
This short video provides a quick description of a few apps that might be useful for those "who love to go a wandering" in the mountains or deserts or most anywhere else.
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Re: Camping Electronics

Postby mrfish » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:36 am

Bad Company - Knapsack :blah:
For those unsure as to why I put "love to go a wandering" in quote in my previous post, here's the explanation:
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Re: Camping Electronics

Postby surfsteve » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:07 pm

I own one of these solar chargers in black. I paid over twenty dollars for mine about three or four months ago. I was totally impressed. It's actually a really high quality charger!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/30000mAh-Dual-U ... 461f1a94b2

I leave it out in the sun all the time. It seems like the battery charges my cell phone every bit as fast as the wall charger though it takes several days to charge the solar battery. I never used it for camping. It's more for emergency use or the big one. So far I only actually used it for real one time when the electricity went out a few weeks ago. It came in handy because I forgot to charge my phone! I'd probably have to own several of them because I'm pretty hard on my phone.

I wonder if they have anything reasonable that will charge a notebook. They didn't last time I looked... It wouldn't do much good for me unless I could also power my wireless modem. A notebook is too big to take camping. I guess that's what they make Dell Venue's for...
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Re: Camping Electronics

Postby cactuspete » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:37 am

7 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius
Most of these hacks are non-electronic, but the lantern one does involve an electronic device. In fact, it may suggest the most useful way to utilize an iPhone ever proposed!
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Re: Camping Electronics

Postby sandman » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:38 am

CNET How To - Access Google Maps offline :pac:
This could be handy as long as your battery doesn't run out of juice!
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Re: Camping Electronics

Postby pcslim » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:50 am

Cool camping gear includes phone-charging stove
Quite a few neat gadgets featured in this quick video. I'm not too keen on the speakers. After all, we go camping to escape the noise and enjoy a little peace and quiet.
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