One piece of camping equipment I always like to have with me is a good solar lantern. Lanterns are very nice for illuminating your campsite or tent, and they tend to provide more visibility than a flashlight when you are out and about, walking around in the dark. I tend to use a solar camping lantern over a traditional battery powered lantern because they provide a similarly … [Read more...] about The Best Solar Camping Lanterns Reviewed
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One item in my camping gear collection that really surprised me with its effectiveness was the Solar Camp Shower that I purchased. I bought it thinking it would be nice to have a way to rinse off on some of my camping trips that are a little bit off the beaten path, and I have been pleasantly surprised with how well it has performed. Truth be told, expectations were limited … [Read more...] about Solar Camp Showers Reviewed
One of the things that my brother and I have always done is test different ways to start fires in all sorts of outdoor survival situations. We having been doing this since our days in Boy Scouts – sometimes successfully and sometimes with results that were epic failures (I don’t care what they do on TV, starting a fire with sticks is nearly impossible). While matches and … [Read more...] about The Best Solar Fire Starters Reviewed!
For those of us that really like to spend a lot of time outdoors away from electricity, but also really like using our smartphones for documenting those outdoor adventures – a real smart investment would be the purchase of a solar powered backpack. Smartphones, tablets, and laptops are awesome until the battery dies on you, than they are pretty much worthless. Good solar … [Read more...] about The Best Solar Powered Backpacks Reviewed!